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  • Volunteer Management Training Course 6 - Avoiding Legal Issues in Volunteer Management

    Created: 17/03/2024
    News/Events Category: Training and Learning

    When: 13.30-16.30, Tuesday 05 November 2024
    Where: Caledonia House, Pentland Park, Saltire Centre, Glenrothes, KY6 2AL
    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.

    Book a place(s) now!

    Course Content

    That volunteers are part of your organisation voluntarily is obvious, but do they ever feel an obligation to remain involved? Organisations 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 show you 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 and reward processes

    Who should attend

    Anyone who has, or is expecting to have, responsibility for recruiting or 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.

    Full programme details

    All of the course dates are available in the table below. You will need to book each separate course you wish to attend. 

    Course Date Time
    Course 1 - Volunteer Involvement - Getting Started Wednesday 21 August 2024 1.30-4.30pm
    Course 2 - Effective Volunteer Recruitment Thursday 05 September 2024 1.30-4.30pm
    Course 3 - Supporting your Volunteers Tuesday 17 September 2024 1.30-4.30pm
    Course 4 - Fair and Equal Volunteering Wednesday 07 October 2024 1.30-4.30pm
    Course 5 - Managing Risk in your Volunteer Programme Thursday 24 October 2024 1.30-4.30pm

    Additional Information

    • Notes from the session will be forwarded to all participants who complete a post-training evaluation form that will be e-mailed to you

    What previous attendees have said about the course: 

    • “I found the sessions really helpful - the tone and level of content was perfect for me and our organisation, there was lots of information I can see myself using/implementing straight away”
    • "There was a good mix of information and slides, with group activities to break up the day and ensure everyone was engaged"
    • "Good length, friendly and confident trainers, and a comfortable atmosphere"
    • "It was great to meet other volunteer managers from different sectors or areas of work"
    • "Well organised and the trainer was helpful, patient and friendly"
    • “Information provided was supplemented with examples of best practice, which makes things a lot easier to relate to/implement"

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

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