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  • Volunteer Management Course 5, Avoiding Legal Issues and Managing Risk in Your Volunteer Programme

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

    When: 9.30am-1.00pm, Tuesday 11 December 2018
    Where: New Volunteer House, 16 East Fergus Place, Kirkcaldy, KY1 1XT
    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

    You have a moral responsibility to ensure that volunteers are protected from physical, financial and emotional harm arising from volunteering. This course will support your organisation by ensuring you have the tools and the knowledge to ensure you manage risk effectively.

    Included in the course:

    • Duty of care and the law;
    • Your rights and responsibilities;
    • What is risk?
    • Risk identification and management;
    • Risk register;
    • Risk assessments;
    • Health and safety policy;
    • Insurance.

    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 sent to all participants who complete a post-training evaluation.

    Progress/Further Study:

    Course 1 of the FVA Volunteer Management Training Programme 'Volunteer Involvement, Getting Started'; Course 2 of the same Programme, 'Effective Volunteer Recruitment'; Course 3, 'Supporting Your Volunteers'; Course 4 'Fair and Equal Volunteering'.

    Please note that other than for Blue Badge holders, there is no visitor parking available at this office.


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

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