Volunteer Scotland's learning and development programme has been designed to assist individuals and organisations with the development of volunteer participation. Through our unique learning approach, individuals and organisations explore their understanding of volunteering, its current trends and best practice.
Through our management courses participants explore the key stages of the “volunteer life cycle” while considering different approaches to create a positive environment for volunteer participation. Our leadership courses explore the role of leadership within volunteer development and encourages a new mindset to the delivery of volunteer participation.
Volunteer Management – The Essentials - everything you need to know about involving volunteers.
Effective Leadership in Volunteering - This two day course explores the importance of effective leadership in volunteering and will give participants the tools to implement this for your own organisation.
Building Positive Staff and Volunteer Relations -This course gives participants the chance to discuss with other volunteer staff the tensions that might arise between staff and volunteer teams.
Managing Event Volunteers - This course gives participants all you need to know about managing event volunteers.
Developing a Volunteer Culture - Developing an effective volunteer culture can have real benefits for your organisation and this course helps participants to plot out the practical steps needed to take to create one.
Developing a Volunteering Strategy - This course looks at the purpose and benefits of developing a strategy specifically for volunteering.
Measuring the Impact of Volunteering - This course explores what measuring impact means, what can be measured and how to do it.
Supporting Volunteers - Support goes beyond simply meeting volunteers regularly, it is about building a positive relationship with volunteers from the start and this course will help participants do exactly that.