Volunteer Ireland
Connecting Communities Through Volunteering
11:00
Risk management should be integrated into every aspect of a volunteer programme. Although much of the analysis and policy development takes place at the board level of the organisation, the overall effectiveness is only as good as the staff and
Online Webinar
11:00
Screening doesn’t begin and end with Garda Vetting. Screening continues through your engagement of the volunteer. This webinar session will explore the various methods of screening volunteers. You will gain an understanding of what screening is and identify which screening
Online Webinar
11:00
Episodic volunteering, mobile volunteers, virtual volunteers, cyber volunteers, volunteers in a time of emergency, are these all just buzz words or are they new ways in which we engage volunteers?  55% of people surveyed recently wish to engage in short
Online Webinar
11:00
In this webinar we will take you through the fundamentals of Garda Vetting, who needs to be vetted and who doesn’t? Times of emergency are not a time to be complacent in terms of safeguarding of children and vulnerable persons.
Online Webinar
10:00
We will address the purpose and benefits of developing a strategy specifically for volunteering within your organisation. You’ll learn what works well and consider the best approach to take. We’ll talk about how you can influence others and develop a
Volunteer Ireland
10:00
Developing an effective and positive volunteer culture can have real benefits for your organisation and this course helps will help you plot out the practical steps you need to take to create one. At the end of the training session
Volunteer Ireland
11:00
One of the recurrent nightmares of any volunteer manager is encountering a situation in which they may have to consider ‘firing’ a volunteer. For many this prospect creates severe stress, both over the appropriateness of the action and over fear
Online Webinar
00:00
The International Association for Volunteer Effort is pleased to announce the United Arab Emirates as the host country of the 26th IAVE World Volunteer Conference. After a rigorous selection process, the Emirates Foundation in Abu Dhabi has been chosen as the
Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre
11:00
Interviewing candidates for volunteer roles is imperative to ensure you are selecting the most qualified person. A key outcome of conducting an interview is the acceptance and agreement of the volunteer applicant and the prospective volunteer manager. Without this significant
Online Webinar
00:00
International Volunteer Managers Day (IVM Day) is celebrated globally on November 5 each year. The day is put aside to allow volunteer managers a chance to reflect on and celebrate the critical work they do, and more importantly, it allows
Worldwide
11:00
Effective relations between paid staff and volunteers can lead to an enjoyable and productive workplace for both groups. Organisations wishing to involve volunteers need to firstly consult with those individuals with whom the volunteers will be working. Volunteer roles, management
Online Webinar
00:00
International Volunteer Day (IVD) December 5th is an international observance designated by the United Nations since 1985. It offers an opportunity for volunteer organisations and individual volunteers to make their contributions visible – at local, national and international levels –
Worldwide
Apr
7
Tue
2020
COVID-19 Webinar: Volunteer Risk Management Fundamentals @ Online Webinar
Apr 7 @ 11:00 – 12:00

COVID-19 Volunteering Webinars

Risk management should be integrated into every aspect of a volunteer programme. Although much of the analysis and policy development takes place at the board level of the organisation, the overall effectiveness is only as good as the staff and volunteers who carry it out. Upon completion of this workshop, participants will be able to: explain risk management and appreciate its importance regarding volunteers, discuss policies and procedures related to risk management, identify and evaluate potential risks in volunteer involvement, address and diminish risk with preventive strategies and techniques such as volunteer role design, screening and training.

Registration is free, but spaces are limited due to bandwidth.  Register now

Trainer: Stuart Garland

Apr
9
Thu
2020
COVID-19 Webinar: Volunteering Screening Fundamentals @ Online Webinar
Apr 9 @ 11:00 – 12:00

COVID-19 Volunteering Webinars

Screening doesn’t begin and end with Garda Vetting. Screening continues through your engagement of the volunteer. This webinar session will explore the various methods of screening volunteers. You will gain an understanding of what screening is and identify which screening tools best suit specific volunteer roles in your organisation.  This fundamentals course does not replace a full volunteer screening training.

Registration is free, but spaces are limited due to bandwidth.  Register now

Trainer: Stuart Garland

Apr
14
Tue
2020
COVID-19 Webinar: Global Trends in volunteering right now @ Online Webinar
Apr 14 @ 11:00 – 12:00

COVID-19 Volunteering Webinars

Episodic volunteering, mobile volunteers, virtual volunteers, cyber volunteers, volunteers in a time of emergency, are these all just buzz words or are they new ways in which we engage volunteers?  55% of people surveyed recently wish to engage in short term project-based volunteering so what can we as organisations do to engage with these volunteers?

We’ll discuss the trends around the world in volunteering and see how they apply to volunteering in Ireland.

Registration is free, but spaces are limited due to bandwidth.  Register now

Trainer: Stuart Garland

Apr
16
Thu
2020
COVID-19 Webinar: Volunteer Garda Vetting Fundamentals @ Online Webinar
Apr 16 @ 11:00 – 12:00

COVID-19 Volunteering Webinars

In this webinar we will take you through the fundamentals of Garda Vetting, who needs to be vetted and who doesn’t? Times of emergency are not a time to be complacent in terms of safeguarding of children and vulnerable persons. At the end of this session you will have an oversight of the legislation and the practical steps of Garda Vetting.

Registration is free, but spaces are limited due to bandwidth.  Register now

Trainer: Stuart Garland

May
21
Thu
2020
Training: Developing and leading a volunteer strategy @ Volunteer Ireland
May 21 @ 10:00 – 16:00

Volunteer Management Training Opportunities

We will address the purpose and benefits of developing a strategy specifically for volunteering within your organisation. You’ll learn what works well and consider the best approach to take. We’ll talk about how you can influence others and develop a successful volunteering strategy for your organisation. We will give you support and direction to help you develop a strategy that is relevant for your organisation.

