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Volunteer Leadership Training Course

Whether you involve 1 or 1,000 volunteers, your organisation needs to ensure it manages volunteers effectively – and by that, we mean everything from how an individual volunteer fits in and works along side paid staff (if you have them) to creating and maintaining extended volunteer programmes. Central to any successful volunteering programme, big or small, is effective volunteer management.

Below you can find details of our four module Volunteer Leadership Training Course. This four module course (which can also be run as 4 modules over 2 full days or 4 modules over 4 evenings / mornings) is delivered in a hands-on, participative style and is designed to provide you with a best practice volunteer management framework for involving volunteers in your organisation.  Westmeath Volunteer Centre offer a wide range of volunteer management training tools for your organisation.

If you have gained some of these skills and would like to have further training on a specific volunteer management topic please contact us in Westmeath Volunteer Centre and we can carry out a volunteer management training needs assessment for your organisation and deliver bespoke training specific to your organisation.

Module 1:
Planning for Volunteer Involvement

  • Preparing for volunteer involvement
  • Volunteer motivations
  • Identifying and developing volunteer role descriptions

Module 2:
Volunteer Recruitment and Selection

  • Effective advertising
  • Screening techniques
  • Applications
  • Interviews and volunteer selection

Module 3:
Day-to-Day Management of Volunteers

  • Induction and volunteer agreements
  • Support and supervision
  • Recognition
  • Resolving difficult situations
  • Exit interviews

Module 4:
Designing a Policy for Volunteer Involvement

  • Defining policy
  • Designing a volunteer policy documen

It is expected that participants will attend all four modules as they are designed as part of a continuum.
This course can however be delivered directly to any group (minimum number of participants required).

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