Management Workshops

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 volunteering programmes. 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 the organisation.

VCG Members – £35 per person per workshop (subsidised rate) – Overview to Volunteer Management  Fee to all members

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Overview of Volunteer Management

To be confirmed

For all Volunteer Managers who want a quick overview of managing volunteers or a quick refresher workshop.  This overview covers all the key points needed for running a volunteering programme.

Inclusive Volunteering

Thursday 22nd March 2018 - 10am - 12.30pm

Challenging the myths and exploring the benefits of involving volunteers with additional needs. This workshop will also look at practical ways a group or organisation can encourage people with additional needs to volunteer.

Screening Volunteers

Thursday 22nd March 2018 - 1.30pm - 4.00pm

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

Support and Supervise Volunteers

Thursday 210th April 2018 - 10am - 12.30pm

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

Dealing with Difficult Volunteers

Thursday 10 April 2018 - 1.30pm - 4pm

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.

Volunteers and the Law

Thursday 26th April 2018 - 10am - 12.30pm

What are the key legal considerations when involving volunteers?  Gain confidence in the essential knowledge you need to manage volunteers.

Involving Volunteers With Additional Needs

Thursday 26th April 2018 - 1.30pm - 4.00pm

A practical approach to including volunteers with additional needs, from planning for potential hazards to exploring how to reduce the barriers to recruitment and retention.

Full Course - Block Booking

Full course booking

This option allows you to express an interest in booking the full workshop programme except the Overview of Volunteer Management .