The Latrobe Health Assembly’s ‘HandsUp Latrobe’ project is pleased to offer a series of training sessions dedicated to upskilling people who manage volunteers within the Latrobe Valley.
HandsUp Latrobe aims to build capacity for organisations to develop appropriate volunteering opportunities and resources to adapt their engagement to the changing needs and expectations of volunteers within our community.
The two-part training series, offered on two separate dates, will provide organisations with a wealth of knowledge to guide the Volunteer experience. The first in the series, ‘Volunteering and the Law’, will provide participants with an understanding of how the law applies to volunteers and the implications this has for volunteer management practices, while the second, ‘Managing Challenging Conversations,’ session will allow organisations to comfortably address several complex issues regarding managing volunteer teams. Both training opportunities are offered free to organisations based in Latrobe Valley.
HandsUp Latrobe project Coordinator, Sharlene Giddens, said “many organisations utilise the valuable time of volunteers within our community and while incredibly rewarding for all parties, managing volunteers can be a tricky balancing act of priorities”.
“The ‘Volunteering and the Law’ and ‘Managing Challenging Conversations’ training session will allow participants to learn practical skills in managing a volunteer-based workforce,” said Ms Giddens.
The ‘Volunteering and the Law’ training is a 3-hour session, split into 2 days, beginning Monday 6 September (6:00-7:30pm) and Monday 13 September (6:00-7:30pm). Session dates for the ‘Managing Challenging Conversations’ will be finalised soon.
To find out more information, please visit www.healthassembly.org.au/handsup-latrobe