WCVA was commissioned in 2017, to produce online resources to support those who are working with volunteers in the culture/heritage sector.
The project was funded as part of the Welsh Government Fusion programme.
WCVA has worked with PAVS and Pembrokeshire College to produce
a set of three online learning modules, 'Getting Started with
They have been targeted at those working in the cultural sector
but will be relevant to those in other sectors too
The modules are:
- Understanding volunteering- an introduction to the scope and
possibilities of volunteering including what it is,
who does it and why, different types of volunteering. It
encourages learners to think about what it might be beneficial for
volunteers to do within their own organisation and some initial
steps to take toward becoming ready for volunteers.
- Management and support for volunteering - introduces tools
for recruiting and managing volunteers and how to actively
encourage a diverse range of volunteers, including those
who may need additional support.
- Recognising volunteers and measuring impact - introduces ways
of showing appreciation and giving recognition to volunteers. It
looks at what we mean by impact, suggesting some ways in
which we can measure the impact of a volunteering
programme on different parties, and the personal impact
of volunteering on the individual
Downloadable resources including templates, forms and examples
of relevant documentation are available and interactive quizzes are
included, for learners to check out their understanding of the
The resources are currently being built on the WCVA Learning Zone. We
are expecting to launch them in April and will be
keen to encourage people to sign up and try it out
then. If you would like to be kept in touch please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.