We’re busy developing the Preston Volunteers service – and a bit part of that is providing skills for volunteer managers and volunteer organisers.

As such, we’ll be providing Quality Mark/Volunteer Organisers training at Preston Town Hall during January and February. The first session is next Monday, the 8th January, so be quick and drop Denise a line to make sure you have a place!


Date Time Location Content
Monday 8th January 10am-12 noon Preston Town Hall Planning for Volunteer Involvement in your organisation inc
Business planning, financial implications, Volunteer Policy
Monday 8th January 1-3pm Preston Town Hall Essential & best practice policies & procedures
Volunteer line management
Monday 5th February 10am-12 noon To be confirmed Marketing Volunteer opportunities & volunteer recruitment
Working with volunteers
Monday 5th February 1-3pm To be confirmed Recruitment & Selection- meaningful volunteer roles
Supporting Volunteers
Thursday 22nd February 10am-12 noon Preston Town Hall Volunteer training and development
Engaging volunteers and motivation
Dealing with Difficulties
Thursday 22nd February 1-3pm Preston Town Hall Monitoring & Gathering data
Quantifying Volunteer impact
Exiting Volunteers

The schedule of training listed is to help people working with volunteers be aware of best practice and safe working practices.

The training is designed to allow time to generate or amend policies from templates or working documents during the sessions and create evidence to complete the Volunteering Quality Mark should the attendees wish to do so resulting everything people need to know to complete the Quality Mark by the end of Day 3

The sessions will be repeated Thursday 14th March (sessions 1&2), Thursday 16th April (sessions 3&4) and Thursday 2nd May (sessions 5&6) so people can spread the sessions out and don’t need to complete them all in the first 2 months if they can’t or don’t want to.

To book onto any session please email denise.hayhurst@communitycvs.org.uk or call 07484 624659.