WCVA Learning: Engaging with 21st century volunteers to make change happen

Understand & engage with 21st century volunteers

3 October 2018 in Newport

24 October 2018 in Rhyl

This one day course will help you explore your vision of volunteering and how to effectively engage with volunteers in the 21st Century.

In a changing society understanding modern volunteers and how best to engage with them is vital. Volunteering specialist Rob Johnson explores the sovial trends impacting on volunteering and how to affect real change with our approach.


This course will help improve your knowledge over two important topics:

Understanding and engaging 21st Century volunteers - Morning session

In this session you will look at some of the key ways in which society is changing and how these changes affect volunteering. We will discuss what volunteer organisers can do to update their practices to accommodate these changes, enhancing their engagement with and retention of 21st century volunteers. You will also have time to reflect, discuss and plan your activities going forward.

Influencing to make change happen - Afternoon session

Creating an effective volunteer engagement strategy is rarely a subject that is understood, focused on or taken seriously by senior managers. In this session you will learn how to influnence and help senior leadership gain a new perspective on volunteering and lay the foundation for effective volunteer involvement.

By the end of the day you will have:

  • an understanding of key social trends impacting on volunteering
  • explored what can be done to respond to these
  • reflected on the changes that might be needed in your organisation
  • examined the importance of a clear purpose for involving volunteers across your organisation
  • clarified the change you want to see in your organisation and developed an action plan to realise that change
  • considered how your personal practice can influence change to create a more positive volunteering culture

The course is ideal for organisers, leaders and managers of volunteers

 To find our more and book a space https://www.wcva.org.uk/training-and-events/training-detail-page?courseId=3356&seq.lang=en-GB

Where to find us

Llandrindod Wells Office

Unit 30
Ddole Road Industrial Estate
Llandrindod Wells

01597 822 191

Newtown Office

Plas Dolerw
Milford Road
SY16 2EH

01686 626 220

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