Category Archives: Learning

Posts about learning to meet Indicator 1.4 in 2009 – 10 Delivery Plan

Volunteer Managers’ Forum – Training Needs Analysis

At today’s Volunteer Managers’ Forum, we discussed the training needs of volunteer managers in South Derbyshire. From this it is clear that we could do with a session that is a general introduction to volunteer management. We will set this … Continue reading

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City & Guilds 7300 – Introduction to Trainer Skills

This 2 day accredited course is based on the training cycle, and covers: planning (including session planning) delivery (participants will deliver a 10 or 15 minute ‘session’ that they have planned) evaluation (self, peer group and course evaluation) The course … Continue reading

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Derbyshire VCI Passport Training Dates Set

Almost exactly a month ago, we announced that we would be running a series of free accredited training session for volunteers who work with children or young people. This accreditation is known as the VCI Passport. We are delighted to announce … Continue reading

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City and Guilds Certificate in Personal, Teamwork & Community Skills

Although our local flagship volunteering project for young people, vinvolved, has closed, there is still much that young people can do, both as “traditional” volunteers as well as innovative full-time and short-term opportunities. We’ve had news of an opportunity that … Continue reading

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Volunteer Application Forms – Good Practice, A Barrier or a Complete Waste of Time?

The accepted wisdom on volunteer management says that we should all be using application forms as part of our selection procedure. That’s what we do here at South Derbyshire CVS. But some volunteer managers are starting to question this flagship … Continue reading

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Charityfair 2011

Charityfair 2011 (supported by NAVCA) Here’s some information about a national event that covers much more than just volunteering and volunteer management. One of the voluntary sector’s largest annual events, Charityfair, takes place on 27-28 June at the Hotel Russell in … Continue reading

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Is Managing Volunteers a Real Job?

Volunteer managers often seem to lack confidence in what we do. We make the right noises in private, or in a group of other volunteer managers, but find it hard to really champion the cause of volunteering, even within our own … Continue reading

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