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; why should I measure the impact of volunteering, how exactly do I do it and what should I do with the information once I am finished?

We’ll answer them by looking at why we keep getting asked to measure the impact of volunteering as well as the underlying principles behind it. Then, using examples from across Scotland, we will outline what you can measure. Finally, we will then look at the evaluation process which will help you actually get started. Essentially, the course has been designed to be as practical as possible whilst giving you an overview of what measuring impact is all about.

Your Learning Journey:

We aim to help you develop your knowledge, understanding and skills, so that you can develop your volunteer programme and your volunteers, giving them the best volunteer experience. 

Our commitment to you is to provide you with the course, materials/resources, workbook, learning journal, guidance and continuous development support.

Your commitment to your learning is to commit to taking part in the course and allocating time to your continuous learning.

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Course objectives:

  • Define exactly what measuring impact is and what it is not.
  • Explain how measuring impact can improve your volunteering programme.
  • Understand the evaluation process and how it enables you to measure impact.

When will it run? 

All training days begin at 10am and finish at 4pm and are delivered in Stirling at Volunteer Scotland offices. Download directions to our office here

Our Face to face training has been postponed until further notice.

Total Cost:

Organisations with an income of £100,000 or less per annum: £49 per person.
Organisations with incomes between £100,000 and £500,000: £69 per person.
Organisations with incomes over £500,000: £109 per person. 
Individuals not connected to an organisation cost: £49 per person. 

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