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Volunteering community

Stay up-to-date with the essential tools and information to support you in your volunteering journey, whether you're a trustee of a large not-for-profit organisation, or simply helping a local charity with its accounts.

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Charity regulation and legislation

Charity trusteeship

Becoming an honorary treasurer

The Treasurer’s role is an important one which is vital to the well being of any charity. It is also a very rewarding role which needs to be widely recognised and acknowledged.

Charity Finances: Trustee Essentials (CC25)

Charity Commission guidance explaining the basics of financial responsibility when running a charity. It covers everyday financial management and broader resource issues such as staff and volunteers.


Volunteering as an ICAEW member

The purpose of this page is to give you an overview of key membership considerations when thinking about volunteering and also to make you aware of ways in which ICAEW can support you in your volunteering role.

Volunteering as a school governor

Becoming a school governor provides you with a unique opportunity to develop skills in budgeting, HR, marketing, PR, change management, strategic planning as well as the softer skills needed for effective team working such as influencing, coaching and communication skills.

NCVO Volunteering webpages

NCVO resources for volunteers. Includes extensive resources on managing charities, events, courses, research and news relevant to the charity sector.

Past newsletters and consultations

From ICAEW's volunteering blog

London Plus, championing civil society

Margaret Cooney expains how London Plus became the ‘hub’ body for the capital’s 120,000 plus voluntary and community organisations that form part of civil society in London.

Supporting the London Marathon as it breaks the £1bn mark

ICAEW's Head of Charity & Voluntary Sector, Gillian McKay, celebrates the role of the London Marathon as one of the UK’s biggest single fundraising events in the year that will see the amounts raised for charities since its inception in 1981 break the £1 billion mark.

Recruiting charity trustees - a practical guide

In early 2019, the charity Getting on Board launched free guidance for the charity sector: How to Recruit Trustees for your Charity – a Practical Guide. Its CEO, Penny Wilson, explained what prompted the guidance and how it could help to change the way charity leaders are recruited.

Stay well in the festive period

Jayne Hill of CABA writes about how to stay well during the festive period and highlights how volunteering can help with your mental health.

Confessions of a new trustee

Trustees’ Week 2018 is taking place 12 – 16 November and is a chance to celebrate all things trustee-related. Here are Lynn Cadman's ‘confessions’ of a new trustee