Managing volunteers

Course summary

The not-for-profit sector already has a great track record in working with volunteers. In the current climate, when funding is tight, having a team of volunteers to call on is more important than ever. Our volunteer management training courses will help you to ensure that you recruit the right volunteers for your organisation and manage them so as to harness their skills and experience effectively.

TSP, Theatre Royal Winchester
“I enjoyed the course. It was helpful and interesting, especially listening to the views of others and their experiences with volunteers.”
CR, Sue Ryder
“The trainer was very knowledgeable. She made the content relevant to all the participants and provided useful tools and suggestions.”
KW, Cranstoun
“The course was informative, interesting and has given me lots of ideas to take away and implement. The trainer was excellent and I would highly recommend the course. ”

Course dates and location

We can deliver this course virtually for your organisation, on a date and time that suits you. If you have four or more people who would like to attend this course then group training could be the most cost-effective option. Contact one of our Training Coordinators on 020 7490 3030 or email for more information and a quote.

If you would like to attend this course then register your interest with us. Currently, this course is run on request meaning that a date will be scheduled once we have at least three people interested in attending this course.

  • There are no dates available at the moment.

Volunteer Management Training Courses in London

This one-day course is for anyone responsible for managing volunteers. It will cover the essential management principles you need to ensure you give and get the best from your volunteers. This course covers:

  • the advantages and disadvantages of working with volunteers
  • how to create a volunteer strategy
  • recruitment, selection, induction and training
  • how to understand what motivates volunteers and how to keep them interested
  • different ways to support and supervise volunteers
  • a year of free support

Our volunteer management training course, in London, is for anyone who has responsibility, or is about to take on responsibility, for managing volunteers, regardless of the sector in which they work.

The Centre works with people from all sectors including the public sector, voluntary sector, corporate sector and private sector.

This Managing volunteers course will help you to recruit, train and motivate volunteers and give you the confidence to know that you are managing them effectively and providing a robust structure for them to work within.

The Centre offers a wide range of management training courses. Courses of particular interest in the areas of managing people would include Supervision skills: managing people and teams; Appraisal skills; or Moving into management: taking on your first management role.

  • £589 plus VAT not-for-profit price (applies to charities and all other not-for-profit organisations, including public sector and housing)
  • £654 plus VAT standard price (applies to all other organisations)

Book this course

We have a two-tier pricing structure, offering discounted rates to charities and not-for-profit organisations: Not-for-profit price applies to charities and other not-for-profit organisations (including public sector and housing) Standard price applies to all other organisations

If you are requesting a charity discount, we will need your registered charity number

(if so please specify – please note, this information will be kept private and only used to ensure we can support your learning needs on the day(s) of the course)

(e.g. dietary, access, religious)

We will invoice you for your course and this will be sent via email within two working days. Once you have received your invoice, you can pay by BACS, credit card or cheque.

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