Volunteer Leader Coffee & Chat
Our first volunteer leaders networking event for 2023 will take place on Wednesday, February 8th from 11am - 12pm at the volunteer centre. This informal session is an opportunity to meet with your peers and chat about all things volunteering. If this is your first time attending one, it could be an opportunity to learn more about how we can support your volunteering programme. Please let me know by email if you can attend.

Fundamentals of Volunteer Engagement (Online Delivery)
This two-module course is for those who are new to the topic of volunteer management and leadership or who wish to improve their skillset. This course takes place on a variety of days and times until the end of the year. The sessions are delivered by trainers from the Volunteer Centre Network and Volunteer Ireland. You will need to attend both modules, and in the two sessions, you’ll explore the following topics:

  • Planning for volunteer involvement
  • Changes in volunteering
  • Diversity and inclusion in volunteering
  • Volunteer motivations
  • Volunteer and organisation expectations
  • Barriers to volunteering
  • Volunteer engagement
  • Screening and selection
  • Day to day engagement of volunteers
By the end of this course, you should be able to:
  • Be clear about how volunteering fits into your context and the opportunity it provides
  • Understand the importance of volunteers and be able to communicate this to volunteers and other stakeholders
  • Understand that volunteering is a two way process with gains for all involved
Fundamentals of Volunteer Engagement (January 24 & 25) Tickets, Tue 24 Jan 2023 at 10:00 | Eventbrite
Fundamentals of Volunteer Engagement (February 21st & 22nd) Tickets, Tue 21 Feb 2023 at 10:00 | Eventbrite
Fundamentals of Volunteer Engagement (March 21st & 22nd) Tickets, Tue 21 Mar 2023 at 10:00 | Eventbrite

Lunch Time training Sessions
Join Volunteer Ireland and the Volunteer Centre network for these hour-long, interactive, lunchtime sessions designed to give you a fundamental understanding of some volunteer engagement topics.

Volunteer Policy - The Fundamentals: designed to help demystify the idea of a volunteer policy for your organisation.
Join other volunteer managers to discuss the basics concerning:
  • Why you should consider a volunteer policy for your volunteer involving organisation
  • What benefits it could bring you and your volunteers
  • How you might think about designing it
Volunteer Policy - The Fundamentals Tickets, Tue, Jan 31, 2023 at 1:00 PM | Eventbrite
Volunteer Policy - The Fundamentals Tickets, Tue, Mar 28, 2023 at 1:00 PM | Eventbrite

Supporting Volunteers - The Essentials
Join your fellow volunteer managers to discuss the basics of Volunteer Support such as:
  • The importance of supporting our volunteers
  • The four principles of volunteer support
  • The difference between Support and Supervision
  • Different ways of supporting our volunteers
Supporting Volunteers - The Essentials Tickets, Tue, Feb 28, 2023 at 1:00 PM | Eventbrite
Supporting Volunteers - The Essentials Tickets, Thu, Apr 27, 2023 at 1:00 PM | Eventbrite