Supporting and thanking volunteers

As well as celebrating your volunteers, make sure you're managing them effectively too.

Volunteers’ Week is a great opportunity to thank your volunteers, but good volunteer management is important all year round.

To help you, here’s some guidance on supporting and managing volunteers, including supporting volunteers, thanking volunteers and writing a volunteer policy.

There’s also links to other practical support for volunteer managers on the NCVO website and some useful posts about volunteering on the NCVO blog.

To access resources, support and information for across the UK, you can also contact our partner organisations in ScotlandWales and Northern Ireland.

Recruiting volunteers

Volunteers’ Week is a good time to generate interest in volunteering, highlight the benefits and show how your volunteers help you to achieve your mission.

For more help, see our guidance on recruiting volunteers.


We frequently run training and events about all things volunteering.