The Volunteer Centre Network offers a range of training and capability development opportunities throughout New Zealand.  Outlined below is a snapshot of what is on offer. This page is updated regularly and we try to ensure that is up to date. You can also find your nearest Volunteer Centre here.

WORKSHOP: Code of Ethics for Working with Youth

Hosted by Volunteer Marlborough

10:00AM – 3:30PM, Tuesday, March 16th 2021

The Code of Ethics for Youth Work is for all youth workers, old and new, and those working with youth in other capacities. Discover how the Code of Ethics can help you know what to do when you don’t know what to do.

WORKSHOP: Volunteer Recruitment Made Easy – ONLINE 2021

Hosted by Volunteering Waikato

10:00AM – 11:30AM, Tuesday, March 18th 2021

PLEASE NOTE: This workshop will be held in two parts:
A. Thursday, March 18, 10am-11.30am
B. Thursday, March 25, 10am-11.30am – registration is for BOTH PARTS

Recruiting volunteers is essential to enable your organisation to meet its goals. Is your recruitment strategy non-existent – or reactive and out of date? Explore a multi-paradigm model of volunteer recruitment that will enable you to attract the right volunteers using the most effective messages and platforms.

WORKSHOP: Doing the Difficult Stuff Well – ONLINE 2021

Hosted by Volunteering Waikato

10:00AM – 11:30AM, Tuesday, April 7th 2021

PLEASE NOTE: This workshop will be held in two parts:
A. Wednesday, April 7, 10am-11.30am
B. Tuesday, April 13, 10am-11.30am – registration is for BOTH PARTS

Have you ever experienced a sense of dread when you need to address volunteer behaviour or have a conversation you don’t feel comfortable having?

WORKSHOP: Successful Volunteer Retention – ONLINE 2021

Hosted by Volunteering Waikato

10:00AM – 11:30AM, Tuesday, May 5th 2021

PLEASE NOTE: This workshop will be held in two parts:
A. Wednesday, May 05, 10am-11.30am
B. Wednesday, May 12, 10am-11.30am – registration is for BOTH PART

Retaining volunteers is more important than ever to ensure your volunteer programme remains sustainable. Do applicants disappear not long after they’ve started? Are established volunteers becoming more short term in their commitment? Retention is more than just a chocolate bar and morning tea twice a year – connecting with volunteers in other ways is more effective and viable.

ONLINE WORKSHOP: Virtual Facilitation

Hosted by grow

09:00AM – 10:30AM,  June 2nd – 16th 2021

Forget Zoom Fatigue. Become a Confident Virtual Facilitator
A 3-part webinar series covers the tools and skills you need to effectively facilitate and communicate during online meetings.

Migration Volunteering Programme

Hosted by Volunteer South

9AM – 11AM, Thursday, October 29th at Alexander MacMillan Room, Dunedin Community House

A workshop for people wanting to volunteer in their community. Encourages people to volunteer in a way that is meaningful for them.

Volunteer Engagement: Getting it Right

Hosted by Volunteer South

10AM – 2PM, Friday, October 30th at Alexandra Community House

Ensure you get the basics right and are working towards best practice when engaging with your volunteers.

Volunteer Engagement: Getting it Right

Hosted by Volunteer South

10AM – 2PM, Friday, October 30th at Alexandra Community House

Ensure you get the basics right and are working towards best practice when engaging with your volunteers.

Managing Staff Performance

Hosted by Volunteer South

10AM – 2PM, Tuesday, November 3rd at St John’s in the City

How do you address staff performance issues and maintain the dignity of your valuable staff – paid and unpaid?