Home-Start volunteer course

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for Home-Start Dudley to support families within the Dudley Borough.

Can you spare a couple of hours a week to give emotional and/or practical support to families in their own home?

Our next 10 session training course starts

on Tuesday 29th January ‘19 from 10 am – 2 pm and then runs every

Tuesday from 10 am to 2 pm

There will be a week’s break for half term commencing 18th Feb ‘19

If you are interested in joining us and would like to find out more   please contact Sue on 01384 482733

 Email: admin@home-startdudley.org.uk
www.facebook.com/home.dudley

Home-Start Dudley new volunteer training course

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for Home-Start Dudley to support families within the Dudley Borough.

Can you spare a couple of hours a week to give emotional and/or practical support to families in their own home?

Our next 10 session training course starts on Friday 25th Jan ‘19 from 10 am – 2 pm and then runs every Tuesday and Friday from 10 am to 2 pm.

There will be a break for week commencing 18th Feb ‘19.

If you are interested in joining us and would like to find out more please contact Sue on 01384 482733

Email: admin@home-startdudley.org.uk
www.facebook.com/home.dudley

Are you clued up about the legal aspects of involving volunteers @DudleyCVS #wiseupwednesdays

vols+law1Volunteers and the Law Training

Have you ever asked the following?

  • Do volunteers have the same rights as employees?
  • Health and safety doesn’t apply to volunteers does it?
  • Do your volunteers sign a contract?
  • Are you aware how easy it is to create a contract with volunteers?vols+law2

 

Many volunteer-involving organisations are not aware of the legal implications when working with volunteers. Our session aims to dispel myths and clarify your legal responsibilities. We also use actual case studies where volunteers have taken organisations to court, to help demonstrate bad practice when involving volunteers.

 

We aim to give participants:

  • An understanding of how current legislation has implications for volunteers and volunteer involving organisations.vols+law3
  • Knowledge of good practice recommendations relating to the management of volunteers.
  • Participants will also have the opportunity to plan for their own organisation in terms of how legislation affects management of their own volunteers.

As there’s quite a lot of ‘heavy’ information, we deliver the session in sections and there are activities to break up the training, so it’s not all ‘death by Powerpoint’

 

Are you aware how easy it is to create a contract with volunteers?

To book please click on this link

Description

  • Do volunteers have the same rights as employees?
  • Health and safety doesn’t apply to volunteers does it?
  • Do your volunteers sign a contract?
  • Are you aware how easy it is to create a contract with volunteers?

Many volunteer-involving organisations are not aware of the legal implications when working with volunteers. Our session aims to dispel myths and clarify your legal responsibilities. We also use actual case studies where volunteers have taken organisations to court, to help demonstrate bad practice when involving volunteers.

What will the session cover?

  • What a volunteer is and when someone is not a volunteer
  • Who can or cannot volunteer and conditions that may apply
  • How current legislation has implications for volunteers and volunteer involving organisations
  • Identifying volunteers’ rights and the responsibilities of organisations when involving volunteers
  • Taking steps to avoid creating employment conditions with volunteers
  • Evaluating a legal case study and discuss the likely outcome

Times

We suggest arrival from 09:00 for a prompt start at 09:15-09:30. We estimate we will be finished by 13:30.

We will also give you

  • resources with lots of sample documents/information sheets etc
  • copy of Volunteer Management Good Practice Toolkit
  • ongoing support from the Volunteer Centre

Cost for this training

There is a charge of £10 per person for this training, which includes training materials, resource CD and tea/coffee. Unfortunately we need to make a small charge to cover room hire and refreshments and hope you understand. We have endeavoured to keep this to a minimum.