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Managing and Supporting Volunteers

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Luton Irish Forum

Kathleen Connolly House

102 Hitchin Road

Luton, United Kingdom

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This one day course explains how you can effectively manage and support volunteers working in your organisation. It is aimed at Volunteers' Managers and Co-ordinators.

By the end of the session you will be able to:

  • Explain how organisations can support their volunteers effectively - We'll talk about how support starts from the very beginning of volunteers' relationship with the organisation, and is the responsibilty of both volunteers and paid staff.
  • Explain how supporting volunteers aids retention - We'll look at the link between reviewing progress and checking in with each other, and volunteers' wishes to stay and support a project.
  • Explain how organistions can provide effective learning and skills development for volunteers - We'll plan a timeline of appropriate role progression and tasks that lead to development - appropriate to your groups' goals and activities.
  • Explain how developing volunteers benefits the individuals and the organisation  - We'll prepare resources and our own skills for celebrating the great bits, and being ready for the challenging parts of managing volunteers.

Benefits to you

You'll feel much more confident in your ability to manage volunteers after this course and, in addition to the training, you will also have the opportunity to meet and network with other individuals, share ideas and gain valuable support.

About the Trainer:

Rebecca combines her training work with project coordination, using her experience to inform her training content and style. Rebecca has worked with, and trained people from Age UK, Crisis, Greater London Volunteering, Citizens Advice Bureau, Directory of Social Change, and the NHS. She has also developed education classes in Central America, and written extensively on the benefits and impacts of volunteering including with those whose second language is English and with families.  She trains in a range of topics including volunteer engagement. 


The course will start at 10am but please arrive by 9.45am to sign in - A buffet lunch will be served.

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