Why Register with Volunteer Centre Greenwich?

Benefits of membership

As an organisation / project member, you will be entitled to the following benefits:

  • Registration of your volunteering opportunities on V-Base, allowing VCG to publicise your opportunities:
  • Though our unique outreach signposting network throughout Greenwich
  • Through our weekly drop in service
  • Online on the national volunteering website, Do-it.
  • A volunteer management health check for your organisation or project
  • Support in signing up for the London Volunteer Management Charter
  • Four yearly editions of “Volunteer Now” magazine for your volunteers
  • Subsidised rates for advertising in “Volunteer Now” magazine
  • Invitations and free attendance at VCG’s Volunteer Managers Forums
  • Access to the members only area of VCG Website with downloadable documents
  • Opportunity to vote at VCG General Meetings
  • Subsidised rates for VCG Best Practice Workshops
  • Subsidised Volunteer Management Guide
  • Support from VCG’s specialist projects, where offered
  • Important volunteer management updates to your email inbox
  • Special consultancy rates for members

Membership also entitles you to nominate someone to the Volunteer Centre Greenwich Board of Trustees.

If you wish to find out more about this, or any of the membership benefits listed, please contact VCG Membership Services.

Registering your organisation or project with Volunteer Centre Greenwich

Becoming a member of VCG is free of charge, and entitles you to all of the benefits listed above, as well as access to a number of further services at special rates.

VCG aims to make registering with us as simple and straightforward as possible.  We therefore ask you to complete a single, two page form, supplying us with your contact information and the nature of your organisation or project.  As part of your registration process, we will also ask you to confirm you are a charitable, community or public benefit focused organisation by supplying us with either:

  • Your charity number (if you are a charity)
  • Your CIC number (if you are a registered Community Interest Company)
  • Your constitution or governing document (if you have neither of the above)

VCG is also committed to signposting volunteers to safe and inclusive volunteering opportunities.  To help us do this, we ask all our members to have in place three policy statements.  There are:

  • Equal opportunities policy or statement of intent
  • Health and safety policy or statement of intent
  • Volunteering problem solving policy or procedures

As part of the registration process, we ask all new members to supply us with a copy of their policies.  VCG does, however recognises that not all organisations may have these in place and if this is the case, any new member of VCG has the option to adopt VCG’s policies for these three areas.  Copies of these policies are held in the appendix at the back of this information and guidance.

Versions of these documents are also available on request for organisations to adapt to their own needs.

Following receiving your membership information, VCG will send you a welcome pack, confirming your membership.

Registering your Opportunities with Volunteer Centre Greenwich

VCG receives thousands of enquiries for volunteering opportunities each year.  People who are interested in accessing volunteering contact VCG either by telephone, by email, through our website, or via the national volunteering website, Do-it.

Potential volunteers can:

 

Read about your

volunteering opportunities

on www.do-it.org.uk,

managed by VCG.

Use VCG’s computers to look though

our volunteering database

and the Do-it website

by coming to one of our drop in sessions.

Arrange a one-to-one appointment

at multiple locations thoughout Greenwich

to discuss their volunteering needs and

receive support in finding an opportunity

Receive support from one of

VCG’s projects specialising

in a particular area or

type of volunteering

When your organisation registers your opportunities with us, the information you provide on your volunteer opportunities will be available to potential volunteers through all of these means.