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Volunteer Manangemnt Training Course

Posted: 23/8/2010

September 2010


Volunteer Management Training 

Dates: Tuesdays, Sept. 21st, 28th, Oct 5th and 12th.

Time: 9.15 a.m. – 1.00 p.m.

Venue: Kildare Volunteer Centre

Module 1.

Aim:            To plan for volunteer involvement and design volunteer roles


•Reflect on how volunteers benefit your organisation

•To understand the expectations of the volunteers and of the organisations

•Examine potential costs of involving volunteers

•To understand and write a role description and person specification

•To understand an exit interview and its importance

Module 2.

Aim:            To explore best practice for recruitment, selection and induction of volunteers for your organisation


•To understand effective recruitment and selection methods

•To design a recruitment campaign for your organisation

•To analyse application approaches

•To design suitable interview questions

•To draft an induction plan

To examine volunteer agreements

Module 3.

Aim:            To provide participants with an understanding of the role and importance of support and supervision when managing volunteers.


•Define supervision and its purpose

•Identify positive support and supervision skills and techniques

•Identify ways to motivate and recognise volunteers

•Explore ways of dealing with difficult situations


Module 4.

Aim:            To give participants the knowledge and tools to design and implement a volunteer policy.


•Define what a policy is

•Identify key elements of a volunteer policy

•Consider those who need to be consulted when drafting the policy

•Draft a volunteer policy

Plan for implementation of the policy

Dept. of Housing, Planning, Community & Local Government