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  • Volunteer Handbook (National Trust for Scotland)

    Posted on August 1, 2017 by in

    The National Trust for Scotland’s commitment to people and places is expressed through active partnerships with individuals and groups. This reflects the volunteering vision and spirit of its founding purpose and position as Scotland’s leading voluntaryconservation charity. It is recognised that the volunteer programme is central to the organisation maintaining and achieving its vision. NTS […]

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  • El Camino Inglés (English Way)

    Posted on October 13, 2015 by in

    Tesouros de Galicia intended to promote the renewal of the English Way hand in hand with the International National Trusts Organisation and the Provincial Council of  A Coruña. To achieve this aim different Spanish and British groups got involved in order to spread the contents and values of the Way. During four months, a team […]

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  • Nature Valley 自然谷, Taiwan

    Posted on October 13, 2015 by in

    TEIA, the Taiwan Environmental Information Association, is currently lobbying for a Trust Act which will let conservation NGOs to easier acquire environmental charitable trust properties. We also hope that by making Nature Valley a successful case, more people will support environmental trust and hopefully there will be a second or third environmental trust site in […]

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  • How can we get a new National Trust on the map?

    Posted on October 13, 2015 by in

    A catalyst for Cape of Good Hope Heritage Trust The South Africa’s mountainous Cape Peninsula stretches from Table Mountain to Cape Point, a distance of about 90 KM. After Cape Town and Simon’s Town, Hout Bay is the third oldest surviving settlement in the country. Located on the Atlantic seaboard, it once served as an […]

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  • Trust Youth Centre, Japan

    Posted on October 13, 2015 by in

    The Trust Youth Centre is a programme of the Amenity 2000 Association in Japan, started in 2013. In Japan, there has yet to be a popular ‘heritage movement’ like that in the UK. Voluntary participation in National Trust activities and the importance of protecting historical buildings has yet to gain wide public awareness. At Amenity 2000 […]

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  • Investing in Volunteers: A Guide to Volunteer Management

    Posted on September 15, 2015 by in

    To successfully establish a volunteer program, the organization must commit both financial and human resources to the program. The challenge is to create opportunities for interesting and meaningful work that furthers the goals of the organization and meets the needs of the volunteer.  The National Trust for Historic Preservation in the US published this guide […]

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  • Working with volunteers – are we ready to get the most from the 21st Century Volunteer?

    Posted on September 15, 2015 by in

    The National Trust’s 2020 vision is to involve volunteers in all aspects of what we do.  We will only get there if all staff feel confident and capable of working with volunteers and local communities. Leadership in Volunteering (2014) A short guide for regional leadership teams and General Managers. The volunteering world is changing with many […]

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  • Working with Community Volunteers to enhance the decision-making powers of women

    Posted on September 15, 2015 by in

    Section 3 of this report published by the Cross-Cultural Foundation of Uganda, includes information on the community volunteers, the rationale for using them, their intended functions, how they were selected and their daily work, drawing contrasts between urban and rural contexts and between male and female volunteers. Working with Community Volunteers to enhance the decision-making […]

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  • Field Guide to Local Preservationists – Learn who they are, what they do, and how to win their support

    Posted on September 15, 2015 by in

    The National Trust for Historic Preservation has conducted extensive research into who else out there is passionate about preservation, this is a guide for you to understand more about these people. Field Guide to Local Preservationists – Learn who they are, what they do, and how to win their support For my entire adult life, […]

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  • INTO Short Guide to Recruiting & Retaining Volunteers

    Posted on November 22, 2014 by in

    INTO Short Guide to Recruiting & Retaining Volunteers, by Julie Thompson, INTO Volunteer, updated June 2014 For an organisation such as INTO, volunteers are an absolutely essential resource, as with only one salaried employee, it is almost entirely reliant on them to achieve its objectives. It’s therefore important that volunteers with the appropriate skills and […]

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