Volunteer Management: An Introduction
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.
This course aims to equip delegates with the skills to: Understand the benefits of working with volunteers Know how to recruit volunteers and look after them successfully Identify the legal issues of working with volunteers Apply good practice and professional boundaries in managing & retaining volunteers Access further information about working with volunteers
Methods of Delivery
Tutor presentation; group discussion, working in pairs and small groups, short videos.
- Course Content
- Training Considerations
- Related Courses
- Managing Volunteers: legal framework and guidelines
- Motivating factors that encourage volunteering
- The community benefits of utilising volunteers
- Good practice in the recruitment and management of volunteers
- Making the volunteers input relevant to their interest
- Looking after your volunteers as a retention strategy
- Signposting and further information
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.
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