Volunteer and Volunteer Administrators Training
What is volunteer training?
Training means different things to different people and there are many ways that people learn. Volunteers may need less formal training than paid staff as they may be doing very specific roles for limited periods. However, it is important that they are given opportunities to get feedback on how they are doing in the role.
Without being too formal, supervision and support sessions can provide these opportunities. Volunteers can think about their work and how they contribute to the organisation’s objectives. Volunteers like to know about any changes coming that are likely to impact on them!
What is volunteer training?
Mentoring takes training into the next step. It provides the one to one support between the expert an the individual organisation. This is utilised to address specific issues and concerns of the particular organisation. The Mentoring is provided in the same areas of expertise of the Training program.
Tight types of volunteer training
If you are responsible for supporting volunteers you will need to think about the amount of time volunteers have available, their own preferred way of learning and what resources you have available: for example, capacity, time, location, materials, budget for external courses.
It is the responsibility of the organisation to ensure that volunteers are able to carry out the role they have been recruited to do, whatever that may be.
The Malta Council for the Voluntary Sector is there to support and facilitate such training both for Volunteers and Volunteer Administrators/Coordinators through its Training Programs and Initiatives.
Below is the Training Program for 2015/2016
|26/09/2015||Saturday||930||Legal Obligations & Implications of a VO||Equinox|
|21/10/2015||Wednesday||1800||Fundraising Practice, Fundraising Strategy & Event Management||Kopin|
|31/10/2015||Saturday||930||Accessing EU & Local Funding||Funding Support|
|14/01/2016||Thursday||1800||Proposal Writing & Budgeting: Developing Skills||Funding Support|
|30/01/2016||Saturday||930||Fundraising Practice, Fundraising Strategy & Event Management||Kopin|
|11/02/2016||Thursday||1800||Designing and Managing Fixed Term Projects in VO’s||Funding Support|
|17/02/2016||Wednesday||1800||Strategic Volunteer Management||Funding Support|
|27/02/2016||Saturday||930||Strategic Volunteer Management||Funding Support|
|10/03/2016||Thursday||1800||Personal Power in Leadership: Creating the Climate for Success||Funding Support|
|26/03/2016||Saturday||930||Proposal Writing & Budgeting: Developing Skills||Funding Support|
|14/04/2016||Thursday||1800||Communication & Campaigning||Misco|
|30/04/2016||Saturday||930||Designing and Managing Fixed Term Projects in VO’s||Funding Support|
|12/05/2016||Thursday||1800||Legal Obligations & Implications of a VO||Equinox|
|28/05/2016||Saturday||930||Personal Power in Leadership: Creating the Climate for Success||Funding Support|
|09/06/2016||Thursday||1800||Accessing EU & Local Funding||Funding Support|
|25/06/2016||Saturday||930||Communication & Campaigning||Misco|