Volunteering

How is a Human Rights and Equalities First Approach relevant to your organisation’s volunteering programme, and how can you to implement it?

Volunteering programmes are a valuable part of Scotland’s third sector. Volunteers give their time and skills to support third sector organisations to meet their aims, and in return develop new skills, gain work experience and participate in an active community.  

A human rights and equalities first approach can support volunteering organisations to reach new volunteers and provide an experience which is flexible and satisfying.  

Our Volunteering course and resources support volunteering programmes to improve their recruitment practices and volunteering culture to ensure that human rights and equalities are at the heart of what they do. They cover topics such as: 

  • How Equalities legislation applies to volunteers 
  • What methods can be used to create flexible volunteer roles 
  • How to create a volunteering recruitment process that is as accessible as possible 
  • What it means to establish a culture for human rights and equalities

Upcoming courses

Volunteering – a human rights and equalities first approach

This half-day session explores, and will help you embed, a human rights and equalities approach to the development and culture of volunteer programmes and to volunteer recruitment.

The course will be especially relevant for you if you are responsible for a volunteering programme or you work with volunteers.

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