This is a practical look at volunteer management and recruitment, underpinned by theory that will help participants maximise impact and enjoyment of working with volunteers whilst avoiding the potential pitfalls. The course will cover why and how to develop a strategy, what policies to have in place, sourcing volunteers, interviewing, inducting, retaining, up skilling, reviewing, supervising, motivating, rewarding and exiting volunteers.
The training day also considers the need for organisations to be aware of and put in place their own safeguards to help volunteers understand the induction policies they may be asked to sign.
Participants are encouraged to bring live examples of where volunteers have made a major impact to a project or where there have been problems.
The day will cover:
- Why do people volunteer?
- Why might you want to recruit them?
- When and how should you recruit them?
- Preparing a volunteer policy and strategy
- Safeguarding, Confidentiality, Risk Assessment
- Top tips to support and motivate volunteers
- Risk analysis and liability
- The volunteer contract
- Valuing volunteers
- Evaluation and exit strategies.
Workshop Leader: Rob Doran
After a long career in the music industry, Rob trained to teach adults at Lambeth College in Clapham, London and Peterborough Regional College. He gained a City & Guilds 7407 qualification and then a Level 4 C&Gs Literacy Specialism. Rob worked for four years at Shackleton Associates teaching Learn Direct, IT and Skills for Life. He then became Senior Trainer at Nacro Adult Education, Peterborough, for two years where he was responsible for delivering the Employability Programme, City and Guilds Literacy, Numeracy, ESOL and ASDAN courses. When the contract with Nacro finished Rob formed AIR Learning. He has completed a Level 4 NVQ in Advice and Guidance and is working for the National Careers Service on a part time basis at City College Peterborough and at PCVS where he has been responsible for the Learning Paths Project, training volunteers and volunteer managers.