Training for Volunteer Managers

Our training is designed to be interactive so volunteer managers get the chance to try out new ways of working. Evelyn Rodrigues, our Training & Best Practice Manager, is a Certified Trainer, having completed the Learning & Performance Institute’s Trainer Performance Monitoring & Assessment (TPMA). This certification demonstrates Evelyn’s skills in delivering effective learning in line with a cross-industry recognised framework.


Accredited trainer for Volunteer Managers
Free training for Volunteer Managers - Volunteers and the Law

FREE* Training: Volunteers and the Law

Thursday 23rd May 2024, 2pm – 4.30pm. On Zoom

Do you want to know more about the legal requirements and issues for organisations that involve volunteers?

This practical Zoom session will provide an introduction or refresher to the key areas of law that affect volunteers and Volunteer Involving Organisations. It will cover health and safety, risk assessment, insurance, safeguarding, criminal record checks and data protection. It will explore issues of employment law, such as the difference between contracts and volunteer agreements, guidance on expenses, the Minimum Wage and volunteering while on welfare benefits. We will also consider issues around engaging volunteers from overseas, including refugees and asylum seekers.

This session will help you to identify minimum legal requirements and good practice for your organisation. It is suitable for those who are new to managing volunteers or experienced Volunteer Managers who would like a refresher.

Venue: Zoom
Priority will be given to voluntary sector organisations with a base/office in Tower Hamlets, or that have services aimed at Tower Hamlets residents

**Cost: Our training programme is funded by the City Bridge Foundation.

The session is FREE to voluntary sector and public sector organisations with a base/office in Tower Hamlets, or that have services specifically aimed at Tower Hamlets residents. However, there is a non-attendance charge of £50 and this charge will be invoiced to your organisation if you do not attend without giving 48 hours’ notice. There is no charge incurred if bookings are cancelled at least 48 hours prior to the start of the session.

For any organisation without a base or services in Tower Hamlets, or private sector/commercial organisations, the session costs £50 per person. The fee is non-refundable, unless you give 48 hours’ notice of cancellation.

Managing Volunteers - Resources

VCTH produces factsheets on managing, recruiting and retaining volunteers so you're always up-to-date with best practice in volunteer management. We also cover topical issues. For instance, we have factsheets on safeguarding during the pandemic or on which roles require a DBS check. Access our factsheets on managing volunteers.