Volunteer Courses

We will update this page with courses which will help Scottish mountain bike clubs, trail-building groups or event organisers to recruit and retain more volunteers. (Last updated August 2013)

Volunteer Scotland Scotland

Volunteer Development Scotland run some excellent training courses for anyone who manages volunteers and have they following opportunities coming up in August. Please forward this around your networks.

VDS TRAINING CALENDAR

VDS run a variety of training courses which include:

Developing Support and Supervising for Volunteers (including networking lunch)

The aim of this one day course is to help participants develop ideas, skills and plans to support and develop volunteers.
Outcomes:
• Evidence a greater understanding of the organisations role in supporting volunteers.
• Understand the volunteer life cycle and relate this to supporting volunteers.
• Develop knowledge of how to manage difficult situations.
• Produce an action plan to enhance the support and development of volunteers.

Date: Tuesday 13 August 2013
Time: 10am – 4pm
Location: The Renfield Centre, 260 Bath Street, Glasgow, G2 4HZ

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Attracting and Recruiting Volunteers

The aim of this one day course is to explore and identify how to attract and recruit volunteers to suitable roles that match their volunteering motivations.
Outcomes:
• Identify appropriate recruitment methods.
• Explain why people volunteer and transfer this knowledge to match volunteers to suitable roles.
• Develop an action plan for attracting and recruiting volunteers.

Date: Thursday 29 August 2013
Time: 10am – 4pm
Location: Volunteer Development Scotland, Jubilee House, Forthside Way, Stirling FK8 1QZ
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Motivation and Retention of Volunteers

The aim of this one day course is to explore the motivation of volunteers, linking this with good practices for retention and recognition in volunteering.
Outcomes:
• Understand and recognise the range of motivations for volunteering.
• Increased awareness of how volunteer motivation relates to how we support volunteers.
• Create an effective framework to enhance the retention of volunteers.
• Develop an action plan to improve the retention and recognition of volunteers.

Date: Thursday 05 September 2013
Time: 10am – 4pm
Location: Volunteer Development Scotland, Jubilee House, Forthside Way, Stirling FK8 1QZ


To book a place on one of the training courses, click on the link: http://www.volunteerdevelopmentscotland.org.uk/learning/one-day-courses/ or contact Allana Fotheringham on 01786 479593 or allana.fotheringham@vds.org.uk.