Links & Resources

Here are some useful links and resources to support your volunteer programme.

Agenda Consulting

Agenda Consulting provide volunteer surveys and benchmarking studies for none-profit organisaitons.

Better Impact

Better Impact specialises in providing volunteer management software. From online applications to rota management, Better Impact is designed to help you manage your volunteers more efficiently.

British Library

Contains the Institute of Volunteering Research evidence bank previously with NCVO.

Business Balls

Provides a range of resources, from training materials to interesting blogs, that will support your growth as a leader.

Ellis Archive on the Professional Leadership of Volunteers

A 20th century archive documenting the evolution of the leadership and management of volunteers

HVG YouTube Channel

If you're looking for video presentations, case studies and discussions our YouTube channel is the place for you.

Make Your Mark

The Make Your Mark in Volunteering campaign aims to increase the number and diversity of heritage volunteers in Scotland. They've compiled a range of resources to help you create inclusive volunteering programmes.

National Lottery Heritage Fund

Helpful guidance for managing and developing volunteering at your organisations


NCVO provide resources and research that will help you unlock the power of volunteering

Rob Jackson Consulting

Rob Jackson Consulting provide consultancy, training and mentoring services aimed at helping you and your volunteers achieve your goals.

Virtual Volunteering Wiki

Hosted by Coyote Communications, the Virtual Volunteer Wiki includes research, evaluation reports and case studies regarding online volunteering.

Vision for Volunteering

Vision for Volunteering is an ambitious, 10-year partnership between NCVO, AVM, NAVCA, Muslim Charities Forum, Sport England and Volunteering Matters. It focuses on movement building – bringing together people, places and projects to shape a bright future for volunteering (in all its forms). Join the conversation!

Volunteer Now

Contains a range of resource relating to volunteer management, including their As Good as they Give series of workbooks.

Volunteer Scotland

Volunteer Scotland provide a range of useful resources to help you manage your volunteers more effectively