Training for Volunteer Involving Organisations

Event Volunteer Management TrainingTraining for staff who will manage volunteers is a key valuing the contribution of volunteers to an event.  Event Volunteers are delighted to present Volunteer Ireland’s National Volunteer Management Training Programme.

Event Volunteers staff team have been involved in a wide variety of community and voluntary based projects and have a wealth of experience in volunteer management. In addition they have been trained – accredited through Open College Network Northern Ireland (OCNNI) – to deliver Volunteer Management Training.

We can provide three different types of training / consultancy to your community or voluntary organisation:

> Bespoke Training & Consultancy Service
Specific to the needs of your event.

> Thinking of Involving Volunteers workshop
An introduction to engaging volunteers.

> Four Module Volunteer Management Training
An opportunity for your key staff to upskill themselves to a higher level than previously mentioned courses.

> Volunteer Event Management Training
We are currently developing materials and training courses specifically designed and targeted at event management organisations and others wishing to engage volunteers in their programmes.

We offer a wide range of volunteer support services for organisations working with volunteers. Whether you are looking for help recruiting volunteers, keeping your volunteers motivated, developing a volunteer policy or figuring out how to involve a volunteer in your organisation for the very first time, we are to help you and your organisation.

Contact us to arrange an appointment or to find out more information about our volunteer management resources.

Feedback on our Volunteer Management Training

We are delighted to present some of the feedback we got from the range of trainings we provide.
95.3% said our content was very relevant
96.6% said that our delivery was very effective
96.3% said our materials were very helpful and
93.5% said they found our events were very useful.

Check out some of the feedback and satisfaction levels on our volunteer management trainings.

Training provided to organisations
Based on a training needs assessment we can provide your staff we any elements or elements of Volunteer Management Training. We have trained over 100 Volunteer Involving Organisations in Volunteer Management techniques over the last three years.

Talk to us about what training we can provide to your staff and ensure that you engage Event Volunteers and make sure they get the recognition they deserve.

What we can do for your organisation

Event Volunteers are always on hand to give a warm welcome to an eventEvent Volunteers was established by Fingal Volunteer Centre to assist event organisers to deliver more effective Volunteer Programmes.

Fingal Volunteer Centre organises volunteers for events in Fingal and Volunteer Ireland for events outside of Fingal. We provide a complete programme that includes: volunteer policy development, recruitment and selection, orientation and training, managing volunteers on site and recognition events.

Taking away the Volunteer Management task from Event Organisers allows you to concentrate on event management while we manage the volunteers and we manage the communication between Event Control and the Volunteers.

We see that volunteer management is one of those specialised areas that is so important to events but very time consuming and often sees a high staff turnover, therefore requiring extensive staff supervision for volunteer coordinators. We are also building a long-term community for volunteers which offers them a place to get together and volunteer at different events from within the one database. Please be aware that Volunteer roles are not a replacement for security roles at an event.

Can you imagine

  • not having to start a volunteer programme from scratch
  • an event without the hassle of finding volunteers
  • not having to recruit and train a volunteer coordinator
  • working with people who know the volunteers and the tasks and roles best suited to them
  • dealing with a team that has done that many times before and are professionals in the field of volunteer Management
  • a group of engaged volunteers without so much hard work
  • what you could do with the extra time not having to worry about
 managing volunteers

Have you ever thought about the benefits of engaging volunteers at your event?  Volunteers are involved and motivated because they really want to be at the event which we believe results in:

  • Deeper community engagement
  • A more personal approach to customer service
  • Skill development for volunteers
  • Your event giving back to community
  • Better event outcomes and most of the time saving costs
  • Better engagement of volunteers

What we can provide:

Pre event

    • Critically analysing and planning volunteer numbers, tasks, role descriptions and team leader requirements
    • Volunteer Screening and selection
    • Volunteer Recruitment using the latest Volunteer Management software
    • Volunteer Orientation, Training and Briefing sessions
    • All communication with volunteers.
    • Development of the Volunteer Handbook and Policy in consultation with the Event Organisers
    • Volunteer scheduling including skills screening and allocations

At the event

    • We manage Volunteers on site being the one point of contact for event organisers
    • Working closely with and supporting the event control
    • On the ground feedback from volunteers in relation to onsite issues

Post event

    • Long-term focus on Volunteer Retention & Quality
    • Volunteer Evaluation
    • Volunteer Programme Report
    • Volunteer Recognition

Our volunteer management expertise

Our staff team have managed teams of volunteers in a broad range of settings and programmes:

  • Scouting Ireland at Electric Picnic 2007
  • Jamboree 2008 for Scouting Ireland
  • Depaul Ireland at Electric Picnic 2009
  • Dublin Tall Ships Festival 2012
  • NYE Dublin 2013
  • Malahide’s UberFest 2013
  • Medieval Mayhem 2013
  • Strawberry Fair 2013
  • World Police & Fire Games, Belfast 2013 (with Volunteer Now)
  • Fingal Festival of Footbal 2013
  • RSA Challenge One Day Cricket International Ireland V. England
  • Flavours of Fingal County Show 2013
  • CASA Breakhouse Makeover, as part of At Your Service RTÉ One television programme
  • Fingal Primary Schools Athletics League 2013 / 2014

In addition we have trained both volunteers and event management staff for these events.

Our Event Volunteers staff team are currently working on and with these upcoming events:

  • A full programme of events with Fingal County Council.
  • Giro d’Italia cycle race, stages based in Fingal County.
  • Tour de France (UK Stages) 2014

Further information

If you are interested in talking to us about an upcoming event please contact [email protected] for events in Fingal County, for events outside of Fingal please contact [email protected]