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The I-VOL search engine works on searches by Location, Cause and Activity. In the location, please enter your county, town or local area. To help you narrow your search, you can also select your preferred cause (the goal of the organisation) and/or activity (the type of volunteering role you're looking for) from the drop-down lists. Should your search not give a return, try to broaden your search by "all causes" or "all activities".

You can also use the keyword search function to search for a specific organisation name or role.

 

Volunteer Management Training

Westmeath Volunteer Centre have recently completed our studies in Volunteer Management Training,   Whether you involve 1 or 1,000 volunteers, your organisation needs to ensure it manages volunteers effectively - and by that, we mean everything from how an individual volunteer fits in and works along side paid staff (if you have them) to creating and maintaining extended volunteer programmes. Central to any successful volunteering programme, big or small, is effective volunteer management.  
 
As a way of recognising the work not for profit organisations do in Westmeath, we are offering you a free place in this full day course worth €50. 
There will be 3 one day sessions in Athlone AND Mullingar and attendance is required only for one of them.  As the first event fills up, we will open up more of them up to a total of 72 places so get the tickets while you can!
 
Click below to book your tickets:
Mullingar
 
Athlone
 

This four module (which can also be run as 4 modules over 2 full days or 4 modules over 4 evenings / mornings) is delivered in a hands-on, participative style and is designed to provide you with a best practice volunteer management framework for involving volunteers in your organisation.  Westmeath Volunteer Centre offer a wide range of volunteer management training tools for your organisation.

If you have gained some of these skills and would like to have further training on a specific volunteer management topic please contact us in Westmeath VolunteerCentre and we can carry out a volunteer management training needs assessment for your organisation and deliver bespoke training specific to your organisation.

 

Module 1: 
Planning for Volunteer Involvement 
  • Preparing for volunteer involvement
  • Volunteer motivations
  • Identifying and developing volunteer role descriptions

Module 2: 
Volunteer Recruitment and Selection

  • Effective advertising
  • Screening techniques
  • Applications
  • Interviews and volunteer selection
retained

Module 3: 
Day-to-Day Management of Volunteers

  • Induction and volunteer agreements
  • Support and supervision
  • Recognition
  • Resolving difficult situations
  • Exit interviews

Module 4: 
Designing a Policy for VolunteerInvolvement

  • Defining policy
  • Designing a volunteer policy document

It is expected that participants will attend all four modules as they are designed as part of a continuum.

This course can however be delivered directly to any group (minimum number of participants required). 

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