The power of volunteers: Leicester City’s response to Covid-19

Case Study, Data Management, Digital Transformation, Local Government, News, Public Sector, Recruitment

Katie Taaffe

“Leicester City Council’s Digital Transformation team were able to utilise volunteer management system Assemble to remotely recruit, manage and co-ordinate the large influx of willing volunteers. In the first few weeks of the local lockdown, over 500 volunteers had signed up to help.” Background Leicester City Council adopted Assemble in December 2019 with the intention of managing their 2,000 volunteers …

Volunteer Management Software

How can volunteer management software improve productivity?

Digital Transformation, News, Productivity, Recruitment, Retention

Katie Taaffe

Find out how Assemble can create an engaging workspace for your volunteering teams to collaborate and communicate more easily than ever. Request a demo with one of our Digital Transformation Experts.

Assemble goes live on Government’s Digital Marketplace

News, Public Sector

Katie Taaffe

We are delighted to announce that Assemble has been approved as a UK public sector supplier on the Government’s G-Cloud 12 framework, operated by the Crown Commercial Service (CCS).   The initiative is in place to offer public sector organisations a centralised framework with easy access to find pre-qualified technology providers and achieve maximum commercial value when procuring common goods …

When CRM systems are not enough…go Assemble!

Data Management, Features, News

Katie Taaffe

CRM’s (customer relationship management) systems are a great digital asset for not-for-profit organisations. They are superb at tracking and engaging with large numbers of donors, which in turn enables fundraising efforts to continually grow.  The likes of Access Charity CRM, Microsoft Dynamics and Salesforce are great examples of how to do CRM Software beautifully. Their user-friendly cloud platforms offer endless …

How to create an engaging volunteer opportunity

News, Recruitment

Katie Taaffe

When creating an advert to attract or recruit volunteers, there’s no ‘one size fits all’ route to success. The variables will depend largely on your organisation and your current strategy. If you haven’t already, then defining a volunteer recruitment strategy and tools to help you do so, will pay dividends when it comes to both the implementation of a campaign …

How to keep volunteers engaged

engagement, News

Katie Taaffe

According to the UK Civil Society Almanac, 64-75 year olds represent 42% of those volunteering for charities and also those that are most likely to volunteer frequently. Right now, with the government’s new social distancing measures in place, many of those will fall into the ‘vulnerable’ category, finding themselves not only unable to volunteer, but to step foot outside their …

Are you using these 8 important features?

Features, News

Jessica Baylis

For most, in these completely unprecedented times, the basic human response is to want to help. What was important to us a few weeks ago may seem to pale in significance and with our increased availability we search for ways to support our communities with altruistic togetherness. For customers using Assemble to manage volunteers, we’re here to help you do …

Coronavirus (COVID-19) update from Assemble


Katie Taaffe

We continue to closely monitor and process the unfolding news around Coronavirus (COVID-19) and its unprecedented impact across the globe. While the landscape appears uncertain, we remain focused on delivering the highest level of service and support to our customers along with the health and wellbeing of our teams. Assemble has taken measures to protect our teams and adapt operations …

What features should a volunteer management system have?

News, Recruitment

Katie Taaffe

Over the past few years, Assemble’s volunteer management software has been adopted by many of the UK’s largest charities, who are currently putting its many features to work. Our continual development with our not-for-profit customers, as well as a long history with the UK’s Police Forces (via our older sibling DutySheet), has enabled us to truly understand what both Volunteer …

Volunteer recruitment; how to increase volunteer applications

News, Recruitment

Katie Taaffe

Any Volunteer Manager will tell you, it’s no mean feat to recruit volunteers – whatever the size, scale or budget of your organisation. There are so many variables in play, especially when it comes to people who are fitting a volunteering role in to an already busy schedule. These can range from the circumstances, availability or commitment of the volunteer …