Involving Volunteers who have a History of Offending or Homelessness
Thursday, 9 June 2016 from 14:00 to 17:00 (BST)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
During this participative workshop we will explore some of the barriers to involving volunteers with a history of offending or homelessness.
We will look at the challenges and the benefits of an inclusive approach and offer practical advice on recruiting and supporting volunteers from this cohort.
By the end of this course you will:
Have a better understanding of different types of convictions and what these mean in a volunteering context.
Understand some of the barriers faced by people with a history of offending or homelessness when taking up volunteering.
Understand how to overcome some of the challenges you have identified in order to develop inclusive volunteer roles within your organisation. You will leave with some practical solutions which you can implement immediately on your return to work.
Feel more confident in engaging fellow staff, volunteers or trustees in involving volunteers from this cohort.
This training is suitable for anyone who has responsibility for recruiting or managing volunteers.
The training will be delivered by Nina Muir, Support & Development Officer at Harrogate & Ripon CVS. Nina is a qualified trainer with extensive experience of supporting and training staff from the voluntary sector.
'Spent/ unspent convictions, cautions: so much I didn't know! Excellent!' - Past attendee
The course price includes refreshments and a take away training pack.
If you would like any more information please contact the Harrogate & Ripon Volunteer Centre firstname.lastname@example.org or 01423 509004
Course fees are subsidised for a limited time only thanks to a grant from the North Yorkshire Police & Crime Commissioners Community Fund.
When & Where
Harrogate & Ripon Volunteer Centre in partnership with Volunteering Hambleton
Harrogate & Ripon Volunteer Centre supports and promotes volunteering. We advertise hundreds of volunteering opportunities and support volunteer-involving organisations to successfully recruit and manage volunteers from all walks of life.