Upcoming Volunteer Management Training


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

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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


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