This course is a basic introduction to volunteering and the law. The session will help you to clarify the legal position in relation to volunteers. How do you ensure that you are supporting and developing volunteers while avoiding the risk of creating contracts and falling foul of employment law?
OCVA’s Volunteering Development Officer will use practical exercises, real life examples and current advice to guide you through what is good practice in volunteering and how this relates to the law. There will be useful tips provided on developing an agreement that reflects the role and the volunteer’s responsibilities, without creating a contract. You will also have an opportunity to enhance your knowledge of best practice in managing volunteers to achieve these guidelines.
This is a pro-active workshop, designed to break down the complexities of these regulations and leave you feeling reassured in your responsibilities and management of volunteers.
The course will be run in person at our OCVA training room ‘The Source’.
By the end of this session you will be able to:
Jenny Bowley is OCVA’s Volunteer Development Officer. She has spent the last twenty years in Youth and Community work, working in education, local council, social housing and health. Her roles as Community Youth Officer and Community Development Officer have extended her knowledge of the VCS sector and she has had a variety of voluntary roles to give her first-hand experience of volunteering. In her current role at OCVA, she 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”.
This workshop is aimed at beginners, anyone who recruits or manages volunteers or even volunteers. No prior knowledge is required to attend.
The content of this training course does not constitute legal advice and we are unable to provide advice on individual circumstances.
Wednesday 20th September 2023
10.00 am – 1.00 pm ( 3 hours). There will be a short break halfway during the session.
This training will be in person at OCVA
OCVA, The Source training room,
Oxford OX1 1SS
Please note there is no parking at OCVA.
Details of getting into Oxford by bus, cycle, car or train can be found here: https://www.oxford.gov.uk/info/20012/parking_and_travel
Access on road is via Speedwell Street (a one-way system).
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: Wednesday 20th September 2023
Time: 10.00 am – 1.00 pm
Cost: £35 – £65
OCVA, The Source Training Room,
Oxford OX1 1SS