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The Smarter Volunteer Manager (SVM) Programme; November – December 2021

Volunteer Glasgow is recruiting for the next virtual Smarter Volunteer Manager Programme.

*NB: Please note that should uptake of this programme be light due to the time of year (many volunteering/ third sector organisations have winter/ festive period programmes to run) then we may have to move this Programme into January 2022.

When you engage with volunteers, it’s easy to feel the pressure, like you’re always, simultaneously, wearing several hats. This training programme, based on Volunteer Glasgow’s Dynamic Model, will help you methodise your new or existing volunteer programme.

This programme is for anyone who engages with volunteers, including . . .

  • Managers of volunteering programmes
  • Personnel with responsibility for day-to-day supervision of people volunteering
  • Strategic lead officers
  • Members of governing bodies

Currently delivered entirely online using Zoom, the programme runs over six, 3-hour sessions spaced over three weeks.

The SVM programme is designed to be Peer-Led/ Informal learning environment facilitated by Volunteer Glasgow Staff. Therefore, the Training is:

  • Learner driven and self-directed.
  • A relaxed experience for participants.
  • Expands participants’ reference and knowledge points on engaging volunteers.

Do not hesitate to go on this course! Everything from the trainers, the workbooks, the exercises, the peer support and conversations make it an enjoyable and relaxed training experience.

Offering a fusion of mentoring, peer discussion, small-group exercises and individual study, there will be opportunities created between sessions for you to explore how far the learning can be applied.

Our Organisation Support Team will be delivering the entire online programme to be delivered between these dates:

Introduction Session: Thursday 25th November, 10 am – 1.00 pm
SVM Session 1: Tuesday 30th November 10 am – 1.00 pm
SVM Session 2: Thursday 2nd December, 10 am – 1.00 pm
SVM Session 3: Tuesday 7th December, 10 am – 1.00 pm
SVM Session 4: Thursday 9th December, 10 am – 1.00 pm
SVM Session 5: Thursday 16th December, 10 am – 1.00 pm (Candidates’ ‘Present Your Vision’ Session)
(All sessions are consecutive and not individual)
To read more and to book a place (A Registration of Interest form is at the bottom of the page) click on this link HERE. You will then receive further information from the Programme Facilitator.

THERE ARE CURRENTLY A FEW PLACES LEFT FOR THIS SVM PROGRAMME. Places are first come first serve and are limited to 6 places. The closing date for booking for this SVM Programme is Noon Friday 19th November. Candidates booking over the 6 limits will have the first refusal on future SVM dates (TBC)


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