Volunteers are a fantastic resource. Part of the Volunteer Centre Croydon’s role is to develop high quality volunteering programmes across the borough. We invite Volunteer Involving Organisations (VIO) to take part in:


Volunteer Co-ordinator’s Forums

These are free events which enable those who recruit and support volunteers to come together to hear the latest local and national news and discuss volunteer management issues. Check the CVA calendar


Volunteer Management Training

Training events designed to cover the essentials of volunteer management to develop your confidence and strengthen your volunteer programme. Check the CVA calendar.


One to one support meetings

Meet with Hilary Bell, our Volunteering Good Practice Advisor to discuss your volunteer programme. She will help find practical solutions to problems, plan for the future involvement of volunteers and ensure you are making the most of the Volunteer Centre Croydon’s services.

Great for organisations that wish to use our services for the first time.

Email Hilary Bell.


Telephone and Email support

Queries and questions? Any of the staff team at the Volunteer Centre can offer support.

Call Hilary, Norica, Mary or Karen on 0208 253 7070 or email Hilary Bell.


Volunteer Management Blog


Volunteer management

  • Mystery Shopping Report June 2018 to Sept 2018

    Wednesday 18:05

    As many of you know, I’ve been carrying out a Mystery Shopping exercise over the last few weeks…here’s more information and some results. The reason for this work was because in the Volunteer Centre Croydon we often hear from potential volunteers that they have not started volunteering because, after expressing an interest in a role … Continue reading "Mystery Shopping Report June 2018 to Sept 2018"

  • 50 years of the Volunteer Centre Croydon

    Wednesday 18:05

    It’s important to celebrate! We had a great party with many old friends and well as our newsiest volunteers. They really have all made a impact on volunteering in Croydon so Thank You to them all. Party Highlights

  • It’s Trustee’s Week!

    Wednesday 18:05

    It’s an opportunity to say thank you to your Trustees and recognise all they give to your organisation. It’s also a chance to reflect and plan for future Trustee recruitment. There are just over 1 million Trustees in the UK supporting the work of 196 000 registered charities. So there are people out there willing … Continue reading "It’s Trustee’s Week!"