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 …

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 …