Free training available for organisations using volunteers

Don't be slow, apply now as places are filling up fast.Don't be slow, apply now as places are filling up fast.
Don't be slow, apply now as places are filling up fast.
Volunteer Centre Western Isles is working in partnership with Volunteer Edinburgh to offer new training to organisations in April and May.

The Volunteer Centre will cover the cost of participating Western Isles organisations. If you would like to book a place, please email [email protected] with the following details: name, organisation/group, email address and contact phone number.

Please note, if you book directly through the Volunteer Edinburgh website, you will be charged full price.

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To take advantage of free spaces, please book through the Volunteer Centre Western Isles. The course is titled – Core Skills in Volunteer Management (fully online).

A spokesman said: “Our popular Core Skills in Volunteer Management course is now fully accessible to you and we are pleased to say that we are now able to offer it online.

"Delivered over four weeks using a mixture of self-study, online forum-based discussions and Zoom, our online CSVM gives you a fantastic professional development opportunity in a totally flexible way.”

Core Skills in Volunteer Management (CSVM) is a suite of training which covers all the essentials of volunteer management.

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Suitable for both someone new to volunteer management as well as those who have been in the business for a while, these enjoyable and interactive courses will help you develop your professional volunteer management skills and share experience with other managers. The courses have been developed by practitioners for practitioners.

CSVM1: Involvement and Recruitment runs as follows:

Involvement (from Monday 19 April until Friday 23 April).

Recruitment (from Monday 26 April until Friday 30 April).

CSVM2: Support, Supervision and Training.

Support and supervision (from Monday 10 May to Friday 14 May).

Training (from Monday 17 April to Friday 21 April).

Each week will require approximately 3.5 hours of study time, most of which can be done flexibly, but you are required to attend a weekly Zoom session. You can participate any time between Monday and Friday.

The course consists of several activities including self-study (reading) and forum discussions all of which can be done at your own pace on the Volunteer Edinburgh Academy.

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There is also a weekly 1.5 hour, facilitated Zoom session each Friday to enable you to connect with other learners, reflect on your practice and learning, and share discussions. You will be able to select a time slot for the Zoom session that suits you best (9.30am, 11.30am or 2pm), which will have a maximum of six participants in each slot.The estimated time required for each week’s training is:

Reading and interactive presentations: 0.5h (Volunteer Edinburgh Academy)

Forum discussion participation and activities: 1.5h (Volunteer Edinburgh Academy)

Discussion: 1.5h (Zoom)

If you are unable to attend on these dates, but would like to attend a future course, contact Volunteer Centre Western Isles to be added to the waiting list.

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