Introduction to Volunteer Management
Volunteering is a two-way exchange of skills and experience, which if managed well, will provide multiple benefits for the volunteers and the community organisations they volunteer with.
This one-day course will help volunteer organisers to understand the reasons why people volunteer and the role the volunteer plays from a community perspective. The course also looks at what constitutes good practice in relation to the recruitment and management of volunteers, how to 'look after' your volunteer's interests and the legal aspects of working with volunteers.
Motivating factors that encourage volunteering
The community benefits of utilising volunteers
Good practice in the recruitment and management of volunteers
Volunteers and the Law
Making the volunteers input relevant to their interest
Looking after your volunteers as a retention strategy
Signposting and further information
Methods of Delivery
Tutor presentation; group discussion, working in pairs and small groups, short videos.
- Learning Objectives
- Training Considerations
- Related Courses
- To describe the benefits of working with volunteers
- To explain how to recruit volunteers successfully
- To identify the legal issues of working with volunteers
- To describe Good practice in managing & retaining volunteers
- To explain how to look after your volunteers
- To access further information about working with volunteers
- To explain professional boundaries in relation to volunteers
Anyone who has a role in recruiting, managing or coordinating volunteers or are looking to establish volunteer schemes in the work place
All delegates should be familiar with their organisation's Volunteer Code of Conduct.
Upon completion of the course, delegates will receive a certificate of attendance.