Whether behind the scenes in administrative roles or working directly with clients, volunteers play a vital role in supporting the work of organisations across our town. For many organisations, without the work of volunteers, it would not be possible for them to deliver the services they provide in the way they do.
Given the central role that volunteers play in allowing organisations to achieve their objectives, it is perhaps surprising that many of those responsible for managing volunteers receive little or no specialised training.
This bite size version of our Introduction to Volunteer Management training will focus on the process of recruiting the volunteers your organisation needs whilst providing an oversight of the legal aspects that need to be considered when involving volunteers in your work. This session will cover:
- What to consider before involving volunteers in your work.
- Developing a role description.
- Promoting opportunities effectively.
- Initial response and selection process.
Keep it legal
- Legal status of volunteers including how to deal with expenses
- Eligibility to volunteer – involving oversees volunteers and those in receipt of state benefits
- Top tips for your Volunteer Policy and Agreement
- What type of insurance you need
- What to do when things go wrong – volunteer problem solving procedures
Looking for a fuller introduction to Volunteer Management? Take a look at our Full Day Course.
Who should attend?
This course is ideally suited to anyone who has responsibility for overseeing the work of volunteers, either as a Volunteer Manager or as part of a more wide reaching role. In very small and completely volunteer-led organisations this may even be somebody on the committee.
RVA supports Reading’s Voluntary and Community Sector, therefore this course is primarily open to organisations delivering voluntary and community services in Reading. If you do not offer services in Reading, please contact us before booking, and we may be able to add you to the waiting list.
The session will be co-delivered by Reading Voluntary Action’s Advice Worker Herjeet Randhawa and Volunteering Development Manager Steve Hendry, both of whom have extensive experience of providing advice and support in the area of volunteer management and governance.
Cost and what is included
The cost is £10 for the session and includes refreshments and materials. Please book through the link below.