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Hosting Volunteers & Work Placements - Get your social enterprise ready
Thu 6 April 2017, 09:30 – 12:30 BST
Providing positive social impact is central to the vision of all social enterprises. Providing work and volunteer placements to people who are unemployed or not in work is an effective way of delivering this impact whilst supporting the development of your organisation. In this workshop you will discover what is involved in providing work and volunteer placements, what is expected of you, and learn about the benefits and challenges for you and the participant. You will be guided through the documentation that will need to be in place, how to prepare your staff and consider the best places to find participants. During the workshop you will create your own work and volunteer placement plan for your organisation.
This workshop is delivered as part of the Building Better Opportunities Get Socially Active Project which is jointly funded by ESF and the Big Lottery. On completing this workshop social enterprises will have the opportunity to be supported to offer a work placement to someone who is unemployed or not in work.
Our workshops and training are highly practical, enabling you to apply learning directly to your social enterprise or social enterprise idea.
Workshop Facilitator: Fiona Ras, Director of Business Development at The Platform
Fiona’s career background is in supporting marginalised groups into work. This has included developing and delivering employability and work placement programmes for unemployed people one of which was featured in Homeless Link Good Practice Guide and the Government report ‘No One Left Out’. She developed this work through providing consultancy to organisations to develop meaningful work placement and volunteering opportunities and has provided numerous placements as a host. Creating positive social impact is at the centre of her current role as Business Development Director at The Platform
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This event is part of a project that offers free and friendly one to one coaching support service to people who are thinking about or feeling pressured into finding work or enterpring into learning, but need help to do it.
The project has received funding under the Building Better Opportunities Programme which is jointly funded by the Big Lottery Fund and the European Social Fund.