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ILM Level 3 Certificate Management of Volunteers

Event by FelicityDwyer on
coaching, professional development, qualification, training and volunteer management

Would you like a nationally recognised professional qualification in the management of volunteers?  This accredited programme will help you develop your professional knowledge, skills and confidence. The programme includes two full day workshops in London, and distance learning via workbooks and...

ESV - The Offer and The Ask

Post by Bev on
employee volunteering, volunteer centres, micro volunteering and Big Society

In the headlines recently, David Cameron proposed, that every public sector worker and anyone working in a company with at least 250 employees be released for 3 days volunteering a year. A conservative estimate of the numbers of people this...

Are we putting people off with our words?

Topic by jgibney in Thoughtful Thursdays from VMmovement on
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There's a lot of talk at the moment about 'professional' and 'skilled' volunteers. What we mean when we talk about this is people using the skills and expertise they've gained in the workplace/studies. I'm going to be honest and put it out...