Volunteer Centre Greenwich offers a comprehensive range of workshops supporting organisations to involve volunteers.  Volunteers bring many benefits to an organisation and best practice management can help your organisation to get the best from volunteering.

The VCG volunteer management best practice workshops provide participants with the tools required to successfully recruit, manage and benefit from the involvement of volunteers.  Each workshop gives participants an understanding of the values around involving volunteers, as well as practical methods of developing your volunteering programme.  Topics are examined from a legal perspective as well as current best practice, keeping in mind the benefits of a positive volunteering experience for both the volunteer and your organisation.

Volunteer Centre Greenwich runs the Core programme plus a number of supplementary workshops every six months. VCG Members – £40 per person per workshop (subsidised rate) – Overview to Volunteer Management  Fee to all members


Wednesday 18th September 2019 10.00am – 12.30pm
Introduction to recruiting and managing volunteers

Why do people volunteer? This basic guide to good practice is designed for staff or volunteers that are new to recruiting and managing volunteers in their organisation or team

Wednesday 18th September 2019 1.30am – 4.00pm
Inclusive volunteering

Challenging the myths around discrimination towards volunteers with additional needs. This workshop will seek to explore the issues and look at the practical things a group or organisation can put into place to encourage people with additional needs to volunteer.

Wednesday 2nd October 2019 – 10am – 12.30pm
Policies and procedures

What policies do you need to run a volunteering programme?  Where to start – getting up and running.

Wednesday 2nd October 2019 – 10am – 12.30pm
Writing and Developing Role Descriptions for Volunteers

What can volunteers do to support your organisation?  This workshop will give practical help in developing role descriptions and defining the relationship between an organisation and its volunteers

Wednesday 16th October 2019 – 10am – 12.30pm
Screening volunteers

How do I know if a volunteer is right for the task?  This workshop looks at the best methods to effectively screen and select volunteers without putting them off as well as checks on volunteers required by law.

Wednesday 16th October 2019 – 1.30am – 4.00pm
Supervising and supporting volunteers

A more detailed look at induction and how to offer good support and supervision for your volunteers.  Also, some good tips on retention and getting the best from your volunteer team.

Wednesday 30th October 2019 – 10.00am – 12.30pm
Dealing with Difficult Volunteers and Difficult Behaviour
Even with the best systems and procedures in place some volunteers can seem determined to make life difficult. This workshop will look at possible reasons why and will give strategies for managing these volunteers.
Wednesday 30th October 2019 – 1.30pm – 4.00pm
Volunteers and the Law

What are the key legal considerations when involving volunteers?  Building on the guidance of the core training, this workshop provides essential information to consider when involving volunteers



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Accredited Volunteer Management Training

We are also please to  announce VCG’s new accredited Volunteer Managers qualification – VRQ L3 Certificate in Management of Volunteers. If you would like to find out more information, what the course covers and price etc  click here