Victory With Volunteers Course

  • Course Date: 20/Nov/2018
  • Location: Brisbane

Course Information

This course is designed to provide participants with the skills and knowledge to manage a volunteer workforce including the ability to determine volunteer staffing requirements, recruiting and selecting volunteers, training and maximising the retention of volunteers.

What is covered?

There are four key sections of the course:

A. Plan This includes analysis of your requirements, assessing benefits and costs to the organisation, assessing risks and relevant legislation and defining required roles to achieve organisational goals.

B.Recruit  This includes understanding why people volunteer, identifying suitable recruitment methods and target groups, developing position descriptions, incentive programs and communication skills to co-ordinate a recruitment program.

C.Induct This includes selecting appropriate methods to orientation and train your volunteers and selecting methods that best suit your volunteers learning style.

D. Support This includes developing a supportive environment, maximising the potential of your volunteers, monitoring volunteer engagement and developing strategies to maintain a volunteer workforce.

QAST has developed this course to be specific for the school environment and uses the tuckshop setting for all examples and case studies. This course is suitable for anyone at the school involved in the recruitment and retention of volunteers including canteen convenors, P&C operations managers, parent body committee representatives or anyone else tasked with the management of volunteers for one of events and ongoing activities.

How is the course delivered?

The course includes a full day workshop either at the QAST training rooms in Brisbane or another suitable venue in your region.

There is no assessment associated with this course, but you are encouraged to complete a personalised Volunteer Plan for your school/organisation through the day, using a provided template.

How much does the course cost?

QAST is offering this course primarily as a member benefit for Queensland schools, so course fees are heavily subsidised and significantly less than other courses delivered face to face. The QAST Victory With Volunteers course fee is $200 for members and $250 for non-members (incl. gst).

How do I register?

Simply complete our registration form and email to admin@qast.org.au or fax to 3847 8655. Payment must also be received prior to the course.

If you need any more information or have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact our team on 3324 1511. If there isn’t a course scheduled for your local area, please contact us to go on the waiting list.