As if major changes and challenges in your job weren’t enough during normal times. Sometime around late April Simone and I chatted about how we could develop our own highly regarded mentoring training online. It already seemed pretty clear that that we weren’t the only third sector organisation that didn’t want the safety and competence of its volunteers undermined at this vital time. This was a pretty big change for her and us.
Last Saturday we soft-launched online Volunteer training in collaboration with The Learning Tank. All thanks to some starter cash from George Vestey.
Now I know I’m quite excitable and use lots of superlatives, but objectively, this blended self-directed and trainer-led online and interactive training is one of the best things we’ve ever done.
It was hard. I’ve a team of four operational staff who have experienced the extraordinary mix of lockdown intensity and furlough uncertainty.
I think this is our most professional brand yet and thanks to a team with a keen eye, a lot of opinions and deep sense of ownership – it shows.
Our online Volunteer training provides the most comprehensive online training programme for a sector now on a budget. In a world where we still need volunteers, organisations still wants to give them the best as well as a flexible, online (or blended) and engaging training programme.
We want to ensure all volunteers feel confident and safe in their role. This is what matters most and I couldn’t be prouder to be a part of that solution.
Take a look – we’d love your feedback: https://www.yourownplace.org.uk/onlinevolunteertraining/