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.
Recruiting and Managing Young Volunteers (under 18s)
Thursday 23 February 2017, 1pm-4pm
10% of Tower Hamlets residents are aged 10-18 years. Organisations can benefit hugely from recruiting these young people as volunteers. If managed well, young volunteers can be a valuable source of skills, positive energy and new ideas. Volunteering can also benefit the young people, increasing their confidence, skills and preparing them for the world of work.
This is a practical training workshop for groups that want to work with young volunteers, or for groups that want to expand their involvement of young volunteers. By the end of the workshop, you will be clear on the legal and practical issues and whether increasing the recruitment of young volunteers is right for your organisation.
The workshop covers:
- the legal issues that organisations should consider (health & safety, consent, number of hours etc)
- good practice on safeguarding young volunteers
- designing rewarding roles
- tips for recruiting and retaining young volunteers
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.
Safeguarding Policies & Procedures
Thursday 9 March 2017, 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.
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. Find out more.