Helping volunteers love you - your organisation and the role they play.

Learn how to work with volunteers in new and exciting ways that help build your organisation, social enterprise or voluntary group.


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The Macro Community Resource Centre, 1 Green Street, Dublin 7, Ireland

Bookings and info:

Jonathan at Talk Action

T: 0207 324 4774

"Very insightful and best of all - gives encouragement that it is more than possible and well worth pursuing."

-Susan Thatcher, Islington Council

This course makes recruitment, management and engagement of volunteers easy. It examines volunteers' and organisations' motivations and expectations, as well as the concepts of co-production and use of non-hierarchical teams.

Participants on this course will learn:

  • Identify reasons individuals volunteer and why these motivations are central to ensuring productive voluntary work and content volunteers.

  • Learn to create roles for volunteers, and how to recruit and publicise these opportunities.

  • Develop skills in retaining volunteer involvement: inductions, support and appraisals.

  • Facilitate diverse volunteer roles, including digital and online volunteering.

  • Understand the legal terms and parameters outlined in Voluntary Employment Law.

  • Introduce and implement co-production and non-hierarchical structures in volunteer relationships.

The day includes plenty of group work, exercises and discussion – you definitely won’t be staring at power point all day. You’ll also be given lots of opportunities to discuss your own experiences and develop personal strategies to support your work.

Who should attend this course?
Any organisation involved in voluntary work or volunteer-led group looking to engage others or better support each other. Whether you are conducting a borough-wide consultation, national volunteer programme, involving an intern or rejuvenating the membership of your local residents association, you will benefit from this day.

€425: Large Businesses/Corporates
€328: Large charities & public sector
€180: Smaller charities (under 15 staff) and individuals.

Tailored courses can be arranged for groups at a date and location to suit you.

Concessionary rates are available for students, pensioners and the unemployed. Please contact Jonathan at for further details.

Prices include a hot Mediterranean buffet lunch, Fair Trade refreshments and networking time.

For bookings and information please contact Jonathan on:

Tel: 0207 324 4774

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Motivating and have learnt new ways to recruit volunteers!
Danielle Yapp
Islington Council

Brilliant! Enjoyed the discussions and interactions amongst the group.
Neeti Bindra
Thames Water

Very useful and practical.
Clare Chamberlain
Community Action Southwark