Help & advice

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CAVA supports volunteer-involving organisations and groups in developing and maintaining good practice in their
relationships with volunteers.

Resources to help and support organisations

CAVA has a wide range of online resources and downloadable documents to support and assist voluntary and community organisations.

Visit our Resource Library: or select the library links below to view up-to-date fact sheets and templates, which are available to download separately or as compilations.
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Library links

Advice and guidance on creating these cornerstones of your volunteer programme. Includes sample policy wording, sample handbook and sample agreement that can be amended to suit your programme.

Comprehensive information on law as it relates to volunteers. Includes information on welfare benefits, insurance health and safety, DBS checking, data protection, safeguarding and more. Template letters and sample agreements can be downloaded.

  • Sample volunteer registration forms and interview forms available to download and amend to suit your purposes. Fact sheets and resources coming soon on developing a recruitment strategy, formulating role descriptions, promoting roles and more.
  • Volunteer Management: information coming soon. To include: volunteer retention, inclusive volunteering, addressing challenges with volunteers.
  • Involving Young Volunteers: information coming soon.
Can’t find what you need or require a different format? Please contact your local CAVA Volunteering Coordinator for further assistance.