Volunteer Ireland
The National Volunteer Development Agency and a support body for Volunteer Centres and Volunteering Information Services in Ireland
11:00
The early relationship a volunteer has with an organisation has tremendous impact on the future success of the partnership between both. When volunteers are not genuinely welcomed and / or given the information they need to successfully serve the organisation,
Online Webinar
14:30
Not only does everyone have the right to volunteer; everyone has something valuable to contribute.  This course explores the benefits and risks of involving volunteers with additional support needs and how best to manage their integration with current volunteers and
Online Webinar
10:00
Volunteers play a key role in making festivals and events a success. They can fulfil a range of roles: managing your social media, welcoming your guests, finding sponsors or capturing video footage of your event allowing you to promote the
Riverside Hotel
10:30
The recent expansion of Irish Higher Education Institutions’ community engagement initiatives supporting student volunteering raises important questions and the Symposium will be a critical, safe place to build a scholarly layer of enquiry. This event will be of interest to:
Institute for Lifecourse and Society
10:00
The  2018 Better Impact Users Day which will be held on Monday 9th April in the Volunteer Ireland Offices. Tony Goodrow, Better Impact CEO will be joining us to educate all current users on all the latest developments and also give you a chance to have any
Volunteer Ireland
13:00
The 2018 Volunteer Impact Volunteer Management Software Information Session which will be held on Monday 9th April in the Volunteer Ireland Offices. Tony Goodrow, Better Impact CEO will be joining us to tell us on how Volunteer Impact Software can makes our lives easier
Volunteer Ireland
11:00
Customer Service is probably the last thing you think of when you think of your volunteer programme. From day one to day-to-day management there are a lot simple things you can do to make sure the volunteers experience is a
Online Webinar
14:30
Leaders in volunteer involving organisations are faced with a dilemma: they need and want to produce results that are often well beyond their individual capacities and time availability. And so they need to share work through delegating to volunteers. Delegation
Online Webinar
10:00
Sometimes it feels that we surround ourselves with policies and they bear little impact on the day-to-day management of our volunteers.  This one-day course will explore exactly what policies you need. You’ll be able to explain the rationale for the
Volunteer Ireland
10:00
Volunteers play a key role in making festivals and events a success. They can fulfil a range of roles: managing your social media, welcoming your guests, finding sponsors or capturing video footage of your event allowing you to promote the
Volunteer Ireland
11:00
Just how representative is your volunteer programme of today’s society and cultures? Volunteer Involving Organisations are now collecting data and monitoring their volunteer programmes for a variety of reasons including; planning, reporting, income generation, equality and diversity, and meeting quality
Online Webinar
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
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
Online Webinar
11:00
Suggesting that an organisation initiates performance reviews of volunteers is often met with resistance.  A growing number of Volunteer Managers are countering these perceptions, choosing instead to see mutual performance review as a reflection of the importance of volunteers in
Online Webinar
14:30
Screening doesn’t begin and end with Garda Vetting.  Screening continues throughout your engagement of the volunteer.  This session will explore the various methods of screening volunteers. You will gain an understanding of what screening is and identify which screening tools
Online Webinar
10:00
Volunteers who are well supported from the start are happy volunteers and happy volunteers are more likely to make a difference.  Support and supervision is a key element of the volunteer management cycle and when good procedures are in place
Volunteer Ireland
Feb
22
Thu
2018
Training Webinar: Successfully orientating and training volunteers @ Online Webinar
Feb 22 @ 11:00 – 12:30
Training Webinar: Successfully orientating and training volunteers @ Online Webinar

The early relationship a volunteer has with an organisation has tremendous impact on the future success of the partnership between both. When volunteers are not genuinely welcomed and / or given the information they need to successfully serve the organisation, they can’t carry out their tasks to the best of their ability and in some cases, may leave the organisation.  On this course we will provide you with the tools and resources you need to upskill your volunteers.

Trainer: Stuart Garland

Training Webinar: Managing volunteers with additional support needs @ Online Webinar
Feb 22 @ 14:30 – 16:00
Training Webinar: Managing volunteers with additional support needs @ Online Webinar

Not only does everyone have the right to volunteer; everyone has something valuable to contribute.  This course explores the benefits and risks of involving volunteers with additional support needs and how best to manage their integration with current volunteers and staff. At the end of the course you will be able identify those with additional support needs, determine what additional supports may be required for the inclusion of this demographic, decide as an organisation whether you will involve volunteers with additional support needs and what policies should be put in place.

Feb
27
Tue
2018
Training: Managing volunteers at festivals and events @ Riverside Hotel
Feb 27 @ 10:00 – 16:30

Download a brochure on the courseVolunteers play a key role in making festivals and events a success. They can fulfil a range of roles: managing your social media, welcoming your guests, finding sponsors or capturing video footage of your event allowing you to promote the work you do. This course has been designed to support you to develop the skills and knowledge to effectively recruit, manage and make the most of event volunteering.

