Information on involving volunteers from diverse groups

The following organisations have published helpful information on working with diverse groups:

Older people

  • FAQ on involving older volunteers compiled by WRVS

Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transsexual people

People from Black Minority Ethnic communities

Disabled people

  • Can Do guide to involving Disabled Volunteers available from Scope

Refugees and Asylum Seekers                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

  • Working with Volunteers: A Management guide for refugee community organisations available from the Evelyn Olfield Unit

People with mental health problems

  • Volunteering for Mental Health - a report summarising the findings of a survey of volunteering by people with experience of mental ill health from the Institute for Volunteering Research

Volunteering and faith communities


Young people

Homeless people