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August 24, 2010

Volunteer Management Training Course - Starts Sept 21st

Kildare Volunteer Centre are running a Volunteer Management Training Course for organisations employing people on a volunteer basis.

Volunteer Management Training :

Dates: Tuesdays, Sept. 21st, 28th, Oct 5th and 12th.

Time: 9.15 a.m. – 1.00 p.m.

Venue: Kildare Volunteer Centre, Newbridge

Course details:

Module 1.

Aim:            To plan for volunteer involvement and design volunteer roles


  • Reflect on how volunteers benefit your organisation
  • To understand the expectations of the volunteers and of the organisations
  • Examine potential costs of involving volunteers
  • To understand and write a role description and person specification
  • To understand an exit interview and its importance

Module 2.

Aim:            To explore best practice for recruitment, selection and induction of volunteers for your organisation


  • To understand effective recruitment and selection methods
  • To design a recruitment campaign for your organisation
  • To analyse application approaches
  • To design suitable interview questions
  • To draft an induction plan
  • To examine volunteer agreements

Module 3.

Aim:            To provide participants with an understanding of the role and importance of support and supervision when managing volunteers.


  • Define supervision and its purpose
  • Identify positive support and supervision skills and techniques
  • Identify ways to motivate and recognise volunteers
  • Explore ways of dealing with difficult situations

 Module 4.

Aim:            To give participants the knowledge and tools to design and implement a volunteer policy.


  • Define what a policy is
  • Identify key elements of a volunteer policy
  • Consider those who need to be consulted when drafting the policy
  • Draft a volunteer policy
  • Plan for implementation of the policy

Contact Kildare Volunteer Centre via their website at