Welcome to Volunteering and Social Services.

By the end of this course, you should be able to:

  • understand the meaning of ‘voluntary’
  • explain the differences between sectors
  • explain the origins of the voluntary sector
  • understand the different activities of voluntary and community organisations
  • explain the contribution of the voluntary sector to the economy
  • understand the functions and classifications of the voluntary sector
  • outline the different ways of funding organisations in the voluntary sector
  • understand the most important sources of funding
  • find the information you need about funding in the voluntary sector
  • describe the meaning of the term ‘stakeholders’ in the context of voluntary organisations
  • identify primary and secondary stakeholders using different examples
  • understand the competing interests in organisations
  • identify how stakeholders may influence decision-making processes
  • describe some methods for communicating with stakeholders in voluntary organisations
  • identify different sources of power
  • describe the beneficiaries of an organisation
  • explain engagement and empowerment and why they matter
  • describe ways of improving beneficiary involvement and expanding it more widely
  • apply ideas and methods of empowerment to an organisation you are familiar with
  • explain what is meant by volunteering
  • develop a profile of who volunteers
  • outline the reasons why people volunteer
  • describe the types of volunteering activities supported by your organisation or in an organisation with which you are familiar
  • reflect on what you have learned in the course
  • make plans for what you would like to do next in terms of further learning, work or volunteering
  • understand the benefits of volunteering
  • identify ways of finding a job or volunteering experience
  • understand the learning cycle approach and apply it

 

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Course Features

  • Duration : 3 day
  • Max Students : 0
  • Enrolled : 109
  • Re-take Course : 5
  • Assessments : Self
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