Introducing the National Standards for Volunteer Involvement  - Wednesday 28 March

Introducing the National Standards for Volunteer Involvement - Wednesday 28 March

Volunteering Geelong (map)

This workshop will introduce the National Standards for Volunteer Involvement - launched by Volunteering Australia in the 2015.

The National Standards for Volunteer Involvement are Australia's best practice road map for volunteering. This workshop provides an introduction to the National Standards, how they can assist with the management of volunteer programs and the initial steps for introducing the Standards into an organisation. Participants will be guided through an overview of using the Standards self-audit tools.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the workshop participants will be able to:

  • Explain the general intent of the Standards and how they can support best practice in volunteer program management.
  • Become familiar with National Standards Auditing tools.
  • Outline the initial steps to take to implement the Standards in an organisation.
  • Describe resources that are available to support the implementation of the Standards and any new developments with regard to the Quality Mark system.

The session is targeted to Volunteer Managers and Coordinators who are new to the volunteering sector, and/or experienced leaders of volunteers who wish to update their knowledge about the new Standards. This session also provides a pathway to the Advanced Training.

Where: Volunteering Geelong (St Mary's Terrace), 192a Myers St, Geelong (parking in the immediate area is ticketed with strict time restrictions, please plan your travel and parking arrangements accordingly)

When: Wednesday 28 March, 10am - 12noon

Register here or call Volunteering Geelong on 52211377.

MOVAIT - Intro to Management of Violence and Aggression International Training - Free - Tues 17 April

MOVAIT - Intro to Management of Violence and Aggression International Training - Free - Tues 17 April

Mc'Kellar Centre (map)

Too often we are faced with the realities of violence in our society through our work, what we read, hear and view through the media. Violence and Aggression in society is a fact of life and requires recognition as a factor that may influence, or alter our personal lives and work environment.  Violence and Aggression in the work place has legal implications for any employer and requires management as we manage other aspects of our work.
 

 Conflict Coaching Workshop - Free - Thursday 26 April

Conflict Coaching Workshop - Free - Thursday 26 April

Volunteering Geelong (map)

Conflict Coaching Workshop: Identify, prevent and resolve conflict - for volunteers and or volunteer leaders

This workshop has been designed with all members of organisations in mind. In this session we identify different conflict management styles and the barriers to good communication. Participants will also practice the use of questioning techniques to gather information, diffuse a situation and encourage parties 'in conflict' to explore options to resolve conflict before the matter escalates. 

Advanced workshop - implementing the National Standards for Volunteer Involvement

Advanced workshop - implementing the National Standards for Volunteer Involvement

Volunteering Geelong (St Mary's Terrace) (map)

The National Standards for Volunteer Involvement are Australia's best practice road map for volunteering.This 3 hour interactive workshop provides an opportunity to become more familiar with the Standards, providing a background on how to utilise the National Standards as a benchmark for quality volunteer management. 

Introduction to Bite-Size Volunteering - Wed 30 May

Introduction to Bite-Size Volunteering - Wed 30 May

Volunteering Geelong (map)

Bite-Size Volunteering was developed by Volunteering Geelong to assist small to medium size community service organizations to complete tasks that they rarely have time, money or expertise to develop and implement.

This training provides a framework to access three potential groups of volunteers - Tertiary Students, Working Professionals and Skilled Retirees.