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The Smarter Volunteer Manager (SVM) Programme; May 2021

Volunteer Glasgow is recruiting for its virtual Smarter Volunteer Manager Programme.

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 take the stress out of your day.

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.

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 first of our newly revised, entirely online programme to be delivered between these dates:

Introduction Session: Thursday 6th May, 10am – 1.00pm
SVM Session 1: Tuesday 11th May, 10am – 1.00pm
SVM Session 2: Thursday 13th May, 10am – 1.00pm
SVM Session 3: Monday 17th May, 10am – 1.00pm
SVM Session 4: Thursday 20th May, 10am – 1.00pm
SVM Session 5: Tuesday 25th May, 10am – 1.00pm

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.

Places are first come first serve and are limited to 6 places. The closing date for booking for this SVM Programme is 12 noon Friday 30th April 2021. Candidates booking over the 6 limit will have first refusal on the next SVM dates (TBC).


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