NEW MENTOR TRAINING - COULD YOU HELP SOMEONE ELSE INTO VOLUNTEERING?
The Volunteer Centre is looking for volunteers to act as mentors to support some of our clients into volunteering. We support a variety of people to begin volunteering and some of these people may need a little bit of extra help to settle in to a new volunteer role.
We will provide you with full training to give you the skills and confidence to help somebody find, and begin a meaningful volunteer placement.
Throughout 2014 we will be running FREE Volunteer Mentoring Courses. Look out for new dates to be announced very soon.
If you would like more information about becoming a mentor please phone Sue Williams on 01423 509004.
The volunteer mentor training will cover:
The role of volunteer mentors – understanding what the role involves and how to put your skills into use
- The stages involved in mentoring – roles and responsibilities, preparing for the first meeting, developing and working towards goals, managing the relationship
- Setting the boundaries – looking at appropriate boundaries, confidentiality and sharing information
- Communication skills – considering attitudes and values, diversity, equal opportunities, developing empathy and building rapport, developing skills to manage difficult conversations
This course is part of the iVolunteer Project supported by the Lloyds Bank Foundation for England and Wales
The Pop Up Volunteer Centre
Come and visit us at our drop in sessions in the Harrogate District to find out about volunteering in an informal atmosphere.
Harrogate library - Third Thursday of every month from 10.00am - 1.00pm
Knaresborough library - Second Wednesday of every month from 10.00am - 1.00pm
Ripon Library - First Tuesday of every month 10.00 - 1.00pm
No need to book an appointment - just turn up and see us, you'll be amazed at how many different ways you can volunteer!
Volunteer Management Training Dates Released!
Harrogate & Ripon Volunteer Centre has announced its programme of Volunteer Management Training for Spring 2014.
There are a variety of courses, to suit all levels of skills and experience of Volunteer Management. This highly regarded series of "Volunteer Management" courses, covers all you need to know to effectively recruit, manage and support volunteers.
Supporting & Supervising Volunteers - 24th February 2014
Problem Solving - 3rd March 2014
Volunteers and your Organisation - 10th March 2014
Recruiting and Attracting Potential Volunteers - 17th March 2014
Finding the Right Volunteer for the Right Role - 24th March 2014
Improving the Volunteer Experience - 31st March 2014
Involving Volunteers with Learning Disabilities - 10th April 2014
Involving Volunteers with a Physical or Sensory Impairment - 28th April 2014
To find out more about each of these courses and to book your place please www.harcvs.eventbrite.com