A Community First Yorkshire event

Managing Volunteers Session 1 – Preparing to Involve Volunteers

Group of volunteers in a circle looking down
These dates are now fully booked, please click Book Your Place to add your details to a waiting list for this session or please book a space for the next round of Volunteer Management Sessions taking place in 2023.

Event aims

This training session will support you to make sure your group or organisation is prepared to involve and welcome volunteers. We will explore examples of good practice in volunteer management and how execute this in your context.

This session is the first in a series of four volunteer management training sessions, together they provide the best practice in volunteer management:

Who should attend?

This training is suitable for organisations and groups thinking of involving volunteers for the first time or seeking to refresh their knowledge of good practice in volunteer management.

What will you learn?

Today you will learn

  • What makes a volunteer different from other types of workers
  • What motivates people to volunteer
  • What laws apply to volunteers and how this might affect your organisation
  • Why it is important to consider the capacity of your organisation to involve volunteers before you begin recruitment

Following the session, you will be able to

  • Write an ‘involving volunteers’ plan or policy
  • Hold an informed discussion about how volunteers will fit into your group’s structure and mission
  • Understand how you’ll make your organisation appealing to volunteers
  • Plan how your organisation will manage and support volunteers

What’s included?

A step by step plan and the resources to write your own ‘involving volunteers’ policy, including templates, best practise examples and links to further information.

About the trainer

The Volunteer Management training will be delivered by Leah Furniss and Lizzie Clapham. Both Leah and Lizzie have extensive experience in supporting groups with best practice in volunteer management. Lizzie and Leah run our Volunteer Coordinators Network.

How to book

Book your place here.

If you have any questions about the training, please contact Leah or Lizzie volunteersupport@communityfirstyorkshire.org.uk

If you have any questions about booking or invoicing please contact info@communityfirstyorkshire.org.uk or telephone 01904 704177.


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


This event is free to organisations in North Yorkshire with an income of up to £5k thanks to funding from North Yorkshire County Council.

Places for other organisations are £18 (incl. VAT) for this session only. A discounted price of £55 (incl. VAT) for booking a place on all four sessions.

If you are a small organisation that would struggle to attend this training, a limited number of bursary places may be available. Please contact communitysupport@communityfirstyorkshire.org.uk or 01904 704177 to discuss this further.

Please note that non-attendance on training you have booked on will require the full payment, this also applies to bursary and funded places. This is to allow as many participants as possible access to our training. See our Terms and Conditions for more information.