A Community First Yorkshire event

Managing Volunteers – In-Person Training

What makes an effective volunteer manager/coordinator? What are the key responsibilities of the role and how do they differ across the sector?

How can you ensure effective recruitment and induction of volunteers? What does volunteering look like in different contexts?

The training is broken up into 4 areas:

  • Part 1: Good Practice in Involving volunteers
  • Part 2: Reaching and Recruiting volunteers
  • Part 3: Supporting and Developing volunteers
  • Part 4: Celebrating the impact of volunteers

What will you learn?

You will learn about:

  • Volunteering, as defined in the Vision for Volunteering, and as experienced in different contexts across North Yorkshire
  • Volunteer role descriptions
  • How to recruit and induct volunteers, using a variety of different scenarios taken from the North Yorkshire context
  • How best to support a team of volunteers and the psychological contract between volunteers and volunteer management/coordination
  • How to write effective job descriptions, adverts, and marketing plans.

Who should attend?

  • Volunteer managers/coordinators, including those new to the role and those who wish to refresh their understanding
  • Trustees and others with a significant interest and involvement in the management of volunteers for their organisation.

Please note this training is aimed at organisations and groups based in North Yorkshire or delivering services within North Yorkshire.

What's included?

Tea and coffee provided. Please bring your own lunch OR there is a café on-site.

About the trainers

Vicki Sharp is a Development Officer with Community First Yorkshire. Vicki has practical experience in volunteer recruitment, training and support as well as a long career working with children and young people. This was within formal education, youth services and careers advice and support for SEND young people. Vicki was most recently a Volunteer and Operations Manager for a local museum trust. 

Felicity Palmer is a member of our Community Support team. They bring experience of working with student volunteers at York University and as part of a range of local environmental projects.


£35 (including VAT)

No shows and concessions

Please note that if you don’t attend training that you have booked on without giving seven days notice, you will be required to make the full payment. This also applies to free places. This is to allow as many participants as possible access to our training. See our Terms and Conditions for more information.


Attendees can receive refunds for cancellations up to 7 days before the event date.

Contact details

Booking queries contact
Email: info@communityfirstyorkshire.org.uk
Tel: 01904 704177

Programme queries
Email: communitysupport@communityfirstyorkshire.org.uk
Tel: 01904 704177

Booking details

Book your place here.

Booking deadline date:  Tuesday 10 September.