What is this guide?

We’ve created this guide to help volunteer-involving organisations support people who may come to volunteering as part of a social prescribing journey.

The guide focuses on the aspects of volunteering that may require new ways of thinking and approaches on the part of the volunteer-involving organisations, to ensure someone’s health and wellbeing are supported and nurtured as part of a social prescribing journey.

How to use this guide?

In this guide we bring together 7 steps you can take to design volunteering programmes that work for people with health and social care needs who may come to you through social prescribing. It includes why these steps matter, and how you can think about acting on them in your organisation.

We’d like you to take the guide and test it out, check it against your own experience and that of your volunteers, and let us know what you think.

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