Volunteer Management Course
Central to any successful volunteer programme, big or small, is effective volunteer management. An organisation needs a volunteer policy simply stating its practices, procedures and expectations. This can cover everything from how an individual volunteer fits in and works alongside paid staff (if you have them), to accurately developing clear volunteer roles, to creating and maintaining extended volunteer programmes.
Meath Volunteer Centre runs Volunteer Irelands nationally accreditated Volunteer Management Training Course delivered over 2 full working days. This is a new format course consisting of 4 modules.
Planning for Volunteer Involvement
- Preparing for volunteer involvement
- Volunteer motivations
- Identifying and developing volunteer role descriptions
Volunteer Recruitment and Selection
- Effective advertising
- Screening techniques
- Interviews and volunteer selection
Day-to-Day Management of Volunteers
- Induction and volunteer agreements
- Support and supervision
- Resolving difficult situations
- Exit interviews
Designing a Policy for Volunteer Involvement
- Defining policy
- Designing a volunteer policy document
For the full volunteer management course, it is expected that participants will attend all four modules, as they are designed as part of a continuum.