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Local Volunteer Centre Training Calendar

Welcome to the local Volunteer Leadership Training page. Your local Volunteer Centre staff have been trained - accredited through QQI or Open College Network Northern Ireland (OCNNI) - to deliver the Volunteer Ireland Volunteer Leadership Training Programme, which has been revedeloped and updated in 2017. The programme consists of four modules delivered in a hands-on, participative style and is designed to provide you with a best practice volunteer leadership framework for involving volunteers in your organisation.

Module overiew:

    Module 1:  Planning for Volunteer Involvement
    Module 2:  Volunteer Engagement
    Module 3:  Day-to-day Management of Volunteers
    Module 4:  Dealing with Challenging situations and programme development

The training is offered at a low cost to participants. It is expected that participants will attend all four modules as they are designed as part of a continuum. Please check the calendar below to find a training offered in your local area. If you find a suitable date and location please contact the Volunteer Centre who is providing that particular training.

” We would love to have training in this field for two other members of staff, the training was so beneficial and practical I feel every organisation working with volunteers would benefit greatly from this training.”

In addition, many local Volunteer Centres also offer an introductory workshop to engaging volunteers called "Thinking of Involving Volunteers". This 90 minute training course covers the initial steps organisations should consider when first engaging volunteers.  For more information contact your local Volunteer Centre.

Forthcoming Volunteer Centre Training

Dublin City

Training Dates: 09.30 - 17:00, Wednesday 22 & 29 March 2017
Venue: Dublin City Volunteer Centre, Unit 4 Whitefriars, Aungier Street, Dublin 2.
Cost: €50 for 4 modules

County Kerry

Training: An Introduction to Outcome and Impact Measurement
Training dates and timings: 11:00 to 17:00, Thursday 30 March 2017~
Venue: Manor West Hotel Tralee
Trainer: Paul Collins, Outcomes and Impacts Manager with Volunteer Ireland
Cost: Free as part of Kerry Volunteer Managers Network support seminars
Contact: or by calling (066) 711 7966 by Friday 24th March.

County Galway

Training Dates: 09:30 - 17:30, Wednesday 5th & 12th April 2017
Venue: Croi House, Moyola Lane, Galway
Cost: €50 (per day) & €100 (two days)

County Fingal

Training Dates: Thursday 4 and 11 May 2017
Venue: Blanchardstown, Dublin 15.
Cost €50 for 4 modules (Light lunch included)
Contact: Daiga Martins Borges

County Mayo

Training Dates: 09:30 - 16:00, Thursday 13 and Thursday 20 April 2017
Venue: Foxford Sports and Leisure Centre, Green Road, Foxford, County Mayo
Cost: €50 per person
Contact: Fiona (096) 71444 /


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