Training

Volunteer Management Training

Dates: 10th and 17th November 2011
Time: 9.15 a.m. – 1.00 p.m. and 2.00pm - 5.00pm
Venue: Kildare Volunteer Centre

Module 1.

Aim: To plan for volunteer involvement and design volunteer roles

Objectives:

  • 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

Objectives:

  • 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.

Objectives:

  • 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.

Objectives:

  • 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