Certificate in Managing Volunteers

Formalising a learning and development (career) pathway for managing volunteers, with multiple entry points and recognition of prior learning, enabling these skilled practitioners to gain recognition for their experience and skills has been a goal for VNZ over the past three years. With the support of Careerforce, VNZ is now able to offer the New Zealand Certificate in First Line Management to its membership network. This means leaders and managers of volunteers can now gain a Certificate in Managing Volunteers.

This is a New Zealand qualification that is flexible, offers affordable learning, and provides the opportunity for recognition of workplace based learning. This certificate is perfect for anyone who is an experienced or aspiring team leader, supervisor or coordinator.

Programme overview

This is a New Zealand qualification that is flexible, offers affordable learning, and provides the opportunity for recognition of workplace based learning. This certificate is perfect for anyone who is an experienced or aspiring team leader, supervisor or coordinator. The programme includes recognising and/or developing the following competencies in your staff:

  • identify the resources required to complete tasks and understand impacts.
  • develop your team to contribute to the task, manage conflict and recognise diversity.
  • develop and plan using goals to grow your own skills and knowledge.
  • understand leadership styles and how you can use them.
  • complete the task and demonstrate communication and coaching skills.

Course outcomes

The Certificate for Volunteer Managers supports team leaders, supervisors and coordinators to develop key leadership skills including managing tasks or projects, supporting teams and developing leadership styles. This is a 60 credit, Level 4 course.

Graduates of this qualification will be able to:

  • Manage work flows to achieve team objectives.
  • Motivate and involve a team to achieve their objectives and contribute to the entity’s objectives.
  • Communicate to develop relationships with team members and stakeholders.
  • Manage relationships within a team to sustain a productive workplace environment.
  • Promote an inclusive environment to value diversity for positive performance for the entity.
  • Adapt leadership styles for effectiveness in different environments.
  • Comply with internal policies, legislation and other external requirements for the entity.

Graduates may progress their skills and knowledge by further training in business leadership and management. They could enrol in business qualifications at levels 5 and 6.

Express your interest today

Volunteering New Zealand, with the support of Careerforce, is introducing a Certificate for Volunteer Managers. We are seeking expressions from those who are interested in enrolling.

If you are interested in learning more about the New Zealand Certificate in Business (First Line Management) (Level 4), please complete the online Expression of Interest form.

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