TRAINING CALENDAR

Feb 22 @ 11:00 – 12:30 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,
Feb 22 @ 14:30 – 16:00 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
Feb 27 @ 10:00 – 16:30 Riverside Hotel
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
Mar 12 @ 10:30 – 13:30 Institute for Lifecourse and Society
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:
Apr 9 @ 10:00 – 14:00 Volunteer Ireland
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
Apr 9 @ 13:00 – 16:00 Volunteer Ireland
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
Apr 12 @ 11:00 – 12:30 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
Apr 12 @ 14:30 – 16:00 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
May 17 @ 10:00 – 16:30 Volunteer 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
Jun 7 @ 10:00 – 16:30 Volunteer Ireland
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
Jun 21 @ 11:00 – 13:30 Online Webinar
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
Sep 20 @ 10:00 – 11:30 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
Oct 11 @ 11:00 – 12:30 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 screening
Nov 22 @ 11:00 – 12:30 Online Webinar
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
Nov 22 @ 14:30 – 16:00 Online Webinar
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
Dec 13 @ 10:00 – 16:30 Volunteer Ireland
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