You can approach your nearest IiV Advisor for information on best practice or additional support on working towards IiV accreditation.
The IiV Team is also happy to request that previous IiV Achievers or other organisations currently involved in the process provide a certain level of advice and/or peer support.
Alternatively, if you are an organisation that would be happy to offer a certain level of peer support and advice, please do let us know.
If you are specifically interested in volunteer management training, please refer to the various options below:
Good Practice in Volunteer Management
NCVO runs a regular one-day training course ‘Good Practice in Volunteer Management’. The course explores what good volunteer management looks like and how you put it into practice unlocking the potential of volunteering in your organisation.
Visit the website for more information and training dates: https://events.ncvo.org.uk/categories/volunteer-management
Please note that NCVO does not directly endorse any of the options below and has no responsibility for the quality of the training provided.
AM Training run a 'Volunteer Management Professional Training Programme', which comprises a number of short courses, which cover various aspects of volunteer management. These courses are mapped against the ‘National Occupational Standards for the Management of Volunteers’.
Tel: 01248 421015
Directory of Social Change
The Directory of Social Change runs a two-day course ‘Managing Volunteers’, which is aimed that those who are new to volunteer management.
Tel: 0845 077 77 07
Excellence in Volunteer Management (EVM) Programme
In 2006 Volunteering England developed the National Training Strategy for Volunteer Managers. This led to the creation of a national programme of learning opportunities called Excellence in Volunteer Management.
The delivery of EVM was passed over to Warrington Voluntary Action a few years ago.
More info can be found on the website at http://excellentvolunteermanager.org.uk/
Institute of Leadership & Management - Management of Volunteers (Level 3)
This qualification is ideal if you’re preparing for your first management role in the third sector, or are a practising manager and want to improve your performance – get a solid foundation in the specific set of skills you need to manage volunteers.
More details can be found on their Website.
Some Volunteer Centres also provide general training for Volunteer Managers, as well as training on in-depth topics that are relevant to managing volunteers in specific settings.
Details of your local Volunteer Centre can be found at www.volunteering.org.uk/finder