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  • Volunteer Management Course 2, Effective Volunteer Recruitment

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

    When: 9.30am-1.00pm, Wednesday 31 October 2018
    Where: Volunteer House, 69-73 Crossgate, Cupar, KY15 5AS
    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.

    We asked people who attended these sessions earlier in the year, what they liked most about our training - here are some of their comments:

    • "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

    Despite the constant interest in new and better techniques to recruit volunteers, the true challenge in the volunteer field is first having meaningful activities for volunteers to do. Without preparation you run the risk of attracting people who do not really meet your needs and therefore are the wrong volunteers for you; and having the wrong volunteers may be worse than having no volunteers at all.

    Included in the course:

    •    Motivations for volunteering;
    •    Developing opportunities;
    •    Methods of recruitment;
    •    Recruitment messages;
    •    Recruitment strategies.

    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.

    Cancellation Policy
    We ask that you give us a minimum of 5 working days notice of cancellation. If you do not attend and either do not cancel or give less than 5 working days notice, then your organisation will be charged £25.00.

    Accreditation Award

    All participants will receive a certificate of attendance. Notes from the session will be forwarded to all participants who complete a post-training evaluation form that will be e-mailed to you.

    Progress/further study

    Course 3 of the FVA Volunteer Management Training Programme on 'Supporting Your Volunteers'; Course 4 of the same Programme 'Fair and Equal Volunteering'; Course 5 of the same Programme 'Avoiding Legal Issues and Managing Risk in Your Volunteer Programme'; Course 1 'Volunteer Involvement, Getting Started'.

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

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