Managing staff and volunteers

Whether the people who do the work in your group are paid or unpaid, it’s important that they receive support and respect for their contribution. This section will help you find out what your legal responsibilities are if you employ people and think about how to keep your staff and volunteers involved.

Click on the Links tab at the top of this page for details of other local organisations with useful advice and information on managing staff and volunteers.

The services listed below are not provided by the Resource Centre. These are websites and services we feel are particularly useful for small groups in Brighton & Hove, and which are not easy to find by searching the internet.

Most useful services for local groups

Community Works runs the following projects for the voluntary sector in Brighton & Hove:

They have an electronic voting system which is available to hire. This consists of hand-held pads which can be used by people in a meeting to vote. The results are then displayed instantly on a laptop. They also have a wooden ballot box, which groups can borrow.

Community Base provides office space for local voluntary sector groups. To join the waiting list for office space, email [email protected]
They also provide the following services for all local groups:

  • Volunteer Search, where local groups can advertise for volunteers and individuals can look for volunteering opportunities.
  • Community Job Search, where local groups can advertise jobs
  • A postal address service for £25 per year
  • Free access to Funds Online, the Directory of Social Change’s comprehensive guide to grant funding trusts in the United Kingdom. To access this, email [email protected]
  • Notes:
    Run a Human Resources advisory service for small to medium size voluntary orgnaisations. This includes the chance to post questions via email or post, and the opportunity to work with volunteer professionals on more complex matters.

    Other services you might find useful

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