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Date(s) - 2nd May
10:00 am - 4:15 pm

St John's Church


Course Cost

The course costs £40 to members of TVA and £55 to non-members including lunch.

If you would like to become a member of TVA download the membership pack here Membership Pack 2019-20

Course Outline

This one-day course explores the basic principles of how to run a good volunteer induction programme and is tailored towards those with specific responsibility for inducting volunteers into their organisation.

This course will help you to:

  • Recognise why the induction process is good for you, your organisation and the
  • Establish key elements of induction and good practice
  • Develop your own induction programme specific to your organisation

Course Objectives

  • Explore participants current practice
  • Establish a definition of induction
  • Undertake an exercise matching ‘volunteer requirements’ to ‘organisation expectations
    Examine what other organisations do / recommend

Course Programme

  • Introductions and housekeeping
  • Welcome everybody, basic housekeeping rules, trainer’s background and course programme
  • Participant introductions
  • Participants introduce themselves and what they hope to gain from the course.
  • What you currently do (different types of induction)
  • Identifying what the participants currently do to establish a variety of different ways to run volunteer inductions and explore issues they currently experience
  • Volunteer opportunity categories
  • Provide participants with an understanding of what other organisations do depending on the type of volunteer opportunity, its size, structure and nature
  • Definition of induction
  • Establish the OED and Volunteering England definitions to understand why induction is so important to the volunteer as well as the charity / organisation as a key element of working together
  • Matching Volunteer and Organisation requirements
  • Discuss and compare what volunteers might require / expect as part of the process along with what organisations consider essential and practical
  • Good practice
  • Identify good practice across the sector introducing participants to a number of ideas they may not have thought of, or thought pertinent to their organisation
  • Volunteer handbook
  • Discover why a volunteer handbook is important and what key element s should be included within it

Course Duration

Up to 6.25 hours 10am to 4:15 pm including breaks and 45 minutes for lunch which will be provided.

These courses are in demand so book early to ensure that you have a place!



Ticket Type Price Spaces
Non-Member Ticket £55.00
TVA Member Ticket £40.00

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