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Volunter Liaison Officer Training


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Volunter Liaison Officer Training

  1. 1. Volunteer Liaison Training
  2. 2. Introduction to Volunteering What is volunteering? Definition of formal volunteering Formal volunteering is an activity which takes place through not for profit organisations or projects and is undertaken: • to be of benefit to the community and the volunteer; • of the volunteer’s own free will and without coercion; • for no financial payment; and • in designated volunteer positions only. Volunteering Australia.
  3. 3. Benefits of volunteers in our schools
  4. 4. Overview of the VLO Role
  5. 5. Volunteer Management Recruitment Application, Criminal Check and Screening Training- RAN Training Placement Program Management Ongoing Training and Support Recognition and Appreciation Quality Control
  6. 6. Role of the VLO •It is not a soft option
  7. 7. Recruitment/ Application Processes • Recruiting • Interviewing • Criminal Check • Reference Check
  8. 8. Training • Responding to Abuse and Neglect • Induction session for volunteers • Volunteering SA training • Northern/ Southern Volunteering
  9. 9. Break • PEP TALK VIDEO
  10. 10. Role of the VLO Identify a designated space. •
  11. 11. Role of the VLO Coordinate Student Referral Process
  12. 12. Role of the VLO Assist with the matching process in consultation with relevant staff Discuss.
  13. 13. Role of the VLO Coordinate contact and induction for volunteers MAKE THEM FEEL WELCOME Communication
  14. 14. Role of the VLO Maintain accurate records
  15. 15. Role of the VLO Monitoring Manage Risk Ongoing Support and Training
  16. 16. Role of the VLO Provide Feedback Celebrate the relationships Thank them
  17. 17. Role of the VLO Closure or transition of the student and volunteer relationship to another site.
  18. 18. Troubleshooting
  19. 19. Conclusion • Review • Where to now? • Final Questions •Reflection
  20. 20. “Mentoring is a gift the young person will spend the rest of their life unwrapping” Andrew Fuller