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  • Volunteer Management Training, Course 1, Volunteer Involvement - Getting Started

    Created: 11/09/2018, Updated: 13/09/2018

    When: 9.30am-1.00pm, Thursday 18 October 2018
    Where: Craig Mitchell House, Flemington Road, Glenrothes, KY7 5QF
    This event is being organised by Fife Voluntary Action
    This event is free to attend but to encourage attendance and try and ensure a good turnout to benefit all delegates, we will charge a non-attendance fee of £25.00 per delegate. By submitting a booking for this event you agree to pay this fee for those delegates who have places booked but do not attend.

    Cancellations can be received up to 5 working days ahead of the event, thus avoiding non-attendance fees. A cancellation will only be valid if we have confirmed it with you. You can send somebody else in place of a booked delegate without incurring a non-attendance fee.

    It is too late to book a place for this particular session, sorry about that.

    Here are some of the very positive comments made by previous participants, who attended this training last year.

    • "Informal and relaxed"
    • "Enjoyed the complete session, in particular the sharing of other candidates experiences around the subject"  
    • "Trainer was very open, friendly and knowledgeable"
    • "Good to meet other people and increase my knowledge"
    • "Informal, chance to share thoughts/ideas, the trainer made herself available should anyone need to discuss something they have a question/concern about".
    • "Good interaction with others, small training session so lots of time for questions/discussions"
    • "The pace was really good, not too fast or too slow."

    Course Content

    Whether you don't yet have any volunteers or have been working with volunteers for a while, getting these basics in place will reap great rewards. You'll be able to head off any issues with volunteers not understanding their responsibilities and you'll be clear about yours.

    Included in the course:

    • What is Volunteering?
    • What are the mutual rights and responsibilities of volunteers and organisations?
    • How can I include volunteering when strategic planning?
    • What is a volunteer policy and why do I need one?
    • What should I include in volunteer role descriptions?
    • What are volunteer agreements and why do I need them?
    • What is the Volunteer Friendly Award?

    Who should attend

    Anyone who has, or is expecting to have, responsibility for recruiting/managing volunteers in their organisation.

    In order to offer places to as many organisations as possible, we are only able to offer two places on each date to members of the same organisation. If your organisation would like to send more than 2 people, please get in touch with us to discuss options with you.

    Accreditation Award

    All participants will receive a certificate of attendance.

    Progress/further study

    Course 2 of the FVA Volunteer Management Training Programme on 'Effective Volunteer Recruitment'; Course 3 of the same programme ''Supporting Your Volunteers'; Course 4 'Fair and Equal Volunteering'; Course 5 'Avoiding Legal Issues and Managing Risk in Your Volunteer Programme'.



    Phone: 01592 760720
    E-mail: [email protected]

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