Fundamentals of Volunteer Engagement

The national network of Volunteer Centres and Volunteer Ireland are delighted to announce the launch of our new online course: Fundamentals of Volunteer Engagement. This is a 2 module online course designed to meet the needs of volunteer managers in a challenging world. It is free and available to all volunteer involving organisations across Ireland.

This two module course is for those who are new to the topic of volunteer management and leadership or who wish to improve their skillset. The modules are delivered over two sessions by trainers from the Volunteer Centre Network and Volunteer Ireland. In the two modules you’ll explore the following topics:

Planning for volunteer involvement
Changes in volunteering
Diversity and inclusion in volunteering
Volunteer motivations
Volunteer and organisation expectations
Barriers to volunteering
Volunteer engagement
Screening and selection
Day to day engagement of volunteers

By the end of this course you should be able to:

  • Be clear about how volunteering fits into your context and the opportunity it provides
  • Understand the importance of volunteers and be able to communicate this to volunteers and other stakeholders
  • Understand that volunteering is a two way process with gains for all involved

Booking and registration information

Once you register for this course you will receive an email from Eventbrite which will contain the Zoom log in details, please retain these.

Applicant organisations must be volunteer led projects.

A maximum of two participants from one organisation can attend any course during 2021 / 22, this is to ensure fairness and as many organisations as possible are able to avail of this free training. If you aren’t currently registered with your local volunteer centre please get in contact with them prior to registration. 

If for some reason you can’t attend please cancel your booking via Eventbrite so other organisations can attend. 

Please allow up to 2.5 hours for each module. Slides and handouts will be emailed to you after the course. Participants are required to complete a short feedback form after the course. A digital certificate of participation will be issued 7 days after the course and will only be issued for learners who attend both module 1 and module 2.

Fundamentals of Volunteer Engagement Course Dates

April 20 & 27 – 10.30 to 12.30
May 19 & 26 – 18.00 to 20.00
May 18 & 20 – 10.30 to 12.30
June 24 & July 1 – 10.30 to 12.30
July 20 & 22 – 10.30 to 12.30
Sept 15 & 22 – 10.30 to 12.30
October 6  & 13 – 18.00 to 20.00
November 16 & 23 – 10.30 to 12.30
November 30 & December 2 – 10.30 to 12.30
February 1  & 3 2022 – 10.30 to 12.30

You can register for this course aimed at volunteer-led organisation’s operating locally by visiting our e-learning booking page.

This training is designed by Volunteer Ireland and the network of Volunteer Centres and supported by the Government of Ireland.