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Supporting volunteers in social care

This section includes guidance and information on how to support and manage volunteers in social care.

Framework for volunteering

During the pandemic more health and social care services have engaged with volunteers than ever before. Our Framework for Volunteering in Health and Social Care supports any organisation to involve volunteers – whether in hospital, residential care or community settings

This includes guidance for commissioners, service planners and organisations. You can view or download it on the WCVA website.

Helpful links

The charter on volunteering and workplace relationships is available here.

There is information on the Investing in Volunteers quality standard here and a free online self assessment tool.

The code of practice for organisations involving volunteers is available here.

First published: 6 October 2021
Last updated: 25 September 2022
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