Trainer: Stuart Garland

Jun
25
Thu
2020
Training: Developing a positive volunteer culture in organisations @ Volunteer Ireland
Jun 25 @ 10:00 – 16:00

Volunteer Management Training Opportunities

Developing an effective and positive volunteer culture can have real benefits for your organisation and this course helps will help you plot out the practical steps you need to take to create one. At the end of the training session you’ll be able to engage, empower and influence others to get support throughout your volunteer involving organisation.

Trainer: Stuart Garland

Sep
24
Thu
2020
Training: How to disengage a volunteer from your programme @ Online Webinar
Sep 24 @ 11:00 – 13:00

One of the recurrent nightmares of any volunteer manager is encountering a situation in which they may have to consider ‘firing’ a volunteer. For many this prospect creates severe stress, both over the appropriateness of the action and over fear of possible legal and political consequences. In this sessions we will provide a series of toll and resources to help you with this situation when it arises.

Trainer: Stuart Garland

Oct
11
Sun
2020
IAVE World Volunteering Conference 2020 @ Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre
Oct 11 – Oct 14 all-day

International Association of Voluntary Effort IAVEThe International Association for Volunteer Effort is pleased to announce the United Arab Emirates as the host country of the 26th IAVE World Volunteer Conference. After a rigorous selection process, the Emirates Foundation in Abu Dhabi has been chosen as the host organisation for this premier global event, to take place in 2020.

IAVE World Volunteering Conference 2020The conference will take place from the 11th to the 14th of October 2020. Please visit the International Association of Voluntary Effort (IAVE) web site or the 26th World Volunteer Conference web site IAVE2020.ae for full details

Oct
22
Thu
2020
Training: Advancing your volunteer interviewing skills @ Online Webinar
Oct 22 @ 11:00 – 13:00

Interviewing candidates for volunteer roles is imperative to ensure you are selecting the most qualified person. A key outcome of conducting an interview is the acceptance and agreement of the volunteer applicant and the prospective volunteer manager. Without this significant screening step, many misplaced or inappropriate volunteers begin to volunteer with the organisation. In this session we’ll look at how to manage the interview process and give you the skills required for effective interviewing.

Trainer: Stuart Garland

 

Nov
5
Thu
2020
Volunteering Event: International Volunteer Managers Day @ Worldwide
Nov 5 all-day

International Volunteer Managers Day 2019 - Change the tune!

International Volunteer Managers Day (IVM Day) is celebrated globally on November 5 each year. The day is put aside to allow volunteer managers a chance to reflect on and celebrate the critical work they do, and more importantly, it allows an opportunity for them to educate others about the significant role they play in mobilising the often complex resources volunteers bring with them.

Mission / Statement of Values

We celebrate the profession of volunteer leadership because:

  • International Volunteer Managers Day logoVolunteer Managers have the skills and knowledge to help people be part of the solution in meeting community needs. Even in cynical times, they practice the art of the possible.
  • Volunteer Managers change lives – both the lives of volunteers themselves and of those served by well-led volunteers. It is a life-changing profession. Volunteer managers provide the leadership and direction that allows people to build a good and just society and to mend the social fabric. Without professional leadership, people’s time, talents and efforts could be wasted.
  • A well-run volunteer program shows the community, including potential donors, that the organisation is not afraid of public scrutiny and involvement and endeavours to make the most efficient use of monetary assets.
  • Well-led volunteers become an advocacy and public relations force for an agency or program — a force no amount of money could buy.

Ways to take part

  • Have the CEO head of your organisation write to each volunteer telling them how important the work of the Volunteer Programme Manager working in their organisation is.
  • Remember to send a thank you message to the extended group of staff in your agency who support the work of volunteers (but who may not be recognised as a Volunteer Programme Manager). It’s a great way to gain support and educate.
  • Send an e-card to your peers and colleagues.
  • Encourage your local Volunteer Centre to host an event or mention the day in their newsletter.
  • Find ways to educate your agency about your role through the promotion of the day.
  • Use IVMDay as an excuse to write an article about your role for your agency newsletter or local paper.
  • Place a link to the IVMDay website from your volunteer web page.
    If you are a member of a professional Association, create an annual award to celebrate the work of Volunteer Programme Manager in your area.
  • Throw a party to honour Volunteer Programme Managers in your area.
  • Hold a press conference and invite local dignitaries to talk about the community impact of the work of Volunteer Programme Manager
  • Nominate your Volunteer Manager for a Volunteer Ireland Award
  • Send a press release to the editor of your local newspaper that highlights the special work that Volunteer Programme Managers do in the community.
  • Put a reminder to celebrate IVMDay on November 5 in the signature line of your emails.
  • Prepare celebratory gift bags for the Volunteer Programme Manager so that they can have a treat on this special day.
  • Encourage your local VolunteerCentre to host an event and then encourage as many Volunteer Programme Managers as you can to attend. Take lots of photos and remember to use them to publicise IVMDay the following year.

2019 Theme – Time for Change

International Volunteer Managers Day 2019 - Change the Tune!Join our IVMDay 2019 campaign! The theme for 2019 was Change the Tune!  

For volunteer managers and demonstrate how we are agents and advocates of change for volunteers and volunteering.

We hope that this timely theme will allow us to explore the changes needed in our great profession to ensure it remains relevant and powerful into the future.

The 2020 theme will be annoyed in Autumn 2020.

 

2019 Resources

Download a 2019 Pledge poster (for individuals)
Download a 2019 pledge poster (for groups)
2019 Branding

Please feel free to post your pledge by email your photos to andy@ozvpm.com

Get Resources for International Volunteer Managers Day from the IVMD web site.

Make sure you tag #IVMDay20 for 2020 events.