Volunteer Management

This one-day course explores how to manage and reduce turnover of volunteers which can be time consuming, and costly.  The course is primarily designed for those with responsibility for managing or co-ordinating volunteers.

This course can be run 'In-house' face to face at your premises or 'live' on-line.


Course Aims

  • Establish key principles of volunteer management 
  • Identify good practice 
  • Increase motivation and loyalty
  • Value and reward your volunteers

Course Objectives

  • Demonstrate the concept of the 'Volunteering Culture' (person centred approach) 
  • Examine the status of volunteers and ways of reducing associated risks
  • Discuss ways to manage common issues with volunteers (including personal & professional boundaries)
  • Consider why people volunteer and why they don't (establish simple ways to retain them)

Course Programme

  • Welcomes and housekeeping
  • Participant introductions
  • Volunteering culture
  • Volunteer status
  • Pro's & con's of volunteers
  • Personal & professional boundaries
  • Support and supervision
  • Managing problems
  • Management - good practice
  • Suspension of volunteers
  • Volunteer retention 

Course Duration

Up to 6.25 hours (i.e. 10am to 4:15 pm) including breaks and 45 minutes for lunch
VOL 2a
VOL 2b

Course Fees

Type of DELIVERY
half day
full day
Face to face training
-
£700
'Live' on-line training
-
£700
Seminar / webinar 
     £  35 pp
Cost includes:  
Course delivery, training materials, handouts, evaluations and certificates for up to 16 participants.  
NB:  Additional travel costs may apply for any booking where we have to travel over 80 miles.  This will be  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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