Do you support volunteers in the Big Local area?

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If so, you are invited to an upcoming Best Practice in Volunteer Management workshop.

This workshop is intended to assist organisations with the effective management of volunteers. Best practice does not require any specialist knowledge. It mostly involves common sense and the imaginative ability to put yourself in the position of a volunteer.

How would you like to be treated? Are you made to feel welcome and useful? The recruitment and management of volunteers is not dissimilar to the recruitment and management of staff, but unlike paid staff, volunteers have no reason to stay if they do not enjoy their work, so it is important that they are managed well. One bad experience can put people off volunteering, sometimes permanently.

Very few organisations can afford to employ a dedicated volunteer manager. In most organisations, particularly small ones, the person responsible for volunteers combines this with many other roles. Some people who take on this role are themselves volunteers.

Therefore, the aim of this course is to give you some simple guidelines, and practical suggestions which will help you to attract, involve and support volunteers effectively, and have an exit strategy when they move on.

Benefits for you and your organisation;
• Skills to supervise, support and motivate volunteer workers
• The tools to manage people with confidence, communicate well, build better relationships
• Your organisation’s goals will benefit from increased engagement

This event is scheduled to take place 10.00 to 12.30 on Thursday 7th March at The Little Centre, Beechwood, CH43 9LB.

This workshop is funded by the Big Local Partnership and is only available to those who work or support Big Local residents. If you would like to attend, please contact Keelan on [email protected] or phone 0151 353 9700.

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