This course is now fully subscribed for 6th December.  However there is an extra session on Friday 7th December from 11.45 – 3.00. Please use the booking form and complete the payment – see below. 

An action packed session filled with practical suggestions and plenty of opportunities to share ideas on how to recruit volunteers and keep hold of them!

Volunteer recruitment is a constant challenge for many organisations. This workshop will explore national and local trends in motivations to volunteer and barriers inhibiting volunteering. Equipped with this knowledge you will have the chance to critique current volunteer recruitment campaigns, analyse new and innovative ways for working and learn about current developments in the sector in Oxfordshire.

There will be opportunities throughout the session to reflect on your current methods of recruitment and volunteer management. OCVA’s Volunteer Co-ordinator will offer her thoughts on how to retain volunteers based on conversations with clients in the Volunteer Centre and the findings of national research.

Trainer Profile

Miriam Chappell is the Volunteer Centre Coordinator at OCVA, providing support to organisations across Oxfordshire to find and use volunteers, and helping prospective volunteers to identify and engage with opportunities.


By the end of this session you will be able totraining

  • Identify what motivates people to start volunteering
  • Reflect on the volunteering opportunities currently offered by your organisation
  • Describe a range of methods for delivering a volunteer recruitment campaign
  • Reflect on why volunteers leave your organisation
  • Identify strategies and approaches to aid volunteer retention.

Who should attend

This workshop is aimed at those who are interested in the subject area, you maybe developing a volunteer programme, a volunteer, responsible for recruiting or managing volunteers within your organisation or for your project. No prior knowledge is required to attend.


Thursday 6th December 2018 and Friday 7th December


Thursday 6th Dec: Arrival from 9.45am for tea, coffee and networking for a 10 am start and the workshop will close by 1pm

Friday 7th Dec : Arrival from 11.45 am for tea, coffee and networking for a 12.00 pm start and the workshop will close by 3pm


£40 per person for OCVA Members
£45 per person from a charitable organisation who are not OCVA members
£50 per person from a non-charitable organisation


The Old Court House
Floyds Row
St Aldates

No parking available, although we maybe able to assist those with disabilities. Please contact us to enquire if you have a disability. Our venue is serviced with good transport links, if you are driving you may wish to take advantage of the Park and Ride services located at Redbridge, Pear Tree or Oxford Thornhill. Alternatively you can park in one of the City Centre car parks such as Gloucester Green, Oxpens, Oxford Train Station or Worcester Street.

Enquiries contact

Telephone:  01865 251946
Email: training@ocva.org.uk

When contacting us please state the name of the course your correspondence is in relation to.


Please note there are two steps to this process and both steps of the process will need to be completed to secure your place.

Step 1: Please register your details with us on the form

Step 2: Make payment within 2 working days of registering

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