Support and advice for organisations around Volunteer Management Good Practice from the Community Southwark Team.

If you run a volunteer programme or involve volunteers in the daily running of your organisation or community group, knowing that you are doing it with best practice in mind is a great recognition for your organisation and for those looking to volunteer with you.


We offer a range of support from 1-2-1 advice including Health Checks, training, Volunteer Managers Network and Good Practice Bulletins.


If you have Volunteer Roles you wish to advertise on our website and through our Bulletins, please use this form here.


Take a look at our Volunteer Management resource pages for more Good Practice information.

For more information on the support you can access or to sign up to our Good Practice Bulletin, email:   [email protected] 

Volunteer Management Health Check

Using the 10 Areas of Best Practice, our Volunteer Management Health check will question your processes and practices in all these areas and determine how far along the road you are to achieving "Best Practice" for your programme.

It is important to remember that "Best Practice" isn't for everyone and will depend on many factors. For some, "Basic Practice" is all that is needed and for others who are looking to achieve Investors in Volunteers, "Best Practice" is where they need to be.

We at Community Southwark want to celebrate organisations who are willing to work to the principles of Best Practice around Volunteer Management so below are the organisations since April 2016 who have gone through the Health check.

  • Rewrite

  • Southwark Cathedral

  • Indo-American Migrant and Refugee Organisation

  • LinkAge Southwark

  • Pembroke House

  • Shakespeare's Globe

  • South East London Vision (SELVIS - now Thomas Pocklington Trust)

  • Grandparents Plus

All these organisations are given a Certificate to proudly display showing they want to provide a great experience for volunteers in their organisations.

If you want to see how your Volunteer Programme compares to Best Practice, make an appointment for a Volunteer Management Health Check by emailing [email protected]