Volunteer management is critical to the survival of many charities and community groups, and there are plenty of challenges you face on a daily basis. We work to build the capacity of organisations to involve volunteers effectively, offering professional support, advice and training. We also organise networking events to bring volunteer managers together, to discuss these challenges, share experiences and get new ideas.
Volunteer Leadership Training
Have you thought about involving volunteers in your organisation or would you like to learn how to manage your volunteers more effectively?
Whether you involve one or 1,000 volunteers, this training will help you attract and select suitable volunteers and provide a positive experience for all. This interactive training opportunity is packed with practical advice that you can use immediately as well as food for thought as you evaluate how you work with volunteers.
Who should attend the Volunteer Leadership Training
Attendees can be individuals who are paid or unpaid and have direct responsibility for managing volunteers.
Module 1: Planning for Volunteer Involvement
- Preparing for volunteer involvement
- Exploring why people choose to volunteer
- Identifying and developing volunteer role descriptions
Do you feel your volunteer programme could be more successful? Or, do you want to involve volunteers but do not know where to start? This session will help you to ensure you successfully plan and prepare for involving volunteers in your organisation.
Module 2: Volunteer Engagement
- Effective volunteer recruitment
- Application process
- Screening and selection
- Interview process
How do you attract volunteers? What do you do if someone doesn’t seem like the right fit? This session will help to ensure you select the right person for the right volunteer role.
Module 3: Day-to-Day Volunteer Management
- Induction and volunteer agreements
- Support and supervision
- Exit Interviews
Your volunteer starts today! What do you do now? This session will help you put in place a comprehensive management process to ensure your volunteer programme runs smoothly.
Module 4: Dealing with challenging situations & programme development
- Dealing with challenging situations
- Benefits of having a volunteer policy
- Developing your policy
Difficult situations can & do arise. How can you prepare for them? What is a volunteer policy? Why is it important and what should it include? Your volunteer policy does not have to be complicated, but it will be your best friend should things go wrong.
Note: Participants must attend all four modules of training to receive the certificate.
Thinking Of Involving Volunteers
This workshop is aimed at anyone new to Volunteer Management and groups setting out on the path of engaging volunteers.
It is designed to help groups understand the best ways to involve volunteers, what their expectations might be, and start on a path to ensuring volunteers become a core and positive part of your organisation. We will cover:
1. Why we Involve Volunteers
2. What Motivates people to Volunteer
3. Expectations of Organisations & Volunteers
4. Designing a Volunteer Role Description
The session is two hours long, interactive, fun and a great way to meet like minded organisations.
It is will give you an introduction to your Volunteer Centre and an overview of the steps involved in engaging volunteers in your organisation.
No training scheduled at the moment, contact us for further information.
If you are interested in finding out more about this training please contact us – firstname.lastname@example.org