Volunteer Centre Greenwich works with volunteer-involving organisations/projects to both promote volunteering opportunities and to provide support in the best practice of involving volunteers.

Registration with Volunteer Centre Greenwich is free.  To become a member you will need to be a not-for-profit organisation or project in order to register with us.

We do not screen volunteers so you will need to have your own recruitment methods in place when recruiting volunteers.

We offer the follow benefits from registering as a member with us:

Register on line

Roles will be prompted through our on line CRM system, 'VC Connect'. 

This system enables you to:

  • Create and manage your own organisation's profile and manage and promote your volunteering roles directly to people interested in volunteering.
  • Search the volunteer bank for people who have expressed an interest in or have the skills needed that match your opportunities' criteria.
  • Access support to manage and develop your volunteering roles and ensure your account remains up-to-date and current.


Targeted recruitment:

  • Struggling to fill a role or have a role with a short turnaround time? VCG will make a targeted promotion of your role through our networks.
  • VCG will promote your volunteering roles through our one-to-one appointments with local people interested in volunteering.
  • VCG can promote your volunteering roles at borough events.


Information and support centre:

  • Best practice support given on developing and managing your volunteering programme.
  • Best practice overview taster training sessions offered, covering the basics of what is involved in managing and supporting volunteers (FREE session).
  • Best practice workshops available to members at a reduced cost.
  • Support provided, identifying your organisation's individual support needs.
  • Availability of an online self-assessment tool to assess your volunteering programme and request support if needed.
  • Downloadable volunteering fact sheets and policy templates.

Online support request function:

  • Select the support you need and receive personalised feedback via email or phone.


Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) support:

  • Advice provided on volunteering roles to see if they require a DBS check.
  • Downloadable role risk assessment templates.
  • Access to a DBS checking service.
  • DBS administration fee applies (£13.00).


Recognition 250 Awards and Recognition 100 Award Pack

As part of your free membership with Volunteer Centre Greenwich you can put your volunteers forward to be recognised for their contribution to your services through the Recognition Award Schemes


  • Topical quarterly Volunteer Manager Forum for managers who like to get together, network and share experiences.


Volunteer’s newsletter:

  • Need to promote something specific such as an event, course or role? Put an ad or information in the Volunteers bi-monthly e-newsletter

Discounted training for staff and volunteers:

As a member you can access discounted training