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.
 

 

 

Training for Volunteer Managers: Volunteer support and supervision
Tuesday 23 July 2019, 1pm-4.30pm
 
Good support and supervision is a key part of retaining volunteers. This practical and interactive training will cover:
• The benefits and challenges of providing structured supervision for volunteers
• Identifying the objectives / purpose of supervision sessions for your volunteers
• Different methods or formats of supervision (formal, informal, individual, in groups, virtual, face-to-face)
• How often should supervision sessions be?
• Good practice in preparing for and conducting supervision sessions
• Example supervision templates
• Identifying and practising some of the skills required to offer volunteers effective support and supervision
 
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.
 
 
FREE Peer Learning workshop: Involving volunteers with learning disabilities and autism
Tuesday 10 September 2019, 1pm-4.30pm
This practical and interactive session will explore the barriers faced by people with learning disabilities and autism and the simple and practical steps that organisations can take to reduce the barriers. We will identify good practice in terms of volunteer roles, recruitment and outreach, application forms and interviews, working with support workers, support and supervision, communication, ‘mate crime’ and managing challenging behaviour.
 
The session will be led by Amber Plumbly, Volunteer Manager at Volunteering Matters. Amber manages the Futures East project, which supports people aged 16-25 who have learning disabilities or are on the autism spectrum to find and sustain volunteering roles within local communities in East London.
 
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 funded by Tower Hamlets Council. Book your place.

 

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