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All Four Modules: 5th-26th October €120.00 €0.00

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Volunteer Leadership Training

October 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th   

6pm -9pm

Volunteer Galway 27 William Street West

Cost: €120 for all four modules

Do you work with volunteers in your organisation?

or

Would your organisation like to involve volunteers in the future?

or

Are you currently reviewing your volunteer management practice and policies?

If you answer yes to any of these questions, you might be interested in our Volunteer Leadership Training programme.

There are four different modules in the training programme. Participants are encouraged to attend all four modules however you can register for any of the modules that meets your current needs. The four modules will be held weekly for four consecutive Wednesdays in October and places are limited to 8 participants on each module to ensure participation. The four modules include -

Module 1: Planning for Volunteer Involvement

This module will help you and your organisation to be more effective in getting the volunteers you want and keeping them once they start volunteering with your organisation.

This module encourages organisations to evaluate their experiences to date of involving volunteers e.g. examining procedures, volunteers’ experiences, and staff opinion.  It also focuses on how organisations can plan effectively to take on new volunteers or take on volunteers for the first time ever e.g. designing volunteer roles.

By the end of the module, you will be able to:

  • Explain why you involve volunteers and what motivates volunteers
  • Draft a volunteer role and person specification
  • Identify the potential costs of involving volunteers

Module 2: Volunteer Recruitment & Selection

This module focuses on developing effective recruitment and selection procedures e.g. recruitment campaigns, interview questions. The module explores the core principles of good practice for the effective recruitment and selection of volunteers.

By the end of the module, you will be able to:

  • Prepare an effective recruitment strategy.
  • Develop and implement fair and effective screening and selection procedures.

Module 3: Day to Day Management of Volunteers

The aim of this module is to provide participants with an understanding of the key components of the day-to-day management of volunteers. It will also examine way of motivating and recognising volunteers.

By the end of the module, you will be able to:

  • Define volunteer management
  • Explain the components of volunteer management: volunteer agreements, volunteer induction, volunteer support and supervision and volunteer recognition
  • Practice support and supervision skills

Module 4: Dealing with Challenging Situations and Policy Development

The aim of this module is to give participants the skills to deal with challenging behaviours and the knowledge and tools to design and implement a volunteer policy.

By the end of the module, you will be able to:

  • Deal with challenging situations
  • Outline the benefits of having a volunteer policy
  • Draft and implement your policy

Principles of Galway Volunteer Centre’s Approach to Volunteer Management Training

This programme is delivered in a hands-on, participative style and is designed to provide you with a best practice volunteer management framework for involving volunteers in your organisation.

It is the intention of Volunteer Galway to ensure that the modules focus on the practical realities of managing volunteers, so that participants can see the value of taking a strategic and structured approach to volunteer management within their organisation.  

Volunteer Galway staff have been trained and accredited through Open College Network Northern Ireland (OCNNI) to deliver the National Volunteer Management Training Programme. 

We also work to a limit of 8 people per course, to ensure that each participant has a fair amount of time to contribute on the day, as this, we believe is the most effective means of learning.

 

Do you have questions about Volunteer Management Training? Contact Volunteer Galway

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Volunteer Galway
27 William Street West
Galway
Ireland

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Volunteer Galway

Since 2006 Galway Volunteer Centre (Volunteer Galway) has been supporting members of the public to find suitable volunteer roles in Galway City and County through selecting roles on our daily updated list of volunteer opportunities that we advertise on behalf of non-profits and community organisations in Galway.

In the last 10 years, over 11,000 members of the public have come to us wanting to get more involved in their community and we estimate that people finding volunteer work through us have contributed over €7,000,000 worth of volunteer hours in Galway.  We have advertised over 2500 roles for over 500 organisations based in Galway.

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