Volunteer Centre Greenwich (VCG) offers a comprehensive range of workshops supporting organisations to involve volunteers. Volunteers bring many benefits to an organisation and best practice management can help your organisation to get the best from volunteering.

The VCG Volunteer Management Best Practice Workshops provide participants with the tools required to successfully recruit, manage and benefit from the involvement of volunteers. Each workshop gives participants an understanding of the values around involving volunteers as well as practical methods of developing volunteering programmes. Topics are examined from a legal perspective as well as current best practice, keeping in mind the benefits of a positive volunteering experience for both the volunteer and the organisation.

Workshop costings:

Members are charged at £35.00 per person per workshop. 

Non-members are charged at £65.00 per person per workshop.

If all eight workshops are booked together then a discounted charge of £210 applies to members and £455 to non-members.

Please note: Volunteer Centre Greenwich must receive 72 hours notice in writing/email, to either re-book or for fee to be returned.

Workshop information:

Introduction to Recruiting and Managing Volunteers

Why do people volunteer? This basic guide to best practice is designed for staff or volunteers that are new to recruiting and managing volunteers in their organisation or team. 

Writing and Developing Role Descriptions for Volunteers

What can volunteers do to support your organisation?  Get practical help in developing role descriptions and defining the relationship between an organisation and its volunteers.

Inclusive Volunteering

Challenging the myths and exploring the benefits of involving volunteers with additional needs. This workshop will also look at practical ways a group or organisation can encourage people with additional needs to volunteer.

Supervising and Supporting Volunteers

A more detailed look at induction and how to offer good support and supervision for your volunteers, including tips on retention and getting the best from your volunteer team. 

Screening your Volunteers

How do I know if a volunteer is right for the task? Explore the best methods to effectively screen and select volunteers without putting them off, as well as how to provide checks on volunteers as required by law. 

Dealing with Difficult Volunteers and Difficult Situations

Even with the best systems and procedures in place some volunteers can seem determined to make life difficult. This workshop will look at possible reasons why and will give strategies for managing these volunteers.

Volunteers and the Law

What are the key legal considerations when involving volunteers?  Gain confidence in the essential knowledge you need to manage volunteers.

Policies and Procedures

What goes into a volunteering policy?  This workshop will help decide what new policies you may need and where to include volunteering in your existing policies. 

Measuring and Evaluating the Impact of volunteering

What is impact? Define and understand impact, understand and assess outcomes and explore the tools to help you implement a framework in your organisation, based on a basic 'theory of change' model.

Involving volunteers with additional needs

A practical approach to including volunteers with additional needs, from planning for potential hazards to exploring how to reduce the barriers to recruitment and retention.

Professional Boundaries

What does confidentiality mean for volunteers and why do boundaries matter? Ensure your volunteers understand how to maintain confidentiality and when it is permissible to break it, as well as how to set effective boundaries.

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