Volunteer Management 3 day course 18, 25 April & 2 May 18

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For Bradford District organisations only. Max 2 people from same organisation.

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.

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 £35 per person and therefore 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 Wednesdays the first session begins at 9.30am as we have additional paperwork to complete so please arrive on time. The other 2 sessions start at 10.00am till 4pm.

Optional Accreditation NOS for volunteer managers

The course has an optional CERTA accreditation of three units at level three.  This qualification matches the National Occupational Standards

We will support you through the accreditation process, providing digital support tools and post course group tutorials.  We run the only subsidised accredited course for volunteer managers in England.  Now in its fifth year over 50 volunteer managers have successfully completed the course. Accreditation costs are to be confirmed but will be in the region of £200 however this wil be further subsidised by Volunteering Bradford and will be announced on the firdt day of the training.

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.’



You'll need to bring your National Insurance number and some ID on the first day. Bank Card, Drivers license, Passport etc.


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18th April, 2018 9:30 AM   through   2nd May, 2018 4:00 PM
Event Fee(s)
Discounted Price for Bradford Organisations only £ 35.00

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