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Attracting, Recruiting & Managing Volunteers

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Overview:

This workshop has a dual purpose and is aimed at both Clerks who are new to managing volunteers - and those that are already supervising a team of volunteers but need some guidance. We will cover the whole 'volunteer journey' including setting up effective recruitment & supervision procedures, motivating & developing volunteers, and dealing with problems relating to poor performance and team moral. This will be a very practical day where you will learn how to best encourage and develop volunteers' skills and enhance the work of your local town, parish or community council as a whole.

Who should attend?

  • All Town, Parish and Community councils that would like to use volunteers or currently have a team of volunteers.

Course outline:

  • Focused and effective recruitment procedures
  • Advertising, role specs & setting clear boundaries
  • Developing efficient supervision procedures
  • Motivational strategies to keep everyone 'on board'
  • Tackling the issues of poor standards & performance
  • Implementing fair & consistent management strategies
  • Ensuring volunteers & paid staff work effectively together

Time:

0930 - 1630*
*This is a one day course. Exact timings will be confirmed when you receive your joining instructions.

About the trainer:

Gillian Jeffery has worked in a variety of capacities across all sectors. In the last twenty years, she has worked for both Hampshire and Somerset probation services and has been a senior manager overseeing several housing projects. Gillian has been designing and delivering training and consultancy in the social purpose sector for several years, specialising in workshops which focus on recruitment, staff development and performance management.


Testimonials:

Feedback from Gill's previous training events: 'Excellent course - Great activities that really get you thinking'; 'Very useful and engaging course'; 'Excellent, informative day which has given me ideas & approaches to take back to my work environment to implement & use'; 'Gill is a first class trainer'.

Delegate Fees:

If your Clerk attends, subsequent bookings for the same course from members of the council may attend at the member rate.


There is not just value in your investment in attending the training course, but these are also great opportunities to network with like-minded individuals and make new contacts.

Book your next personal development opportunity now!


 

*Your registration will secure you a place on the course. Your booking will then be confirmed and invoices issued approximately 3 weeks before the course date. At a similar time you will also be sent a delegate list and joining instructions detailing the venue, parking, trainer and any other details relevant to the course. It is advised not to book your travel until the course is confirmed and you have received your joining instructions.

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