Keeping up to date as a volunteer manager can be a challenge, especially when the job is busy, and time and finances are in short supply. Here are some training options to consider:
Accredited training for Volunteer
WCVA has been working with Learning to Inspire to develop an
accredited course which focusses on developing leadership skills
for those who have responsibility for volunteers.
Courses delivered by CVCs
Ask your local County Voluntary Council about courses
offered through the Courses for Communities programme.
This suite of training, designed to meet the needs of Third Sector
organisations in Wales, includes four modules on Volunteer
4a) Introduction to Volunteering,
4b) Preparing for Volunteers
4c) Volunteer Recruitment, selection and induction
4d) Getting the best from you volunteers
Association of Voluntary Services (CAVS) offers a
five day course An Introduction to Volunteer Management
which includes an optional Agored Cymru accreditation, valued at 6
Credits at level 2 or 3. The training is designed for anyone
whose role involves managing or Co-ordinating volunteers.
Courses available from other providers:
Online and distance learning options
You may like to check out the following options which can
be accessed from anywhere in Wales.
Managing Volunteers - Rob Jackson Consulting Ltd
A new online course is availableaimed at new or semi -experienced
managers. Course start dates and fees are publicised on the
website. Courses last for a 2 month period and involve individual
study with personal tutor support.
Am training offers bespoke training
for organisations in volunteer management and the Lantra Awards
Distance Learning course (Level 3).
Excellence in Volunteer
Management, based at Warrington Volunteer centre, offers ILM
accredited training at Level 3 and Level 5. A Level 5 course has
newly been introduced.
DIY training resources
These resources may be of use if you want to put together
your own training course for staff or volunteers.
Volunteer Solutions produce a range of training packs which you
can purchase online to deliver your own in-house courses.
Amongst them is a new pack 'First Steps to Successful Volunteer
Management - a complete resource to deliver a one day training
course covering the basics of managing a successful programme',
priced at £22.
The Open University offers a couple of courses
which are freely available under Creative Commons Licence. This
means that content can be reused , adapted and embedded within your
voluntary work to get ahead in the job market available in
Welsh and in English.
Introducing the Voluntary Sector, available in English
If you have a general inquiry
about training in volunteer
management, please contact
us on 0300 111 0124.