The Volunteering Working Group advises, inputs and contributes to the implementation of the NYCI volunteering work plan keeping in line with the objectives laid out in NYCI's Strategic Plan.
What Does It Do?
The Volunteering Working Group advises, inputs and contributes to the implementation of the NYCI volunteering work plan keeping in line with the objectives laid out in the NYCI strategic plan which states:
‘NYCI will work in partnership with others to promote, sustain and develop volunteering as fundamental to society and a worthwhile activity for people to engage in and will support the development of best practice for involving volunteers in voluntary youth organisations.’
The overall aim of the working group is to develop a strategy for NYCI in relation to volunteering in the youth sector to:
- Influence national policy around volunteering and volunteering support.
- Support member organisations in the recruitment, retention, support and development of their volunteers.
In order to do this, the group have drafted a terms of reference, supported the development of an NYCI Policy on Volunteering and Volunteerism, contributed to the design and implementation of a new work plan which will further support volunteering in the youth sector.
Who Can Join It?
Due to the specialised nature of the work carried out under the volunteering agenda, participants on the working group should ideally be volunteer co-ordinators or people with knowledge of and/or responsibility for volunteers or staff who work alongside volunteers within NYCI member organisations.
How Can You Get Involved in the Volunteering Working Group?
Members of the Volunteering Working Group are nominated by NYCI’s member organisations. In addition, an open invitation is issued each year.