Training


 

Training for volunteer managers

Our workshops are designed to be interactive and to give you the chance to try out new ways of working in volunteer management, recruitment and retention.
 

 
FREE Peer Learning: Involving non-UK citizens as volunteers
Wednesday 24 January 2018, 10am – 12pm
Are you clear on whether non-UK citizens can or cannot volunteer, and what additional restrictions are in place? There are strong penalties for charities that break the law, so it is important to get it right.
 
This practical session will cover:
• The distinction between volunteering and voluntary work
• Are right to work checks required for volunteers?
• Visas and volunteering (non – EEA citizens), including recent changes for people on a Standard Visitor Visa
• Permission to volunteer for refugees and asylum seekers
• Consequences for organisations that break the law
• Criminal record checks for volunteers from overseas
 
The session will be led by Jarina Choudhury, Volunteering Development Consultancy Officer at NCVO. Time permitting, this will be followed by an ‘Air and Share’ session for Volunteer Managers to discuss current issues and concerns on any volunteer management topic, and to get input from VCTH staff and other Volunteer Managers in a safe and confidential environment.
 
Cost: our training programme is kindly subsidised by the London Borough of Tower Hamlets (LBTH) via a Mainstream Grant. This enables us to offer discounts to certain organisations. Cost starts at just £30. Book your place.
 
VCTH Safeguarding Policies and Procedures
Tuesday 6 February 2018, 10am - 1pm
This workshop is aimed at organisations developing or reviewing safeguarding policies and practices for working with adults at risk of abuse and/or children and young people. Using the NSPCC's Safeguarding Tool we will cover what safeguarding policies an organisation may need and the implications of a policy for practice and procedures.
 
It will be useful for participants to have a basic level of understanding of child protection and/or protecting adults at risk of abuse.
 
We will ask you to complete a brief pre-course questionnaire so that the training can be tailored to participants’ needs. There will be time allocated in the training for you to consider your organisation’s own policies and procedures.
 
Cost: our training programme is kindly subsidised by the London Borough of Tower Hamlets (LBTH) via a Mainstream Grant. This enables us to offer discounts to certain organisations. Cost starts at just £30. Book your place.
 

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