Overview

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

Emily Shaw is OCVA’s Volunteer Coordinator and is accredited by the Institute of Leadership and Management in Managing Volunteers. She previously worked as a school teacher in large comprehensives in Wakefield so enjoys including plenty of activities to make training session interactive and keep participants on their toes. Emily delivers bespoke training to meet specific needs and currently works with voluntary organisations across sector and county to share knowledge of the success of strategies. As the Volunteer Centre Coordinator, she has first hand experience and insights from volunteers who are looking for opportunities in Oxfordshire.

Outcomes

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.

Testimonials

Date

Wednesday 3rd May 2017

Time

Arrival from 1.15pm for tea, coffee and networking for a 1.30pm start and the workshop will close by 4.30pm

Cost

£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

Venue

The Beacon
Portway
Wantage
Oxfordshire
OX12 9BX

Portway Public Car Park (OX12 9BU) is outside The Beacon. It is open 24 hours a day and chargeable Monday to Saturday (including bank holidays) from 8am until 6pm. Free on Sundays.  Please note that a valid ticket must be displayed at all times during the charging period – including for the free two hours.

Disabled badge holders can park free of charge (unlimited time limit), providing they display their badge. If all disabled bays are full a standard bay may be used.

Please note that this is a public car park and can fill up quickly. However, there are plenty of other car parks within Wantage.

Enquiries contact

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

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

Registration

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 two working days of registering

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