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The Smarter Volunteer Manager (SVM) Programme; April – May, 2023

Volunteer Glasgow is recruiting for the next 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 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 MS Teams, the programme runs over six, 3-hour sessions spaced over six weeks.

The SVM programme is designed to be a 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: Wednesday 19th April 2023, 10 am – 1.00 pm

SVM Session 1: Wednesday 26th April 2023 10 am – 1.00 pm 

SVM Session 2: Wednesday 3rd May 2023 10 am – 1.00 pm

SVM Session 3: Wednesday 10th May 2023 10 am – 1.00 pm

SVM Session 4: Wednesday 17th May 2023 10 am – 1.00 pm

SVM Session 5: Wednesday 31st May 2023, 10 am – 1.00 pm (Candidates’ ‘Present Your Vision’ Session. Two-week gap provided to prepare)

(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.

NB: Places are first come first serve and are limited to 8 places. The closing date for booking for this SVM Programme is Noon Friday 14th April 2023. Candidates booking after the 8 places limits has been reached will have the first refusal on future SVM dates (TBC)

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