Diversify Your Volunteer Team
When is it on?April 3, 2019
What time?10:00 am — 4:00 pm
Where is it on?Dublin City Volunteer Centre
Diversity could be defined as ‘understanding, being aware and embracing the endlessly broad differences amongst humans’.
Diversity in volunteering is ‘actively encouraging people from all walks of life to volunteer & embracing different skills and talents’, as well as ‘opportunities to volunteer open to all, and all people treated equally while volunteering.’
As Volunteer Managers, we know there are certain challenges when trying to create a diverse volunteer programme, including a lack of resources, limited time, prevailing views on diversity in the organisation or a lack of knowledge on how to reach out to and include diverse populations.
There are many benefits to becoming more diverse, such as an increased pool of volunteers, new ideas and fresh approaches, as well as being reflective of your local community.
This training offers Volunteer Managers an opportunity to look at the benefits of embracing diversity, reflect on the current state of their volunteer programme, consider their views on diversity and practical steps that can be taken to create a more diverse pool of volunteers.
“Dublin VC’s diversity training is excellent. We went as a whole staff team at Volunteer Ireland and got a huge amount out of it. Although many of us had quite a lot of experience in terms of diversity, it was so useful to go through everything, make sure everyone is on the same page, and get a refresher. I learned a lot, which is already affecting decisions we make – for example, our approach to board recruitment and the language we use. The trainer was brilliant – very clear, engaging and interesting.” Nina Arwitz, CEO of Volunteer Ireland
Who is it for
This training is for anyone who is managing volunteers – paid or unpaid – and would like to explore more about the topic of diversity in volunteering.
Date & Time
Wednesday, 3rd April, between 10.00 – 16.00
€45 per person + booking fee
*Discounted rate is available if your organisation has no or 1 paid staff. Please contact us for more details.
The price includes light lunch and refreshments.
For more information
If you have any queries in advance of this training, please contact Kasia at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01-4737482.