Training & Mentoring

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.

Effective volunteers

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

Date Day Time Training Trainer
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
10/11/2015 Thursday 1800 Finance Funding Support
28/11/2015 Saturday 930 Finance 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