Covering our bases…Best Practice Basics

Very engaging and informative… with a positive, inclusive ethos” Natalie, Forest Farm Peace Garden Volunteer Management has found its way back into the news recently for reasons we’d all rather avoid – no volunteer co-ordinator wants to end up in the High Court proving their volunteer is not an employee, or settling an employment tribunal … Continue reading Covering our bases…Best Practice Basics

Designing Volunteer Training

Some evidence-based perspectives on designing learning, aimed at those planning inductions/training for volunteers, from Tobi Johnson. When designing volunteer training, my biggest challenge is how to create a program that doesn’t scare volunteers away. Often, the programs I work with have daunting amounts of information volunteers must learn in order to perform with confidence. Programs … Continue reading Designing Volunteer Training

Training: Volunteer Disclosure Checks

Volunteers... CRB...  DBS... Regulated Activity...  Barred Lists... Confusion. A half day interactive worksh0p addressing the recent changes in criminal record checks for volunteers,  and all the great ways if keeping your organisation and volunteers safe.  I can deliver this for your organisation... please get in touch. Picking apart the JARGON Activities: checking real-life volunteer roles … Continue reading Training: Volunteer Disclosure Checks

Latest Learning Opportunities

Facilitating Groups Effectively - a two-day course through LVSC and Happy. Highly interactive with lots of chance to practice techniques, and time to reflect on your own skills and development. Previous comments on the course: "Clever approach"...     "Lots of short sessions that covered plenty of content"  16th/17th October, course outline here, please call to book … Continue reading Latest Learning Opportunities

Demonstrating the Value of your Volunteer Programme

Your volunteers achieve a lot, overcome a lot, and learn a lot through their volunteering.  You want to show them and your organisation how much is gained.  or maybe you’ve found some possible funding for supporting the volunteering part of what you do, but you’ve never put into words before just what people get from … Continue reading Demonstrating the Value of your Volunteer Programme