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.
|Date||Training event||Volunteer Centre||When||Where|
||Migration Volunteering Programme
The programme starts with a workshop for people wanting to volunteer in their community which builds on their interests and passions and gives them information about volunteers and volunteering in New Zealand. The team encourages people to volunteer in a way that is meaningful for them in roles that supports wider connection with the community – whether that is tech support, playgroup support or being in the outdoors. For those that need to learn more English and Te Reo, volunteering is a fantastic opportunity to practice Kiwi English.
Contact our Dunedin office for more details at email@example.com
|Volunteer South||9AM – 11AM||Alexander MacMillan Room, Dunedin Community House, 301 Moray Place, Dunedin Central|
|30/10/2020||Volunteer Engagement: Getting it Right
Whether you’re considering setting up a volunteer programme or are involved in an existing one, join Volunteer South – Central Lakes to ensure you get the basics right and are working towards best practice when engaging with your volunteers.
In the workshop we will:
· Look at the importance of being ready to recruit volunteers
· Explore ways to ensure your organisation is attractive to volunteers and options for recruiting volunteers
· Discuss the importance of inducting and training volunteers
· Explore ways to support, motivate and retain your volunteers
· Provide you with practical tips and resources to improve your engagement with volunteers
Cost: $45 +GST
Registration – email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 027 506 5705
|Volunteer South||10am until 2pm, light lunch included.||Alexandra Community House, 14-20 Centennial Avenue, Alexandra.|
|03/11/20||Managing Staff Performance
How do you address staff performance issues and maintain the dignity of your valuable staff – paid and unpaid?
Keith Vaughan will focus on managing staff that do not meet the requirements of their roles and provide tools on how to address the performance issues without time consuming adversarial processes.
Topics covered include this session:
· Staff don’t do a job to expected level/expectations are not met
· They take long breaks or leave early/not on time/punctuality is a problem
· They make repetitive mistakes over and over and over
· How to turn these around to positive behaviour
Members – $15.00
Non-Members – $25.00
|Volunteer Wellington||10am to 12pm||St Johns in the City Cnr Willis and Dixon Sts Wellington|
|05/11/20||Leaders of Volunteers
Celebrating International Volunteer Managers Day
Register on Eventbrite here.
|Volunteer South||10:30am||Dunedin Community House, 301 Moray Place, Dunedin|
|05/11/20||Effective Social Media for your Community Group
Kitty Chivers from MISFIT will help clear confusion, provide strategies, tips, and the confidence to really ramp up your organisation’s social media presence.
Free for Kāpiti Not for Profit/Community Groups
|Volunteer Kāpiti||9:30am-12:00pm||Te Newhanga Kāpiti Community Centre
15 Ngahina Street, Paraparaumu
|05/11/20||Governance Bites Workshop – Everything You Were Afraid to Ask About Boards
|Volunteering Canterbury||17:15-19:00||Christchurch Community House, 301 Tuam Street, Christchurch|