Our course on Managing Volunteers can equip you to better support the volunteers you engage with, whether that's in regional branch networks, special interest groups or at head office.
This course will also acquaint you with
recent work on volunteer management produced by general support agencies
for volunteering in the UK, Canada, Australia and the USA as well as recent PARN research into the area.
The course focuses on 5 themes:
- Good practice guidelines in the management of
- Problems of recruitment and retention of
volunteers in professional bodies
- Roles and competences wanted from volunteers
- Understanding problems in relations between paid
staff and volunteers and encouraging improved relations
Forms of support for managers of volunteers
Course Delivery & Materials
The day will combine a mix of interactive sessions, video
case studies, presentations and time for individual reflection. Start time is
9:30am and end time 5:00pm with coffee, tea and lunch provided.
Course is delivered by Prof Andy Friedman, CEO of PARN.
You will receive a folder full of supplementary
information to support your learning on this topic, along with copies of course
slides, case studies and good practice guidelines.
Who is the course aimed at?
senior staff and particularly HR directors
who manage volunteers
who manage other volunteers
- Gain an overall perspective on the way
volunteers are used in professional bodies and how your professional body
- Consider the successes and tensions of how
volunteers interact with paid staff at your organisation
- Learn about practices of volunteer
management at other professional bodies
- Learn about the principles of good
practice for the management of volunteers according to organisations
devoted to supporting volunteering
- Learn of how to provide and maintain
good practice in volunteer management at your organisation
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