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Support Staffordshire Workshop - Working with Ex-offender volunteers

Support Staffordshire are holding a free 2 day workshop on 22nd and 23rd September at the Curborough Community Centre in Lichfield, for organisations who are potentially working with, or would like to work with, ex-offenders as volunteers.

Please see the attached flyer for further information.

To book please contact Esther Bromley (Training Officer) on 01785413160, or via esther.bromley@smcvs.co.uk


The Dove service announce training sessions

The Dove Service has announced the following training sessions available for carers:-

Coping with Change - 26 August, 1-3pm at Unit 22 at The Dudson Centre, Hope St, Hanley

This course helps carers look at potential changes they may face when caring for someone. It will explore change; reflecting on how we cope with change, considering what potential changes we face and how they may impact on our caring role.

Volunteering in the Arts Toolkit Training workshop

A free Volunteering in the Arts Toolkit Training workshop will be run on 16th September 2015, from 1-3pm at the Tamworth Assembly Rooms.

Aimed at small to medium amateur arts and crafts groups it will give the necessary skills and experience to recruit, retain and support volunteers, whilst introducing them to the work of Voluntary Arts & Tamworth Volunteer Centre.

This event is held in conjunction with Tamworth Borough Council, Arts Council England, Heritage Lottery Fund, Tamworth Arts and Events, and the Tamworth Assembly Rooms.

Updates from Stafford

Membership offer - your views
Nic Edmonds our new Locality Officer is busy making a start on contacting Stafford based groups and organisations in preparation for the launch of the new Support Staffordshire membership offer. If you haven’t spoken to her yet, she will be in touch soon – it’s a rather big list!

Training events in June

Volunteer Management Programme, start date 16th June 
A 2 day course for those who wish to gain knowledge and skills to run an effective volunteer programme covering policies; recruitment & selection; support & supervision and retention.

Introduction to writing good funding applications, 9th June
A one day comprehensive guide to constructing good funding applications.  Suitable for those with little or no experience.