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How vHelp Can Support Medical Research and Clinical Trials

When we started vHelp during the first lockdown, we were focused on creating a solution to ensure volunteers were able to get reimbursed quickly - especially as they were completing large shopping trips for vulnerable people isolated within their homes and weren’t getting reimbursed swiftly.  We really connected with the problem and worked on ensuring volunteers’ expenses were getting paid securely and in a timely manner. 
Written by Randa Bennett

The Volunteering Experience: Opportunities, rights, and expenses

vHelp was founded to help volunteers with easing their experiences and opportunities within the sector. Ensuring that volunteers understand their rights and responsibilities when it comes to taking on these amazing roles is of the utmost importance. In this article, we will be looking at how you can find volunteer opportunities, what your local voluntary services could offer, how to choose a charity you have a connection with, what special skills you may need, how to support a crisis, and what the rights are surrounding volunteers getting their expenses paid back. 
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Why is paying one-off expenses a big pain?

Do you work for an organisation where you often need to pay one-off expenses? So far we’ve come across the following people who deal with one-off or irregular expense payments:
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How is vHelp different from Pre-Paid Cards?

We often get asked, how is vHelp different from pre-paid expenses cards. In order to best explain how vHelp differs from pre-paid cards, we thought it would be best to write an article surrounding the topic.
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4 Things To Consider To Make Your Volunteering Programme More Inclusive

It is safe to say that the voluntary sector needs to work hard to address inclusion and diversity challenges in the workplaces, in their volunteer work force and services. This is typically down to organisations not being as inclusive as they could be when it comes to considering individuals needs, requirements and general accommodations. This means that the many that would greatly benefit from volunteering, just aren’t getting a chance to. Here at vHelp, we are all about supporting the voluntary sector, making it not only easier for organisations to be inclusive but also, to help volunteers achieve their goals in their roles. In this article, we will be looking at our four top recommended ways to make organisations’ volunteering programme more inclusive. 
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Six Different Ways to Reimburse People Not on Payroll

Reimbursing expenses can be such a chore for business owners and organisations that need to reimburse one-off expenses. 
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Why Aren’t Volunteers Managers Being Heard?

We all heard how an ‘army of volunteers’ rose to the challenge during the pandemic and delivered vital services to their communities and the most vulnerable. According to the Isolation Economy research by Legal and General, the work done by volunteers had an equivalent economic value of more than £357 million each week. 
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Why Should I Automate Payments For People Not On My Payroll?

Most businesses and organisations deal with people who support them but are not officially employees, hence they are not on their regular payroll. We’re talking about the keynote speakers, the market research participants, the volunteers and so on. Organisations often need to make payments to these individuals who help and support them on an ad-hoc basis.   
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Can vHelp Benefit You Or Your Organisation?

Here at vHelp, we are all about making reimbursements easier. Whether you are a volunteer yourself, a business owner or volunteer manager looking to pay people who aren’t on your automated payroll, we can help. Reimbursing volunteer expenses never looked so quick and easy! In this article, we will be looking at who can use vHelp, as well as some examples of how various organisations are utilising our services now.
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How To Claim Expenses And Get Reimbursed Using vHelp

With all the changes to the modern world which have come from us using and developing technology, you would think there would be an efficient way for volunteers and people not on payroll to claim back their expenses after working with charities and businesses. Modern problems require modern solutions and that’s where vHelp comes in. With our team’s extensive knowledge surrounding payment systems, we’ve built a service which not only saves time but also is extremely effective and simple to use. In addition, we’ve also researched 60 charities of various sizes and found that 100% of them still pay expenses manually! This could take up to eight weeks for the volunteer to get their expense reimbursed.