Volunteer recruitment is a constant challenge for many organisations. This workshop will explore people’s motivations to volunteer and the 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 and how OCVA can help.
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 his thoughts on how to retain volunteers based on conversations with clients in the Volunteer Centre and the findings of national research.
The course will be run online using Zoom.
By the end of this session you will be able to:
Tariq Khandoker is the Development Officer / Volunteer Centre Coordinator at OCVA. He has previously worked in the North of England with a number of charities and social enterprises over a 15-year period. First as a Funding Officer and then as a Development Officer (on governance issues) and eventually as an Operations Manager with an infrastructure organisation and subsequently with a social enterprise. In his current role at OCVA, he works to raise the profile of volunteering and helps organisations to achieve their outcomes through the recruitment, placement and retention of volunteers. This involves helping organisations promote their work and their volunteering opportunities through print and electronic media as well as managing Oxfordshire’s premier volunteering brokerage site “oxonvolunteers.org”. He also actively engages with prospective volunteers, helping them to build their confidence and skill set in order to secure their ideal volunteering role.
This workshop covers the basics of volunteer recruitment and is aimed at those who are interested in the subject area. You may be new to volunteer recruitment (whether as a paid member of staff or a volunteer responsible for recruiting or managing other volunteers). Experienced recruiters may wish to use the opportunity to reflect and review their organisation’s current practice and develop their volunteer recruitment strategies in line with new developments and research.
No prior knowledge is required to attend.
Thursday 25th November 2021
1.00 pm – 3.30 pm (3.5 hours)
The course will be held online using Zoom.
Please note there are two steps to this process and both steps of the process will need to be completed to secure your place.
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Date: Thursday 25th November 2021
Time: 1.00 pm – 3.30 pm
Cost: £40 – £70