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Attracting & Selecting Volunteers **CANCELLED**

  • Start Date: 4th October 2017, 10:00

Unfortunately this course has been cancelled. Please see our Training Calendar for the next Attracting & Selecting Volunteers course running in January 2018.

Planning out exactly what you want a volunteer to do is the fundamental building block that informs all other aspects of managing that volunteer.

Using a role description planning tool, you will identify the key information needed to demystify your roles.  Explore how to make role descriptions more volunteer friendly and attractive for inclusion in information packs and websites.

With a well-designed volunteer role description in hand, you will explore how to find, promote and attract the right people for the right role.  Exploring marketing principles and techniques, we look at who your target audience is, how to write an effective recruitment message and explore your organisation’s image.

Then we will look at how to create an effective, yet volunteer friendly and welcoming, selection and matching process.  Explore how to tailor the selection process to the volunteer role you are recruiting for, how to keep potential volunteers engaged throughout the process and how to best manage and turn down an offer of help.

Exploring volunteers’ skills, knowledge, experience, expectations and motivations are vital in effectively selecting volunteers and matching them to the most suitable role.  Learn how to create the right environment for a volunteer selection meeting/informal chat, enhance your interview skills by putting interview skills theory into practice and go away with top tips and example selection questions.

Accreditation is available on successful completion of an assessment workbook at OCNNI Level 2 accreditation in Attracting and Selecting Volunteers.  Or a Certificate of Attendance is awarded if you book the non-accredited course.

Dates:   4 & 5 October 2017
Time:   10.00am-4.00pm
Location:   PeoplePlus NI, City Factory, 19 Queen Street, L'Derry, BT48 7EF
Cost:   150 +VAT non-accredited
    235 +VAT accredited


If this date or location doesn't suit, we are also running this workshop in February 2018 in Cookstown. Please click on the location to view more information.

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Cancellation policy: 
Should you need to cancel your booking, no charge will be applied if written notice is received 5 working days before the course.  Volunteer
Now regrets that if written notice is received less than 5 working days before the course a 10 cancellation charge will be made.  If no notice is given, full fees must be paid.  Volunteer Now reserves the right to cancel a course at any time. Once you receive your confirmation email, no further reminders will be issued.