Volunteer Induction

This one-day course explores the basic principles of how to run a good volunteer induction programme and is tailored towards those with specific responsibility for inducting volunteers into their organisation.

Course Aims

  • Recognise why the induction process is good for you, your organisation and the volunteer
  • Establish key elements of induction and good practice 
  • Develop your own induction programme specific to your organisation

Course Objectives

  • Explore participants current practice
  • Establish a definition of induction
  • Undertake an exercise matching 'volunteer requirements' to 'organisation expectations'
  • Examine what other organisations do / recommend

Course Programme

  • Welcomes and Housekeeping
  • Participant Introductions
  • What you currently do (different types of induction)
  • Volunteer opportunity categories
  • Definition of induction
  • Matching Volunteer and Organisation requirements
  • Good practice
  • Volunteer handbook

Course Duration

Up to 6.25 hours (i.e. 10am to 4:15 pm) including breaks and 45 minutes for lunch
VOL 5a
VOL 5b

Course Fees

full DAY



Cost includes:  
Course delivery, training materials, handouts, evaluations and certificates for up to 16 participants.  
NB: Additional travel costs may apply for any booking over 80 miles and may be invoiced separately, charged at 45p per mile for car use and / or actual costs of alternative methods of travel.  Accommodation costs will be based on individual hotel bookings and will include reasonable subsistence costs dependent on location conditions, applicable at the time.
Your training programme has changed the way we work with volunteers throughout our organisation and it's really working for us 

 - Chief Executive (Hospice)

Interesting and valuable approach, great tone to ensure importance is received and understood with clear and concise language plus good energy

          - Area Manager

It makes such a difference being trained by someone who is knowledgeable, interesting and enthusiastic

- Volunteer Manager

I thought Matthew was a brilliant trainer with full and informative knowledge of the course he was teaching.  Fab day and I learnt a lot about myself 

            - Course Participant

Able to bring knowledge and experience to discussions encouraging group engagement.  Covered lots of content.
 - Volunteer Mananger
Found it very useful and thought provoking.  Good to consider a range of challenges and demands on volunteer managers across the sector.

           - Volunteer Manager

Our trainers come from a variety of backgrounds, therefore we can facilitate courses beyond our current prospectus.

For all enquiries, do please call us on:  01483 564099 or 07866 284781

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