Clinks have a range of volunteering guides on their site exploring quality standards. Access Clinks resources.

The Consortium of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered Voluntary and Community Organisations have guides and templates relevant to volunteering to download from their site. Access the consortium’s resources.

Investing in Volunteers is the UK quality standard for all organisations who involve volunteers. Find out more about Investing in Volunteers.

The Institute of Volunteering Research has an evidence bank based on their extensive volunteering research. Access IVR website.

Know-How Non-Profit is a site where you can share experience and build expertise.  Find out more.

The Association of Volunteer Managers is a network for those committed to high quality volunteering programmes. Join the Association.

VolResource is an online directory of helpful information and resources to assist with running effective voluntary organisations – including a “people” section including detail of working effectively with volunteers.  Read more.

i-volunteer is an online network of volunteers, volunteer managers and people interested in volunteering – to share knowledge, discuss topics, and access support (through networking, discussion groups and more). ivo.org

UKVPMs is a lively, friendly and participative networking and communication resource for all Volunteer Programme Managers working in the United Kingdom – sign up to the list by following the link. Join UKVPM group.

ACEVO is the Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations and they are the leading voice for chief executives in the third sector. With over 2,000 members nationwide, they support, develop, connect and represent third sector leaders. They offer a variety of services to their members including: access to a wide range of professional publications, free helplines covering areas such as HR, fundraising, accountancy, and more. Visit ACEVO’s website.

Directory of Social Change (DSC) is an independent charity with a vision of an independent voluntary sector at the heart of social change. They achieve this by providing essential information and training to the sector to enable charities to achieve their mission. Since they started in 1974, they have been running courses and publishing charity and voluntary sector books on fundraising, management, organisational and personal development, communication, finance and law. Find out more.

NAVCA is the national voice of local third sector infrastructure in England. They aim to ensure communities are well served by the local third sector by supporting their members and their work with over 160,000 local groups and organisations.  www.navca.org.uk

NCVO (The National Council for Voluntary Organisations) gives voice and support to civil society. NCVO believes passionately in the voluntary and community sector. This is a sector with the power to transform the lives of people and communities for the better. Visit NCVO website.

Voice4Change England is a national policy body dedicated to strengthening the BME Third Sector as a positive force for change. It provides a co-ordinated policy voice for BME groups and organisations and supports them to thrive. Find out more.

Volunteering England has a good practice bank, and publishes a range of information sheets – some are free and some are only accessible to members (there is information on their site about how to join). Visit Volunteering England website.