Training: Volunteer Disclosure Checks

Volunteers… CRB…  DBS… Regulated Activity…  Barred Lists… Confusion.

A half day interactive worksh0p addressing the recent changes in criminal record checks for volunteers,  and all the great ways if keeping your organisation and volunteers safe. 

I can deliver this for your organisation… please get in touch.

  • Picking apart the JARGON
  • Activities: checking real-life volunteer roles
  • Visual explanations of different levels of check
  • Group discussion to explore individual recruitment issuesDBSFlow2auto2

This is a great way for small and medium organisations to find out about  changes to the system of checking criminal convictions and barring, and how they affect organisations and volunteers.  The course also looks at all the recruitment options you have to make sure your organisation and clients are safer.

Take a look at these resources for more of an idea of the course:

Example Activities

Example slides from the presentations

Which level of check should we use?

Session objectives:
• Highlight the changes you will need to make in your organisation as a result of CRB changes
• Explain what a Disclosure and Barring Service Check is and when it is useful
• Utilise methods such as references and interviews to improve the safety of your recruitment & selection process

Please get in touch to find our more.  Thanks!


Latest Learning Opportunities

Facilitating Groups Effectively – a two-day course through LVSC and Happy. Highly interactive with lots of chance to practice techniques, and time to reflect on your own skills and development.
Previous comments on the course: “Clever approach”…     “Lots of short sessions that covered plenty of content”  16th/17th October, course outline here, please call to book on 020 7375 7300

Volunteer Management: the next date of the popular Talk Action course is 29th October: covering all the essentials of co-ordinating volunteers and opportunities to meet other co-ordinators in a central but peaceful setting. Previous reviews include… “Mind- opening”!

AvenueHouse17Training/Networking in Waltham Forest: Another half day with training input, skill sharing and a tasty lunch for groups in North East London.  This month – Supporting Motivating and Delegating at the beautiful Vestry House Museum in Walthamstow. Let me know what you’re working on and I’ll tailor the activities…  6th November 10am… join us for training or just come for lunch and a chat.  More info here.

Recruiting Volunteers:  An accredited one day course run through Voluntary Sector Training in Essex. 9th December 2014. Part of a two course module QCF accredited.  But still a HEAP of fun.  ;o)


Demonstrating the Value of your Volunteer Programme

Many groups are keen to know more about evidencing the impact their volunteers have at the moment, to strengthen their case with funders or fight for the importance of their service.  This course looks at ways of evidencing the good work your volunteers do simply and efficiently, and enable you to attract funding.

If you would like me to deliver this course in your organisation please get in touch.
Volunteer Management Micro-Training

Take advantage of these informal half-day or full-day opportunities to build your capacity to work alongside and support volunteers in whatever you are doing. You won’t have to leave your workplace and you’ll still feel the benefits that training interaction brings!

1-to-1 or small group micro-training sessions in volunteering: choose the areas you want to explore and I will prepare a tailored session for you and your organisation.

More info here.

If you have any problems booking onto these courses please contact me.


Doing it Without Funding

Volunteer led?  Unable to find funding for what you do? Larger organisation losing funding? Not interested in playing the fundraising game?  How to you get a project done through community organising, volunteer involvement and perhaps a smattering of enterprise?

Where:  Chelmsford
Date:  25 April 2012

What is it about?

How do you make change happen with minimal funding and maximum community input? Many groups and organisations are looking at an uncertain future where once there were funding streams galore. This course explores some successes of grassroots community projects, creating a space for participants to come to conclusions about the keys to success.

 What will I learn?

At the end of the course, learners will have the skills to:

 Publicise their activities for free
 Recruit others within their community
 Delegate tasks and create roles for bigger capacity
 Work jointly to share skills with other projects or initiatives
 Explore alternatives to traditional funding

To book please go here to Voluntary Sector Training’s website.  Thank you!

Young trainers – plan and train with me?

Last year I delivered a workshop “Networking and Influencing to make your ideas happen” at Futureversity.

This year I hope to run the workshop again, and also have an idea for a new session:  Careers Advice: The Truth! around real-life work and career case studies focusing on the real story about how people get work, experiences and generally make their way through life.  (It’s a temporary title, open to ideas!)

I’d like to plan and deliver the new course with someone who a) has recent experience of careers advice at school, college etc and b) is interested in gaining training skills.

I have to get the course agreed first, but if I do we could arrange to plan and deliver together, sharing skills and payment.

Are you interested? If so, please drop me an email telling me why the experience might be beneficial for you and telling me how you meet this brief person spec:

  • Experience of talking to groups of people
  • Strong communication skills – written and verbal
  • Commitment to supporting others’ learning

Please email me rebecca at before Friday 10th February.  Thank you!  Hear from you soon!