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.
 

 
 
Managing Risks in your Volunteer Programme
Thursday 24 August 2017, 10am – 1pm
Do you worry about your volunteers and volunteer programme? Are you concerned that you may not have thought of all the risks? Do you want to develop processes to minimise the risks? Whether your organisation has an established volunteer programme or is starting up, this training is for you.
 
This half-day training will cover:
· Principles of risk assessment and management
· Benefits and challenges of assessing and managing risks
· The key risks associated with volunteer programmes and how to manage these
· Legal risks that organisations should be aware of when working with volunteers
· An ‘open space’ for participants to share risks that they are facing and discuss solutions with the group.
 
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. In order to avoid excluding very small organisations, we will reserve one free place on each course for voluntary sector organisations based in Tower Hamlets with an annual income of less than £50,000. If you would like to apply for a free space, please email This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it with evidence of your annual income and your contact details. Book your place.
 
Involving Volunteers who have Limited Time
Wednesday 20 September 2017, 10am – 1pm
In today’s busy world many people would like to volunteer but have limited time to give, or cannot commit to regular volunteering shifts. This training will look at different ways that you can utilise this precious resource in ways that benefit your organisation.
 
We will look at a variety of roles, including both in-person volunteering as well as virtual or on-line volunteering. This might include teams of corporate volunteers, one-off roles, micro-actions, low commitment or ad hoc roles, ‘taster’ roles and focused, short-term roles for skilled volunteers (e.g. developing a website or setting up a database).
 
The session will cover:
- what ‘limited time’ means for your organisation
- good practice in designing volunteer roles and advertising them
- selecting and matching volunteers, while avoiding too much red tape
- effective briefing and supervising
- risks and challenges that might be involved and how these can be addressed
- tips for retaining and engaging volunteers with limited time
- measuring the impact of ‘limited time’ roles – weighing up whether they are worth it for your organisation
 
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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