Building Positive Staff and Volunteers Relations

We hope both volunteers and staff will have a good experience of volunteering, to ensure we support one another and work together to achieve our organisation’s goals.

This course gives you the chance to discuss with other volunteer managers the tensions that might arise between staff and volunteer teams, and to share experience of the practical steps to take to build positive staff and volunteer relations. As volunteer managers, we must ensure that everyone understands volunteering, not just volunteers themselves, and that roles and responsibilities for volunteer management are clearly defined and agreed with staff throughout the organisation.


After this session and working through your workbook (included in the course fee) you will be able to:

  • Explain the importance of building positive staff and volunteer relations.
  • Recognise the impact that staff and volunteer relations can have on the development of volunteering in your organisation.
  • Take steps towards managing staff and volunteer relations effectively for your organisation.
  • Create a supportive environment that recognises both staff and volunteers.

When will it run? 

All training days begin at 10am and finish at 4.15pm and delivered in Stirling at Volunteer Scotland offices.

  • 17th April 2018 

The total cost for this 1 day course including lunch is:

  • Organisations with an income of £100,000 or less per annum: £45 per person.
  • Organisations with incomes between £100,000 and £500,000: £65 per person.
  • Organisations with incomes over £500,000: £105 per person. 
  • Individuals not connected to an organisation cost: £45 per person. 

Download the booking form

The form downloads as a word doc. Once you have completed the form please return to hello@volunteerscotland.org.uk 
Please read our Terms and Conditions before booking a place on this course.