Advertising your Opportunities

Using the Role Description you have created, decide how you are going to market your opportunity:

  • Who is your target audience?
  • How can you reach them?  e.g. personal networks, online, fairs/events, publications
  • What media will you use?  e.g. online databases, social media, adverts in local magazines

We have identified some of the best websites where you can post your opportunities - the majority of them are FREE to use. We direct potential volunteers to these on our local volunteering portal www.volunteeringbucks.org.uk.

Do-it

FREE.  The UK’s national volunteering database, Do-it.org makes it easy for anyone to volunteer in their community, and we link to the Do-it search widget on our local volunteering portal.

For help setting up as an organisation and posting opportunities, please click here for our step by step guide.

For further support regarding the use of your Do-it account, please check out Do-it's support guides.

If you require additional help please contact us: 0300 111 1250.

vinspired

FREE.  vinspired connects organisations across the UK with young people (14-25 years old) looking for volunteering opportunities.

Charity Job

Useful for all different types of volunteering roles.  Free advertising for voluntary roles for 90 days for a basic advert, or £50 for a highlighted, branded advert with with logo.

Reach

FREE.  Reach is a national database connecting volunteers with specialist skills to charities and voluntary groups.

Media Trust

Media Matching:  a free service matching media and communications’ professionals to charities looking for support in getting their stories and voices heard

Speed Matching: free networking events where representatives from not-for-profit organisations get to meet face-to-face with media professionals looking to volunteer their time.

ICAEW

FREE.  ICAEW provide a volunteering platform specialising in Accountancy and Finance roles.

Career Volunteer

Career Volunteer helps you search for and recruit trustees, skilled volunteers, potential mentors, and Board Members for your charity, NGO or social enterprise.  Free 30 day listing.

Recruitment sites offering free basic advert for volunteer roles:

TTP

Part of their giving back programme.

Indeed

Create an account to get started.

Job Aid

A free online recruitment service on Jobsite.

LinkedIn

At a 90% discount on a job posting, registered not-for-profits can post volunteer opportunities.

 

Recruiting trustees

There are various different places where you can register your trustee opportunities. We’ve picked out the best here:

Small Charities Coalition - overall summary of key recruitment sources, including information on any costs

Small Charities Coalition & Do-it - Trustee Finder

Trustees Unlimited - charges apply

NCVO - Trustee Bank - FREE recruitment service to NCVO members with turnover of less than £1m

Reach - TrusteeWorks - FREE matching service for charities with income under £1m 

Prospectus - charges apply

Charity Job - FREE advertising for 90 days for a basic advert or £50 for a branded, highlighted advert with logo

ICAEW - FREE.  Mainly Treasurer roles

CFG (Charity Finance Group) in conjunction with Third Sector jobs - will advertise finance-related Trustee, Treasurer and other volunteer roles for FREE for up to 4 weeks

vinspired - FREE.  Connect with young people looking for trusteeships

Career Volunteer - uses social media to publicise roles.  FREE 30 day listing

The Big Give Trustee Finder - FREE to advertise, adverts placed on Big Give website and Reed's job site for 6 weeks

Honorary Treasurers Forum - FREE for charities to advertise vacancies

Bar Pro-Bono Unit - FREE for charities to advertise vacancies