Volunteer Practice Training

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We believe that a great volunteer experience not only benefits the volunteer but it helps them make more of a difference.

Volunteer Scotland learning and development programme.  Our programme has been designed to assist individuals and organisations with the development of volunteer participation. Through our unique learning approach, individuals and organisations explore their understanding of volunteering, its current trends and best practice.

Volunteer Practice Training

  • Online Learning

    These free courses will explore everything you need to know about involving, supporting and leading volunteers and you don’t even need to leave your desk!

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  • Developing Volunteer Practice

    Redeveloped course, previously 'Volunteer Management - The Essentials'

    The 3 day course split over 12 weeks will explore everything you need to know about involving volunteers. You will be challenged to think beyond what’s needed and gain an understanding of today’s volunteers in Scotland and what your organisation needs to have in place to give them a great experience.

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  • Effective Leadership in Volunteering

    Effective Leadership means adapting your leadership style to respond to the needs of the individual and the team. We’ll give you the tools to do just that.

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  • Building Positive Staff and Volunteer 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. 

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  • Developing a Volunteer Culture

    Developing an effective volunteer culture can have real benefits for your organisation by ensuring volunteers are genuinely part of the team and contribute fully to achieving organisational goals. 

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  • Developing a Volunteering Strategy

    A strategy provides direction, enabling people to work towards achieving organisational goals. This course will address the purpose and benefits of developing a strategy specifically for volunteering. 

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  • Measuring the Impact of Volunteering

    Measuring the impact of volunteering is important because it helps us understand the difference volunteers are making. This course aims to answer the three questions we get asked whenever people start thinking about measuring the impact of volunteering.

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  • Supporting Volunteers

    Volunteers who are well supported from the start are happy volunteers and happy volunteers are more likely to make a difference. So how do you support them? Support goes beyond simply meeting volunteers regularly, it is about building a positive relationship with volunteers from the start. 

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  • In-House Training

    We can deliver any of our courses in-house or design a bespoke training package to meet your needs. 

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