This event is organised by Sligo Volunteer Centre and Volunteer Ireland and tickets prices are subsidised.  The training is provided as part of a follow up event to Sligo’s role as European Volunteering Capital 2017.

Download a brochure of the programme for this training.

Mar
12
Mon
2018
Event: The Symposium on Student Volunteering @ Institute for Lifecourse and Society
Mar 12 @ 10:30 – 13:30

Symposium on Student VolunteeringThe recent expansion of Irish Higher Education Institutions’ community engagement initiatives supporting student volunteering raises important questions and the Symposium will be a critical, safe place to build a scholarly layer of enquiry.

This event will be of interest to:

  • Students
  • Staff of Higher Education
  • Researchers and Academics#
  • Practitioners
  • Community or Non-profit Organisations
  • Social Enterprises
  • General Public

Keynote Speaker

Matt Baillie Smith, Professor of International Development at Northumbria University
Baillie Smith’s research interests are centred on international development, citizenship and civil society, with particular interests in volunteering and development, development education and NGOs in the Global North and South. He also has interests in qualitative research methodologies in development and in processes of co-production between scholars and practitioners.

Download Student Symposium Flyer (Adobe Pdf)

Apr
9
Mon
2018
Networking: Volunteer Impact Users Group @ Volunteer Ireland
Apr 9 @ 10:00 – 14:00

Volunteer Impact SoftwareThe  2018 Better Impact Users Day which will be held on Monday 9th April in the Volunteer Ireland Offices. Tony Goodrow, Better Impact CEO will be joining us to educate all current users on all the latest developments and also give you a chance to have any questions, which you might have about the software answered. Tony will also be touching on GDPR in relation to Better Impact.

It will be a great opportunity to meet with other current users of the software and to network with like minded people in the non profit sector.

Lunch and refreshments will be provided and we look forward to seeing you on the day!

This event is for current Volunteer Impact Users and by Invite Only.

 

Networking: Volunteer Impact Information Session @ Volunteer Ireland
Apr 9 @ 13:00 – 16:00

Volunteer Impact SoftwareThe 2018 Volunteer Impact Volunteer Management Software Information Session which will be held on Monday 9th April in the Volunteer Ireland Offices. Tony Goodrow, Better Impact CEO will be joining us to tell us on how Volunteer Impact Software can makes our lives easier as volunteer managers.  We will also learn about all the latest developments and also give you a chance to ask any questions, which you might have about the software answered. Tony will also be touching on GDPR in relation to Better Impact.

It will also be a great opportunity to meet with current users of the software and to network with like minded people in the non profit sector.

Lunch and refreshments will be provided and we look forward to seeing you on the day!

To sign up for this free event please email niamhb@volunteer.ie

 

Apr
12
Thu
2018
Training: Getting customer service right for potential volunteers @ Online Webinar
Apr 12 @ 11:00 – 12:30
Training: Getting customer service right for potential volunteers @ Online Webinar

Customer Service is probably the last thing you think of when you think of your volunteer programme. From day one to day-to-day management there are a lot simple things you can do to make sure the volunteers experience is a good one, lest we forget they are ambassadors for your programme and your organisation.

Training: Successful delegation to volunteers @ Online Webinar
Apr 12 @ 14:30 – 16:00
Training: Successful delegation to volunteers @ Online Webinar

Leaders in volunteer involving organisations are faced with a dilemma: they need and want to produce results that are often well beyond their individual capacities and time availability. And so they need to share work through delegating to volunteers. Delegation is basically the accomplishment of the organisation’s mission and goals through the efforts of others.

May
17
Thu
2018
Training: Demystifying all the volunteer policies you need @ Volunteer Ireland
May 17 @ 10:00 – 16:30
Training: Demystifying all the volunteer policies you need @ Volunteer Ireland | County Dublin | Ireland

Sometimes it feels that we surround ourselves with policies and they bear little impact on the day-to-day management of our volunteers.  This one-day course will explore exactly what policies you need. You’ll be able to explain the rationale for the various policies and explain their function.  We’ll explore policies currently in use and review their impact.

Jun
7
Thu
2018
Training: Managing volunteers at festivals and events @ Volunteer Ireland
Jun 7 @ 10:00 – 16:30

Download a brochure on the courseVolunteers play a key role in making festivals and events a success. They can fulfil a range of roles: managing your social media, welcoming your guests, finding sponsors or capturing video footage of your event allowing you to promote the work you do. This course has been designed to support you to develop the skills and knowledge to effectively recruit, manage and make the most of event volunteering.

Download a copy of the training course brochure.