Inclusion

We’ve compiled volunteer management resources to help you manage inclusive volunteering programmes.

Top Tips for Inclusive Volunteering – Volunteer Scotland

These ‘Top Tips’ flag up key things to consider to ensure a positive, accessible volunteering experience for all. They have been created for anyone who supports volunteers and designed to support your learning and thinking regardless of the size or nature of your volunteering activity.

Creating an Inclusive Volunteering Environment – Volunteer Scotland

This step-by-step guide walks you through how to perform an ‘inclusion review’ of your volunteering programmes. An inclusion review enables you to identify how certain aspects of your volunteering programme could be changed to encourage more diverse participation.

Equality and Diversity in Volunteering – Volunteer Edinburgh

Learn more about equality and diversity, why they are important and how organisations can promote equality and diversity in volunteering.

Volunteering Guidance – National Lottery Heritage Fund

This page offers extensive guidance on managing and developing heritage volunteering programmes. The guidance gives special attention to the existing inequity in heritage volunteering, and provides tips for increasing the diversity of your volunteering programme.

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Trello Board – Heritage Volunteering Group

This collaborative Trello board contains various links to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion websites, podcasts, networks and other resources.

Equalities & Diversity Training – Regional Equality Councils

A key part of any inclusive volunteering programme is ensuring that your work environment is welcoming to everyone. Regional Equalities Councils located across Scotland provide training to help participants understand equality legislation and how different forms of discrimination can be identified and challenged. Please see the Edinburgh & Lothians Regional Equality Council, Central Scotland Regional Equality Council, West of Scotland Regional Equality Council and Grampian Regional Equality Council for more information.

Equalities & Diversity Training – Interfaith Scotland

Interfaith Scotland regularly hold public training events on equality, diversity and inclusion; cross-cultural communication; tackling unconscious bias; and working with people from diverse religions and beliefs. Check out their page see their calendar of upcoming training and to book a session with them.

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