Volunteer Management Training - Next Dates - Oct 15th & 22nd 2013.


pic training00 2We are holding our next Volunteer Management Training over two full days, on Tuesday October 15th and Tuesday October 22nd, in the Girl Guides Centre, Scholes Lane, Drogheda, from 10 am to 5 pm each day. If you are an organisation or an individual with responsibility for volunteers, then this training could give you the tools you need to adequately manage and support your volunteers.

Contact Karen on 086 0226577 or 041 9809008 for further details. Places fill up quickly, so book early to avoid disappointment!

The Training consists of 4 modules which are delivered on 2 days. The modules are ;

Module 1 : Planning for volunteer involvement

  • Reflect on why you involve volunteers
  • Understand the expectations of volunteers and organisations
  • Identify volunteer roles
  • To draft volunteer role descriptions
  • To examine the potential costs of involving volunteers

Module 2 : Recruitment, Selection and Induction

  • Identify the steps in the recruitment and selection process
  • Identify screening and selection tools
  • Identify advertising locations
  • Write a volunteer recruitment ad
  • Analyse a variety of volunteer recruitment ads
  • Examine a selection of application forms
  • Identify the important elements when interviewing volunteers

Module 3 : Day-To-Day Management of Volunteers

  • Define volunteer management
  • Explain the components of volunteer management: volunteer agreements, volunteer induction, volunteer support and supervision and volunteer recognition
  • Identify support and supervision skills
  • Explore ways to resolve difficulties that arise

Module 4 : Designing a policy for Volunteer Involvement

  • Define policy
  • Outline the benefits of having a Volunteer Policy document
  • List the elements contained in a Volunteer Policy document
  • Identify the steps involved in developing a volunteer policy
  • Draft a section of your own policy
  • Explore ways to implement your policy

Remember to book early to avoid disappointment!

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  • The All-Ireland Poc Fada Hurling & Camogie Championships is an annual tournament testing the skills of Ireland's best hurlers and camogie players. Poc Fada is Irish for "long puck".

    poc fadaThe All Ireland Poc Fada Finals take place on the Saturday of the Irish August Bank Holiday each year (since 2005). For 2014 the date is 2 August. The starting time is 11:30 (On the 2.5 km course the Boys Under 16 final begins first, followed by the Camogie Final with the Senior Final following thereafter on the 5 km course).

     

     

    If you are free to volunteer from 10.30am on 2nd August, please contact us or click here to apply.

     

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    Louth Volunteer Centre, in partnership with Louth Minority Ethnic Consortium, hosted a multicultural fun afternoon at St Mary's GAA club in Ardee, Co Louth on Saturday 14th June.

     

    The event showcased some of the different cultures in Ardee, with food and entertainment from around the globe provided by people living locally and it was an unmissable event, with loads of fun and plenty to do for children of all ages!

     

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  • This National Volunteering Week, Louth Volunteer Centre hosted two volunteer Fairs, to give you the opportunity to meet as many local organisations and charities as you like.  By doing this, we hope to help you find the opportunity that suits you best.

    PJ Gallagher NVW1Comedian, biker and volunteer PJ Gallagher has encouraged people to find their passion and use it to volunteer, as National Volunteering week takes place this week.

    Describing volunteering as his new passion, he said his love of motorbikes led him to become a volunteer courier of emergency blood.

    “I got in to motorbikes after my dad died. I remember getting on the bike soon after he died and for the first time in weeks, my head was completely clear. Volunteer bikers use their time, skills and enthusiasm to help hospitals by transporting blood and urgent medical supplies.

    “Before the organisation started, every time an item needed to go from one hospital to another, outside of normal operating hours, the hospital had to pay for a taxi, courier or ask an ambulance service to take it. Blood Bikes East now provides this service free of charge. I get so much out of volunteering. I’d recommend it to anyone. If a motorbike-loving stand-up comedian can find his ideal volunteering role, anyone can!”

    Search for your ideal opportunity on I-VOL here.

  • community forumThe Theme of this year's Louth Community Forum conference was 'Our Community, Our Voice' with John Lonergan, former Governor of Mountjoy Prison as Guest Speaker.

    The Conference was a great opportunity for people involved in community to hear about and provide feedback on the rollout of new structures called 'Public Participation Networks (PPN)' from the Department of Environment, Community and Local Government. These structures are being developed in each local authority area (engaging within Municipal districts and at the County/City level) to enable the public to take an active formal role in relevant policy making and oversight committees of the Local Authority. You can find more info on PPN here 

    For the Conference this year,  a number of community groups that are registered with us were filmed to show others in our county the work that community groups do.

    Please Click on the links below:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sDsubPJkjwU    S.N.A.P

     

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vHVnWgU06wY Cloughran Bridge Residents

     

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PHVcHPIwNgI Dundalk Youth Centre

     

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i4QFNE_iZLg Hollys Horse Haven

     

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3qQfEz85-6k Drogheda &District Support 4 Older People

     

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7D2VV4Rxcjg Tallanstown Tidy Towns

     

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