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  • Volunteer Management Training Course 6, Avoiding Legal Issues in Volunteer Management *IN PERSON ONLY*

    Created: 16/12/2022, Updated: 09/02/2023
    News/Events Category: Training and Learning

    When: 1.30pm-4.30pm, Tuesday 02 May 2023
    Where: Caledonia House, Pentland Park, Saltire Centre, Glenrothes, KY6 2AL
    This event is being organised by Fife Voluntary Action
    This particular event is free to attend, so no payment is required.

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

    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

    That volunteers are part of your organisation voluntarily is obvious, but do they ever feel an obligation to remain involved? Organisations therefore need to consider ways in which they may (consciously or unconsciously) be creating a 'contract' between themselves and their volunteers. This course will help you to identify any possible  pitfalls and how to avoid them.

    Included in the course:

    •    The difference between volunteers and other categories of people in an organisation
    •    The impact of the Equality Act 2010;
    •    The most likely areas of any legal challenge
    •    Issues to consider in your documentation, routines and recognition/reward

    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.

    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 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'.; Course 5 'Risk Management in Your Volunteer Programme'. You must make a separate booking for each session you wish to attend.

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

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