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Training and Support

Each year as part of our annual evaluation Volunteer Centre Newcastle carries out a simple training needs analysis (TNA) to establish what you as coordinators want to participate in in terms of training and skill development.

Once the top 4 requests have been identified we work with our training partner Newcastle CVS to advertise the sessions.
We appreciate the demand on coordinators' time so we currently keep these sessions to two hour snap shots which we evaluate to develop further sessions and learning - this can include individual follow up sessions for coordinators.

We advertise our training in a variety of places:

Karen will also email you individually when the training sessions and dates have been agreed. All training takes place at Broadacre House details will be provided on an Eventbrite booking form. We try to provide training for free but ask that you cancel or face a 10.00 charge for failure to attend without notice FREE does not mean VALUELESS


Not every organisation or group wants or is ready to recruit volunteers; we will work with organisations and groups to identify how you can get the most out of Volunteer Centre Newcastle.

You can access the following services:

  • Newsletters you can sign up to receive good practice information or if you have an event or training opportunity that you would like to advertise send it in less than 200 words.

  • Policy/Practice review - Karen can review your current policy or help you develop policy and support putting it into practice

  • Referral/Signposting If you support member of the public interested in volunteering then call or email the centre and speak to Karen, she will explain the next steps. This may mean making a guidance session (informal talk) appointment for the person you are supporting

  • Employee Volunteering If you are a company that has a corporate social responsibility policy you may want to talk to us about supporting your staff to engage in volunteering

  • Campaigns and Strategic engagement You can be kept informed of all events and information relevant to volunteer coordinators.

Why involve volunteers?
Training and Support
Managing volunteers
Coordinators Network
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