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COVID-19 Volunteer Management Webinar SeriesFrom April 1 to May 12 we delivered 9 webinars with 381 attendees and 5 Volunteer Managers Coffee Breaks with 75 attendees.  The Average Score from attendees from 4.6 out of 5. Check out some of the feedback from attendees of recent webinars:

  • Fundamentals of Volunteer Management Webinars SeriesMy first webinar and it was excellent. Very well presented and delivered.
  • Thank you for a useful and enjoyable session.
  • Thanks for a very informative and effective presentation. Looking forward to completing more training.
  • I think these are important pieces to keep volunteer managers sane as well as reassured and keep learning while working from home, lots of advantages of bite sized training.
  • Thanks for organising this, much helpful!
  • Thank you. It packed the hour – context, strategy, bigger picture and detail.
  • This was an excellent and a much-needed webinar for volunteer professionals and those now finding themselves managing groups of helpers! Well presented too.
  • Very informative webinar – many thanks for making it available.
  • Fantastic support from Volunteer Ireland. VIOs are under pressure to response urgently in these circumstances but volunteer involvement has to be managed safely. Thank you again.
Jun 4 @ 11:00 – 11:30 Online webinar
Calling all potential volunteers, check out our online webinar to help you make the right choices when it comes to volunteering. If you’re new to volunteering or perhaps you were a volunteer in the past and have decided that now
Jun 5 @ 11:00 – 12:00 Online Webinar
Grab a cuppa each Friday at 11.00 (GMT+1) and join your fellow Volunteer Managers and the team at Volunteer Ireland when we take a morning break and informally chat about all things volunteering. We will also have a number of
Jun 9 @ 11:00 – 12:00 Online Webinar
In this webinar we will take you through the fundamentals of informal volunteering. Informal volunteering is defined as unpaid volunteering that is not coordinated by a volunteer involving organisation. Many of us may be involved in informal volunteering, without even
Jun 10 @ 11:00 – 11:30 Online webinar
Calling all potential volunteers, check out our online webinar to help you make the right choices when it comes to volunteering. If you’re new to volunteering or perhaps you were a volunteer in the past and have decided that now
Jun 11 @ 11:00 – 12:00 Online Webinar
Grab a cuppa each Thursday at 11.00 (GMT+1) and join your fellow Volunteer Managers and the team at Volunteer Ireland when we take a morning break and informally chat about all things volunteering. We will also have a number of
Jun 16 @ 11:00 – 12:00 Online Webinar
Interviewing volunteers is a skill different to that of interviewing staff. You don’t want your volunteers to go through a grilling by five interviewers and a polygraph test to join your organisation. However you do want to find out if
Jun 17 @ 11:00 – 11:30 Online webinar
Calling all potential volunteers, check out our online webinar to help you make the right choices when it comes to volunteering. If you’re new to volunteering or perhaps you were a volunteer in the past and have decided that now
Jun 18 @ 11:00 – 12:00 Online Webinar
Grab a cuppa each Thursday at 11.00 (GMT+1) and join your fellow Volunteer Managers and the team at Volunteer Ireland when we take a morning break and informally chat about all things volunteering. We will also have a number of
Jun 23 @ 11:00 – 12:00 Online Webinar
In this webinar, we will take you through the fundamentals of safeguarding young people and vulnerable persons. Times of emergency are not a time to be complacent in terms of safeguarding and we must protect those who are most vulnerable
Jun 24 @ 11:00 – 11:30 Online webinar
Calling all potential volunteers, check out our online webinar to help you make the right choices when it comes to volunteering. If you’re new to volunteering or perhaps you were a volunteer in the past and have decided that now
Jun 25 @ 11:00 – 12:00 Online Webinar
Grab a cuppa each Thursday at 11.00 (GMT+1) and join your fellow Volunteer Managers and the team at Volunteer Ireland when we take a morning break and informally chat about all things volunteering. We will also have a number of
Jun 30 @ 11:00 – 12:00 Online Webinar
In this webinar we’ll explore the fundamentals of identify training needs, and show you how to complete a Training Needs Analysis of your current volunteers. Upon completion of the webinar, you will be able to decide what training may be
Jul 2 @ 11:00 – 12:00 Online Webinar
Grab a cuppa each Thursday at 11.00 (GMT+1) and join your fellow Volunteer Managers and the team at Volunteer Ireland when we take a morning break and informally chat about all things volunteering. We will also have a number of
Jul 4 @ 11:00 – 11:30 Online webinar
Calling all potential volunteers, check out our online webinar to help you make the right choices when it comes to volunteering. If you’re new to volunteering or perhaps you were a volunteer in the past and have decided that now
Jul 7 @ 11:00 – 12:00 Online Webinar
In this webinar we will take you through the fundamentals of retaining short-term volunteers. Retaining volunteers is a key indicator of a successful volunteer programme, however this can be particularly difficult in a time of emergency, where people are keen
Jul 9 @ 11:00 – 12:00 Online Webinar
Grab a cuppa each Thursday at 11.00 (GMT+1) and join your fellow Volunteer Managers and the team at Volunteer Ireland when we take a morning break and informally chat about all things volunteering. We will also have a number of
Jul 14 @ 11:00 – 12:00 Online Webinar
Some volunteer programmes are not currently operating or have been curtailed, other volunteer programmes have fundamentally changed or expanded since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Volunteer Managers may be finding it a challenge as a programme that they have
Jul 16 @ 11:00 – 12:00 Online Webinar
Grab a cuppa each Thursday at 11.00 (GMT+1) and join your fellow Volunteer Managers and the team at Volunteer Ireland when we take a morning break and informally chat about all things volunteering. We will also have a number of
Jul 21 @ 11:00 – 12:00 Online Webinar
The COVID-19 pandemic presents many challenges for Volunteer Involving Organisations, primarily these are around the delivery of face-to-face services by volunteers. While you may be exploring alternative forms of volunteering such as virtual volunteering you should now take the time
Jul 23 @ 11:00 – 12:00 Online Webinar
Grab a cuppa each Thursday at 11.00 (GMT+1) and join your fellow Volunteer Managers and the team at Volunteer Ireland when we take a morning break and informally chat about all things volunteering. We will also have a number of
Jul 28 @ 11:00 – 12:00 Online Webinar
Virtual Volunteering is carried out online using computers and internet-connected devices, usually from afar. The service may be provided virtually but the volunteers are real. More and more organisations are engaging people who want to contribute their skills online. We’ll
Jul 30 @ 11:00 – 12:00 Online Webinar
Grab a cuppa each Thursday at 11.00 (GMT+1) and join your fellow Volunteer Managers and the team at Volunteer Ireland when we take a morning break and informally chat about all things volunteering. We will also have a number of
Aug 11 @ 11:00 – 12:00 Online Webinar
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
Sep 2 @ 11:00 – 12:00 Online Webinar
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.
Sep 17 @ 10:00 – 16:00 Volunteer Ireland
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
Sep 23 @ 10:00 – 16:00 Volunteer Ireland
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
Sep 24 @ 11:00 – 13:00 Online Webinar
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
Oct 22 @ 11:00 – 13:00 Online Webinar
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
Nov 5 all-day Worldwide
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
Nov 19 @ 11:00 – 12:00 Online Webinar
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