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.
 

 
Peer Learning: Developing Your Volunteers
Thursday 9 November 2017, 10am - 12pm
 
Do you want to be better at enabling your volunteers to continue to develop their skills? This can help with volunteer retention and result in happier and more effective volunteers. This practical Peer Learning session will be led by Whizz Kidz, a disability charity who recently passed the Investing in Volunteers Quality Standard.
 
The session will cover:
• Planning your volunteer roles so that you can offer opportunities for progression and development
• Ensuring your selection process explores volunteers’ aptitude for roles and their development needs
• Different types of training, including combined training for both staff and volunteers, and a demonstration of Whizz Kidz’ on-line learning modules
• Tips for supporting volunteers to take on formal or informal leadership roles
• Managing volunteer expectations when more demanding roles or development opportunities are not available
• Discussing your own organisation’s successes and challenges in developing your volunteers, and hearing from others
• Sharing your own examples of good practice (please come prepared to share one example).
 
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. Book your place.
 
"Your Volunteer Policy – is it fit for purpose?” training for Volunteer Managers
Thursday 26 October 2017, 10am – 1pm
 
When was your Volunteer Policy last reviewed? Are you confident that it is legally compliant and reflects good practice for your volunteer programme? Or maybe you don’t yet have a Volunteer Policy? A robust Volunteer Policy is the minimum element of good practice if your organisation involves volunteers.
 
This practical workshop will cover essential components of a Volunteer Policy, recent updates to legal requirements, how to include key elements of best practice in managing volunteers (drawn from the Investing in Volunteers quality standard) and a lot more.
 
By the end of the session, you will be confident in developing/updating your Volunteer Policy. After the training, VCTH can also provide detailed feedback on your current (or draft) Volunteer Policy.
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. We can offer 1 free place. Read more.
 
'Data Protection, GDPR and Volunteers' training
Wednesday 13 December 2017, 1pm - 4pm
 
In May 2018, new regulations come into force intended to give individuals greater control over how organisations use their data. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will affect how charities work with data and look after this valuable information.
 
The session will cover the key changes that you need to consider in terms of volunteers' personal data (e.g. getting consent, storing & deleting personal information, subject access requests).
 
We will analyse policies and processes that organisations should put in place to manage volunteers who might have access to service-users personal data, e.g. the volunteers might input personal data into a database, or have access to personal data on vulnerable clients/young people (under-18s).
 
This practical training will be delivered by Mark Burnett, a fully trained Data Protection Officer and Head of Charity Partnerships at ClearComm, an organisation delivering training, audit and monitoring services on GDPR.
 
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. We can offer 1 free place. Find out more.
 
 
 
 
 
 

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