Volunteers Week 2015

29 May 2015 Sandra Bailie    Last updated: 29 May 2015

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Next week we celebrate the massive contribution volunteers make to our communities during Volunteers’ Week 1-7 June.

This year Volunteers’ Week will focus on - Championing Volunteering – encouraging organisations to highlight stories of individuals who already volunteer and to identify volunteer champions who have made a huge difference within their communities through their volunteering effort. 

We work with a wide range of organisations in the sector to help to build their capacity through information, advice, support and training, many of these organisations involve volunteers as a crucial part of what they do and of course are managed by volunteer boards and committees. Volunteers’ week is a great way of saying thank you to all those who give so much time and energy and to encourage more people to volunteer. Volunteer Now coordinates the Volunteers Week in NI and have resources and more information available on their website.

Through feedback from managers on our ILM level 5 in Leadership and management we identified the need to provide specific accreditation for those managing volunteers; and so have worked with Volunteer Now Enterprises to develop and deliver the ILM level 3 and level 5 Awards in management of volunteers. We are offering the Level 5 over two-days on 9 and 18 June. This course will give managers of volunteers the tools and skills to do their jobs more effectively, through developing their volunteering policy and motivating their volunteers. There are still a few places available so if you are interested sign up here.

 

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by Sandra Bailie

Head of Organisational Development

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