Volunteers play a vital role in delivering community food projects and many organisations that respond to food insecurity simply couldn’t do what they do without the contribution and commitment of volunteers. Similarly, when it comes to delivering community food activities with dignity, volunteers play a crucial role too.
Alongside staff and volunteers from Community Food Initiatives across Scotland, this toolkit has been developed to help support organisations when involving volunteers in the delivery of community food projects. It includes practical tools and guidance for community food providers that will help them engage and support their volunteers to embed the Dignity Principles in their daily practice. These tools are designed to compliment and build on existing Dignity in Practice resources and the support, development and training activities that are already used by volunteer involving organisations.
We have developed a range of resources that organisations can access and utilise at three different stages of the volunteer journey; Recruitment, Induction & Training and Ongoing Support & Development. We have also developed resources to embed dignity in the current crisis; Dignity during Covid-19. Click on the buttons below to explore the tools available!