Today marks the launch of our new facebook campaign #GiveNotTake. Christmas, one of the biggest events in the Christian calendar, is almost upon us and the first Sunday of advent has taken place; the season of giving has arrived.

In the midst of the frantic preparations and rushed visits to family and friends we are urged to remember those who have nothing and no-one to share the festive season with. Each time we do this we volunteer, usually as unobtrusively as possible.

This campaign is our opportunity to shout about the different aspects of volunteering and the best practice that we would recommend in order to ensure that volunteers are safe and supported during their time with organisations.

Each day of the week we will be theming our posts around a different topic; Monday’s are the benefits of volunteering, Tuesday’s are Volunteer Management best practice, Wednesday’s are volunteer opportunities, Thursday’s are suggested ways to volunteer, Friday’s are rewarding and recognising your volunteers, Saturday’s are looking back over the successes of 2015 and Sunday’s are looking forward to 2016.