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What you can expect at the only seminar for Dublin’s Volunteer Managers, curated for your needs by the Dublin Volunteer Centres:

You are important! Caring for ourselves as Volunteer Managers
Legal aspects of your volunteer programme: Pitfalls and potential
Retrospective Garda vetting. Are you up to speed?

Retaining short-term volunteers | How does your target audience search for volunteering? | Technology to help with your busy day | Facilitated networking

Dublin Volunteer Management Seminar Attendees

Now in its sixth year, the Dublin Volunteer Management Seminar brings together practitioners from the field of volunteering to provide you with knowledge, insights and discussion on volunteer leadership.The Seminar is practical in its approach and relevant to you as Dublin Volunteer Managers.

Event details

Location: Wood Quay Venue, Civic Offices, Dublin 8

Date: Wednesday 17 May 2017

Time: 9.30am to 4.00pm

Early Bird rate of just €19! Standard rate €25. Price includes lunch and refreshments. Full details...

Join us for this year’s DVMS as part of National Volunteering Week 2017.  Book your ticket now!



Volunteer Management Training - November 12th and 19th 2015


South Dublin County Volunteer Centre is delighted to announce details of our upcoming training in Volunteer Management.


Our next course will be held in November 2015 in Tessa House, Tallaght  and will be delivered by Colette Gallagher. There is a cost of €50 per individual (to be paid in advance) and for optimum benefit participants are required to attend both sessions. Places on this training are limited so early booking is advisable.

For more information or to book a place please contact:

Colette Gallagher

Tel: 01-4149000  Ext 4707

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Details of the course content is below


Volunteer Management Training Modules

Thursday 12th November


9.30am – 12.30pm Planning for Volunteer Involvement

Aim: To plan for volunteer involvement and to explore procedures around designing volunteer roles

Objectives: By the end of the session you should be able to

•Reflect on how involvement of volunteers can benefit the organisation

•Consider the expectations and understanding of volunteers

•Consider potential costs of involving volunteers in your organisation

•Understand how to write a role description and a person specification

•Explore the importance of getting feedback from volunteers when finishing their involvement with organisations


1.30pm - 4.30pm Recruitment, Selection and Induction

Aim: To explore the principles and procedures for the fair and effective recruitment, selection and induction of volunteers

Objectives: By the end of the session you should be able to

•Understand effective recruitment and selection methods

•Design a recruitment campaign for your organisation

•Analyse application procedures

•Design suitable interview questions

•Draft an induction plan


Thursday 19th  November

9.30am – 12.30pm Day to Day Volunteer Management

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

Objectives: By the end of this session you should be able to

•Define supervison and its purpose

•Identify positive support and supervison skills and techniques

•Identify ways of motivating and recognising volunteers

•Explore ways of dealing with difficult situations within a supervisory context 


1.30pm – 4.30pm Designing a policy for Volunteer Involvement

Aim: To provide participants with the knowledge to design a volunteer policy

Objectives: By the end of this session you should be able to

•Understand what should be included in a volunteer policy

•Consider who should be consulted on policy design and when

•Draft a policy for your own organisation

•Plan for its implementation


Wednesday 5 February 2014
Volunteer Management Supports from the Dublin Volunteer Centres
Check out our free and cost effective volunteer management supports
Dear Colleague, 

We are delighted to present a number of volunteer management supports which are available to your organisation from the four Dublin Volunteer Centres; Dublin CityDun Laoghaire-RathdownFingal and South Dublin
Four module Volunteer Management Training 
Our four module training course in now available across Dublin in two formats; either two days or four evenings. Six courses run from this month until November. 
Dublin Volunteer Managers Forum 
Designed to compliment our Volunteer Management Training Courses, these quarterly Managers Forums are an opportunity to meet with other like minded volunteer managers, paid and unpaid to discuss topics affecting those who manage volunteers. 
These free to attend forums include a presentation on a volunteer management topic selected by participants. These forums are interactive in their format and take place across Dublin city and county. Our next forum takes place in Malahide Library on Tuesday 4 March 2014.
Dublin Volunteer Management Seminar 
As part of National Volunteering Week 2014 (May 12 to 18) we are delighted to present the third Dublin Volunteer Management Seminar which takes place in Citi, North Wall Quay, Dublin 1 on Tuesday 13 May 2014, this year the event is organised in conjunction with Volunteer Ireland and we are delighted to welcome Tom McKee from the U.S. to speak at the seminar. 
Tom McKee is president of VolunteerPower. He has over 40 years of experience in volunteer leadership. He has addressed over 1 million people spanning three continents - Africa, Europe and the U.S. Over the past 40 years he has trained over 100,000 leaders how to manage the chaos of change in an organisation 
For more information on any of these events please see the attached programme
New areas for Dublin Volunteer Centres
Update on Dublin City Volunteer Centre 
An exciting new development in the world of volunteering has taken place with the merger of Dublin City North and Dublin City South Volunteer Centres to form Dublin City Volunteer Centre. The new centre will cover the whole Dublin city area. 
The office of Dublin City Volunteer Centre is 76 Thomas Street, Dublin 8, telephone: (01) 473 7482. A new website will be available shortly. To follow the centre on Facebook
Don't forget to put those dates in your diaries now and we look forward to seeing you at one of our upcoming events. 
If you are not sure which Volunteer Centre works with your organisation please check out our map.
Kind regards
Dublin Volunteer Centres

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