Fundamentals of Volunteer Engagement (May 18th & 20th)

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Fundamentals of Volunteer Engagement is a 2 module onlin course designed to meet the needs of volunteer managers in a challenging world.

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This two module course is for those who are new to the topic of volunteer management and leadership or who wish to improve their skillset. This two module course takes place on Tuesday May 18th and Thursday May 20th starting at 10.00 on both days and you need to attend both modules. The sessions are delivered by trainers from the Volunteer Centre Network and Volunteer Ireland. In the two sessions you’ll explore the following topics:

  • Planning for volunteer involvement
  • Changes in volunteering
  • Diversity and inclusion in volunteering
  • Volunteer motivations
  • Volunteer and organisation expectations
  • Barriers to volunteering
  • Volunteer engagement
  • Screening and selection
  • Day to day engagement of volunteers

By the end of this course you should be able to:

  • Be clear about how volunteering fits into your context and the opportunity it provides
  • Understand the importance of volunteers and be able to communicate this to volunteers and other stakeholders
  • Understand that volunteering is a two way process with gains for all involved

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Once you register for this course you will receive an email from Eventbrite which will contain the Zoom log in details, please retain these.

Applicant organisations must be volunteer led projects.

A maximum of two participants from one organisation can attend any course during 2021 / 22, this is to ensure fairness and as many organisations as possible are able to avail of this free training. If you aren't currently registered with your local volunteer centre please get in contact with them prior to registration. 

If for some reason you can't attend please cancel your booking via Eventbrite so other organisations can attend. 

Please allow up to 2.5 hours for each module. Slides and handouts will be emailed to you after the course. Participants are required to complete a short feedback form after the course. A digital certificate of participation will be issued 7 days after the course and will only be issued for learners who attend both module 1 and module 2.

This training is designed by Volunteer Ireland and the network of Volunteer Centres and supported by the Government of Ireland.


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