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Training volunteers

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How to make the most of your volunteers through training, development and accreditation.

Making the most of your volunteers means inducting and training them effectively. This section looks at:

Volunteer induction

A good induction ensures volunteers are able to contribute quickly and feel part of the organisation.

Effective volunteer training

Good volunteer management includes ensuring volunteers are trained to fulfill their roles effectively.

How much volunteer training to give

Providing opportunities and managing risks, it is important to strike the appropriate balance.

Accrediting volunteer learning

How to acknowledge volunteers' training and experience more formally through gaining a qualification or accreditation. 

Page last edited Oct 19, 2016

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