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Managing volunteers

Course summary

The not-for-profit sector already has a great track record in working with volunteers. In the current climate, when funding is tight, having a team of volunteers to call on is more important than ever. Our volunteer management training courses will help you to ensure that you recruit the right volunteers for your organisation and manage them so as to harness their skills and experience effectively.

Course dates and location

This course takes place at the Centre's Central London training suite with easy access to tube and mainline rail stations. 

Our next available course dates for individuals are:

  • 5 June, 2017
  • 7 September, 2017

This course starts at 10am and will finish by 4.30pm. Lunch and refreshments are provided.

Alternatively, we can deliver this course at your venue, for your team, on a date and time that suits you. If you have four or more people who would like to attend this course then group training could be the most cost-effective option. Contact one of our Training Coordinators on 020 7490 3030 or email for more information and a quote. 

  • Course outline

    Volunteer Management Training Courses in London

    This one-day course is for anyone responsible for managing volunteers. It will cover the essential management principles you need to ensure you give and get the best from your volunteers. This course covers:

    • the advantages and disadvantages of working with volunteers
    • how to create a volunteer strategy
    • recruitment, selection, induction and training
    • how to understand what motivates volunteers and how to keep them interested
    • different ways to support and supervise volunteers 
    • a year of free support

    These volunteer management training courses take place at the Centre's Central London training suite with easy access to mainline rail and tube stations and bus routes.

  • Who is this course for?

    Our volunteer management training course, in London, is for anyone who has responsibility, or is about to take on responsibility, for managing volunteers, regardless of the sector in which they work.

    The Centre works with people from all sectors including the public sector, voluntary sector, corporate sector and private sector.

  • What will this course help me do: learning outcomes?

    This Managing volunteers course will help you to recruit, train and motivate volunteers and give you the confidence to know that you are managing them effectively and providing a robust structure for them to work within.

  • Other courses to consider

    The Centre offers a wide range of management training courses. Courses of particular interest in the areas of managing people would include Supervision skills: managing people and teams; Appraisal skills; or Moving into management: taking on your first management role.

  • Course fee
    • £345 plus VAT small charity price (applies to registered charities with an annual turnover of less than £3m)
    • £445 plus VAT not-for-profit price (applies to all other charities and all other not-for-profit organisations, including public sector and housing)
    • £495 plus VAT standard price (applies to all other organisations)

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