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THE RIGHT START: Involving Volunteers

This training is funded by Staffordshire County Council. To access this session for FREE you must be a member of Support Staffordshire or Staffordshire Council of Voluntary Youth Services. Support Staffordshire reserves the right to charge you for your booking if you are not a member.

100% of previous participants said they would recommend this course.  This is what they said:

  • Content was thorough, enough topics covered.
  • Made me think differently in my approach.
  • All aspects valuable.  Started the course with no real insight, now have a sound knowledge.
  • Tutor was fab!  Very knowledgable and spoke well.
  • Very good session, thank you!

Who should attend:

This session is aimed at both paid staff and volunteers who support other volunteers within an organisation.


Volunteers are a valuable resource providing the backbone of many community organisations, and without whom, many groups would not exist. This introductory session is a great place to start learning best practice in recruiting, supporting and retaining volunteers.

Topics covered:

• Why people volunteer and the importance of motivation

• Volunteer Policy – what does a ‘good’ policy look like?

• Recruitment – writing good role descriptions to recruit effectively

• Supporting volunteers

• Retention of volunteers – reward and recognition

FREE places are restricted to TWO per organisation for this session so please check with your organisation before booking. Additional names can be added to a waiting list.

**Members failure to attend a FREE course without prior cancellation will result in your organisation being charged for your place at the standard half day member rate of £45**

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The Hub | 17 Eastgate Street | Stafford | ST16 2LZ