Passport scheme – Derbyshire

In Derbyshire, “hundreds of volunteers” have signed up for the Derbyshire County Council’s “Volunteer Passport scheme”.

https://www.derbyshire.gov.uk/education/working_with_children/volunteer_passport/default.asp

“Volunteers who successfully complete the course receive their Volunteer Passport which includes a nationally-accredited certificate and a Volunteer Passport ID badge..”

I’m intrigued by this idea. Will it lead to more volunteers (a streamlined way to be screened, trained and approved – hurrah!) or less volunteers (more bureaucracy – dang it!).

Thoughts?

We are delivering our final webinar broadcast

webinarWe are delivering our final webinar broadcast for the year as part of the EYV11 project (although rest assured the sessions will continue in 2012, starting again in February). Thank you to all of you who have participated in the webinars and for the feedback we are continuing to receive about the innovative ways you are using these resources individually and locally to help develop the profession. Watch this space for details of how you will be able to access all the resources from the EYV11 Volunteer Management project, coming very soon!

In this next session, we are focusing on ‘Making a Noise’ and asking What do Volunteer Managers need from Leaders and Decision Makers?

Featuring lots of debate and discussion, plus an opportunity for you to feed in your thoughts and views which will form part of our report and recommendations to the Cabinet Office as we sign off our work through the European Year of Volunteering.

Follow the link to read more and sign up for free – we look forward to hearing from you!