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Recruiting & Retaining Volunteers - 13 October 2016 - Chesham
Thu 13 October 2016, 09:45 – 16:00 BST
Recruiting & Retaining Volunteers
One Day Masterclass
13 October 2016
Do you manage volunteers? Need a refresher, or are just completely new to the role and could do with a helping hand and the opportunity to network?
… Then this training day could be for you! Come for the morning or afternoon session - or both.
Registration 9:45am - 10:00am
Workshop starts 10:00am – 12:55pm
- Why people volunteer
- Good practice when recruiting volunteers
- Volunteer policies
- Writing role descriptions & advertising for volunteers
- Introduction to references & screening.
Starts: 1:45 – 4:00pm
- Implications of good & bad practice in volunteer induction & support
- Volunteer agreements
- Volunteer recognition & reward
- Solutions to some common issues in working with volunteers
- Legal issues concerning volunteers
- Protection of volunteers.
The training is flexible and supportive – don’t worry, we won’t just be talking at you all day! – you’ll have the opportunity to do some short practical exercises and exchange ideas with like-minded people – and take away some great ideas to implement in your organisation.
…But don’t just take our word for it…here’s some feedback from previous attendees:
“Lovely small group, good communication, fantastic support. Interesting content which will prove to be really helpful…easy to be included definitely recommend” Colette Lyford, Kingfishers Care Home
“The biggest impact of the day was to change my approach when meeting potential volunteers.” Gonny Pol, High Wycombe Citizens Advice Bureau
“…we have recruited two new regular volunteers this summer, increasing our numbers by 100%. This is largely down to the inspiration given at the training day, ensuring that our volunteers know that they are valued for the time that they generously give us.” Aylesbury Town Council, Ruth Mayhew
So go on, step out of the office for a day, and get a fresh perspective and plenty of new ideas to make your job a whole lot easier.
It won’t cost you the earth!
Comparable pricing in the private sector would be in excess of £250, but we are able to offer this training at a heavily discounted price:
£20 per person per session (£35 for whole day) - For the voluntary and community sector in Buckinghamshire
£35 per person per session (£65 for whole day) - For statutory sector, businesses, and voluntary organisations whose beneficiaries are not primarily in Buckinghamshire.
Please note that we take max two people from the same organisation at any one training course.
Lunch and Networking - 12:55pm - 1:45pm
Please bring your own lunch. Over the break for lunch and you will have the opportunity to network with the other delegates. Tea & coffee will be provided.
If you have any other needs that need to be taken into consideration please let me know in advance. We will try to accommodate your request.
Any questions about this event please contact 01844 348820 / 0300 111 1250 or