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Volunteer Management - 3 day course 8th, 15th, 22nd June 2017

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For Bradford District organisations only.

This three day course which is based on the National Occupational Standards for Volunteer Managers and the Certa Volunteer Managers Award is ideal for existing staff to develop and consolidate their skills.  It will also be an excellent starting point for those beginning a volunteer management role. 

Learners can choose to undertake additional work and submit a written portfolio for accreditation at Level 3 (see below).

Previous participants have found the course useful in terms of reviewing their own practice and as a source of help and support from other Volunteer Managers.

The course will cover:

  • the benefit of volunteering for the volunteer, organisation and community
  • how to embed the principles of volunteering in your own organisation
  • the legal and organisational requirements for volunteering
  • different ways to attract and recruit volunteers
  • good practice for recruitment/selection procedures and volunteer induction
  • volunteer motivation and the link to retention
  • different models of support offered to volunteers
  • how to identify the training and development needs of volunteers 
Eligibility Criteria
We have funding from Bradford College to provide this course at the discounted price of £30 per person.  You must be a member of staff or volunteer from a voluntary/community organisation based in Bradford District.  Due to the funding this course is not available to those outside Bradford District.
The course runs for three consecutive Thursdays 10am-4pm.
You'll need to bring your National Insurance number and some ID on the first day.
Feedback from previous participants

‘Learnt lots. I have a long list of improvements to implement and feel confident applying the changes necessary.’

‘ I do feel more confident – the course has helped me to understand I am carrying out procedure as per good practice – but I’ve found particularly helpful the session on the law, and motivation and barriers.’

‘Excellent, really enjoyed it.  Great grounding for me as just recently started in new post.’

‘I have identified my strengths related to volunteer supervision role.  Plan to review and assess policies within my organisation relating to volunteers.’

'I am going to use the learning to develop my volunteer support/handbook and be more aware of why my organisations needs volunteers to provide the service we offer to families.’

‘I enjoyed sharing ideas with other Volunteer Managers very much and that aspect has been a very useful part of the course.’

Optional Accreditation

We hope to offer (optional) accreditation for this course. If we are able to do so learners who wish to submit a portfolio for assessment at Level 3 can sign up and pay during the course. The course is based on three units: Organisations and Volunteering; Attracting and Recruiting Volunteers; Supporting and Developing Volunteers.  Learners that pass all three will achieve the Volunteer Managers Award. 

Accreditation costs will be confirmed by the trainer and will be approx. £100 for a 2 credit Unit and £210 for the whole Award. These costs are in addition to the course fee.  The trainer will run through accreditation and what it entails at the beginning of the course and there will be additional support available following the taught course through both email groups and tutorials.  If you are thinking about the accreditation then please talk to your manager beforehand about whether your organisation will pay for the additional costs.

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For venue details visit

8th June, 2017 10:00 AM   through   4:00 PM
Mabel Booth Room, Community Action, 1st Floor,
Voluntary Services Centre
19-25 Sunbridge Road
Bradford, BD1 2AY
United Kingdom

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Phone: 01274 722772
Voluntary and Community Organisations from Bradford District £ 30.00

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