Training & Support
Once you begin to volunteer, your project or organisation should provide insurance cover for your activity and ensure that your rights as a volunteer (above) are upheld at all times. They should provide you with a clear role description, details of what training is provided, as well as copies of any relevant policies (claiming expenses, child protection, protection of vulnerable adults, grievance, health & safety etc.). If you are working with a particular client group, you should also discuss appropriate boundaries with your organisation in order to prevent any client from becoming overly dependent on you and vice versa. There should be a designated person in the organisation who deals with volunteers on your project and who should be available to offer you guidance and information should you require it. You should also feel comfortable approaching other persons in the organisation in case the volunteer liaison person is not available or not an appropriate contact for your particular concern or query.
Workshops, Training & Events 2011/2012
Sep 30 - Oct 3: National Day of Volunteering Outreach events (see photos)
Oct 11: Skills session for Volunteers who Tutor Children with Teachfirst (Download Workshop PPT 3.12MB)
Oct 20: Annual Volunteer Fair from 12-3 in the GMB
Date TBC: Lunchtime Seminar with Comhlámh Thinking about Volunteering Overseas? (PPT 807KB)
Dec 5: International Volunteer Day
Jan 23: RAG Week Fundraising Activities
Date TBC- Outreach Challenge
Skills Seminar: Listening Skills for Befrienders and Mentors
Information Session: The European Voluntary Service
For further information or to book your place, email email@example.com. If there are particular trainings which would supplement your specific volunteer project training, feel free to contact the Civic Engagement Officer and make a suggestion.