Leaders Workshop: Recruiting and Managing Volunteers

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Recruiting and Managing Volunteers

This year, Frontier Youth Trust and Worth Unlimited launched a new series of workshops to equip emerging leaders to build, sustain and manage their pioneer youth projects. There are lots of small churches and community organisations out there with brilliant people doing brilliant youth work.  But we know that lots of them have found themselves leading their youth project or programme without necessarily being equipped and trained to tackle the organisational challenges.  We want to equip those individuals to thrive in their leadership roles; and in doing so enable the sector to succeed, building a better world for young people.

This new training is in the form of 1-day practical workshops in small groups of 6-10 people. We believe people want time during a training event to explore the practical issues of their context, and to return home with something tangible in hand. We anticipate that learners will do some preparation in advance, bring their work with them to use as a focus for the day – and will leave with something to implement in their project.

Autumn 2017 Workshops: Recruiting and Managing Volunteers

Volunteers can be the life-blood of a project, bringing fresh ideas and perspective, contributing skills and enabling the work to happen. However, it can be tricky to match volunteers with the right roles, find the right people and harness their contribution so that you don’t end up investing in volunteer management at the expense of the youth work. We hope that this workshop will enable participants to manage that balance.

London: Tuesday 31st October 2017

Book now. Email alongside@fyt.org.uk or call 0121 771 2328. Suggested Donation £30. Lunch included.

 Planned workshops for 2018 onwards include Developing Strategy, Communication, and Measuring Impact.  


More Details on Recruiting and Managing Volunteers Workshop

Learning Goals for the workshop will be:

➔ Learners will understand the recruitment and selection process, including how to recruit in a way which takes account of safeguarding.
➔ Learners will understand the importance of volunteer motivation and be able to articulate the range of potential benefits of volunteering with their project.
➔ Learners will understand how to support and manage volunteers against the job description and the needs of the project.
➔ Learners will acquire a range of techniques and tools for motivating and inspiring their volunteers.

Takeaway: Learners will leave with a draft volunteer job description, person specification, application form and interview process.