Articles Tagged ‘Volunteer Managers’
On the occasion of International Volunteer Managers Day, Thursday the 5th of November, Kerry Volunteer Centre would like to acknowledge and highlight the efforts of Volunteer Managers in Kerry.
It is important that volunteers have positive volunteering experiences and that volunteer involving organisations are supported to provide such positive local volunteering experiences. As such we are delighted to let you know that as part the schedule of events for National Volunteering Week 2017, Kerry Volunteer Centre has today launched an innovative Volunteer Management Training Program for Kerry to provide a local and free training platform for charities, community groups, volunteer involving organisations and volunteers to become skilled in Volunteer Management.
With no full time employees and just two part time staff the Tralee International Resource Centre(TIRC) simply couldn’t exist without its volunteers, they are a core part of every service they provide. TIRC works, since 2009, to support integration in Tralee by providing a drop in facility and services to asylum seekers, refugees and the broader international community. Volunteers have been a key part of the TIRC from the very beginning and they value their Volunteers' involvement.
Seamus Friel retired in August 2016 but soon found his skills in demand at the Down Syndrome Kerry ‘321 Charity Shop’ and Coffee Dock in Tralee. Seamus who is a trained electrician and worked for 16 years in maintenance at the Kostal factory in Abbeyfeale started helping out in the store in October of last year.
MODERN life has a knack of making us feel stressed out, everything moves so quickly it’s easy to get bogged down in deadlines and workloads. Feeling “time poor” is a phenomenon that is hitting more and more organisations. But is there a way to take on the clock and win? Check out Kerry Volunteer Centre’s top ten ways of optimising your time and being more productive.
International Volunteer Managers Day, Wednesday 5th November, now in its 15th year is an apt time to reflect on how Community and Voluntary organisations value and invest in volunteer management. The role of the Volunteer Manager is an essential one as it is she/he that coordinates and drives the volunteer management programme and provides ongoing support to volunteers. In the absence of an appointed, resourced and supported Volunteer Manager an organisation’s involvement, management and retention of Volunteers is adrift.
Following on from a fantastic 2014 we are looking forward to and excited about what 2015 is going to bring. Sign up to our Newsletter and follow us on social media to be kept informed about upcoming training, the latest voluntary sector news, outreach events, seminars, volunteer opportunities, competitions and much more. Here's a taster of what's coming up this year:
The roles of a Volunteer Manager can be varied depending on your organisation's size, volunteer needs and the organisation's resources. Volunteer management in its essence is about recruiting, supporting, supervising and motivating volunteers. As such a Volunteer Manager requires specific skills that fortunately can be nurtured and learnt!
If you would like to find out how to get involved in Volunteering locally in your retirement do drop by the Kerry Volunteer Centre information stand at the Active Over 50 Plus Expo in Killarney on Sunday 7th at the Malton Hotel and Conference Centre in Killarney. Voluntary groups, sporting organisations and charities across Kerry are keen to involve people with life experience, resourcefulness, qualifications, abilities and energy. In fact, over 50’s along with retirees make up the lifeblood of dozens of Kerry organisations and voluntary community.
From the very first moments of our childhood we have looked to others to praise and recognise what we do.