Managing volunteers effectively
Online resources and contacts for further help – there are plenty of excellent information sheets, guides, tool kits, sample policies and documents available to download to help you with managing volunteers; and we’ve listed contact details for other useful guides that can be ordered. How volunteer friendly are you really? Use the process of signing up for the national Volunteer Friendly Award to review just how good you are; find out more about the gold standard Investing in Volunteers award; if you’re from a sports club, are you good enough for the Clubmark award? And if you’re running a youth group/club you might want to try the ‘Raising your Game‘ tool kit. Support, Networking and Training – managing/co-ordinating volunteers can often be a crucial but isolated role: we provide 1-2-1 assistance for people in Glasgow; you can subscribe and contribute to our regular email bulletins and blogs; we facilitate networking and action-planning events; and we provide programmed and bespoke training workshops. Evaluation, Impact & Policy – what difference does volunteering make to your group, club or organisation? And your members, the people and communities you serve? How can you prove it, evidence it, and make a better case for resourcing it?
Latest news for volunteer managers:
- Volunteer Friendly Award: now even more accessible next Support Network meeting FREE at the Albany Centre Tues 22 Jan 9:30
- Complete Volunteer Manager – new training series This popular series of half-day workshops is designed for the busy volunteer manager. It provides a useful grasp of all the basic skills and knowledge required by someone who regularly has to recruit, train and support volunteers as part of their work. Starts 17th April 2013.
- Volunteer Friendly workshop If you'd like your project to be more Volunteer Friendly then come along to this workshop to start the process, and gain nationally-recognised certification.
- Subsidised Facilitation Training Network There are still some places remaining on this heavily subsidised facilitation training network. Join the subsidised Community Facilitators' Network for 2012/13 in Glasgow.
- More Learning Opportunities for your Volunteers Do you feel that any of your current or potential volunteers would benefit from learning opportunities delivered by tutors provided free of charge by Volunteer Centre Glasgow within your own premises?