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  • Volunteer Management Training Course 2, Effective Volunteer Recruitment *IN PERSON ONLY*

    Created: 16/12/2022

    When: 09.30am-1.00pm, Wednesday 01 March 2023
    Where: Caledonia House, Pentland Park, Saltire Centre, Glenrothes, KY6 2AL
    This event is being organised by Fife Voluntary Action
    Costs
    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.


    Book a place(s) now!

    What trainees liked most about our recent sessions - 

    • “Friendly, welcoming trainers;” “Very informative” “Very easy to follow”
    • “The interaction between the participants, meeting the staff at FVA, informal discussions and networking. The connections I've made from the course have been invaluable”
    • “Really good foundational information”
    • “The informative one to one with tutors and participants”
    • “It was a good refresher of my knowledge and got me thinking about the changes I can make to our volunteer programme”  “ … quickly put everyone at ease which allowed really good discussions”
    • “Knowledge from training staff, very easy to follow and understand sessions”
    • “The course content, we found this extremely valuable and informative”
    • “The brain storming group activities” “… practical activities”
    • “The trainers were very approachable” “The quality of information”
    • “The use of varied teaching methods including activities, videos and scenarios”
    • “Sharing good practise and discussing negative experiences”

    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. Your organisation should be providing a service in Fife.

    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

    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.

    Additional Information

    The first 15 minutes of the session will be a relaxed start, with time for hot drinks and networking. 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 'Managing Risk in Your Volunteer Programme'; Course 6 'Avoiding Legal Issues in Volunteer Management'; Course 1 'Volunteer Involvement, Getting Started'. You must make a separate booking for each session you wish to attend.


    Phone: 01592 760720
    E-mail: [email protected]
    Book a place(s) now!



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