Working with volunteers

The Empowering Communities partnership recognises the importance of volunteers to the VCSE sector. Without their energy, enthusiasm and commitment Norfolk would be much poorer. What unites volunteers is a desire to make a difference or give back and we recognise the huge contribution that they make locally – we understand that volunteering needs to have mutual value to volunteers and volunteer involving organisations alike.

We aim to support the VCSE sector and statutory partners to work with volunteers in a way that enables volunteers to contribute in a way that is meaningful for them, so that volunteers feel well supported, and VCSE organisations can build their capacity and feel confident that they are providing the best support possible to their volunteers, and in turn the communities they support.