An essential session for those responsible for managing volunteers.

This informative and engaging workshop will highlight the key areas to be aware of, and tips to make sure you are adhering to your responsibilities in protecting volunteer’s rights.

The aim of this session is to provide you with a clearer understanding of your responsibilities in protecting volunteers. This workshop will introduce you to volunteering and explain the intricacy of volunteer’s rights, agreements, expenses and other regulations.

OCVA’s Volunteer Co-ordinator will use practical exercises, real life examples and current advice to guide you through the process of acquiring volunteers and developing volunteer agreements. 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.


By the end of this session you will be able to training

  • Be able to define what volunteering is
  • Know the difference between a volunteer and an employee
  • Have a clearer understanding of volunteer’s rights
  • Know the difference between a contract versus an agreement
  • Have an awareness of volunteer agreements

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 and practices. As the Volunteer Centre Coordinator, she has first hand experience and insights from volunteers who are looking for opportunities in Oxfordshire.

Who should attend

This workshop is aimed at beginners, anyone who recruits or manages volunteers or even volunteers. No prior knowledge is required to attend.



Tuesday 10th October 2017


12.45pm arrival for tea, coffee and networking for a 1.00pm start. The workshop will close at 4.00pm


£40 per person for OCVA Members
£50 per person from a charitable organisation who are not OCVA members
£65 per person from a non-charitable organisation


Pioneer Room 
Cherwell District Council
Bicester Library
Franklins House
Wesley Lane
OX26 6JU

The venue is serviced with good transport links, for more information on bus routes and times please visit: https://www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/cms/public-site/public-transport

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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