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 Workshop for Volunteer Managers: Increase your recruitment of long-term volunteers
Thursday 14 March 2019, 1.30pm to 5pm
Do you struggle to recruit volunteers with the right skills who will stay on with your organisation?
This practical and interactive workshop will use behavioural insights to identify concrete actions that your organisation can take to encourage people to volunteer with your organisation and to remain longer term.
Drawing on research and evidence on what influences behaviour, we will consider how to make volunteering easy and attractive to potential volunteers, using a simple, memorable framework (EAST). There will be plenty of opportunity for discussion and shared learning with other local Volunteer Managers.
The workshop will be led by Dr Tom Middleton, Associate Research Advisor at the Behavioural Insights Team (BIT). Working in partnership with charities, businesses, local authorities and governments, BIT generates and applies behavioural insights to inform policy, improve services and deliver results for citizens and society. Tom is currently working with numerous charities and volunteer groups on projects which aim to help these organisations increase their charitable donations, volunteer recruitment & retention and programme participation, using insights from behavioural science.
During the last hour of the workshop, we will share ideas for celebrating Volunteers Week (1-7 June 2019). Please bring along any materials that you have from previous years’ Volunteers Weeks that you would like to share.
• 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.
• This session is FREE for voluntary and community sector organisations that are based in Tower Hamlets (must provide a Tower Hamlets postcode) and/or Mainstream Grant-funded (MSG) by Tower Hamlets Council.
• For any statutory and commercial organisations, or organisations not based in Tower Hamlets and/or not MSG-funded by Tower Hamlets Council, the cost is £60.
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