Volunteer Training Opportunities

Chase CVS strives to provide all of its members with the knowledge and tools required to run fantastic organisations and to be valued members of volunteer or charity groups.

We offer a full range of training sessions and workshops, with something suitable for all organisations, companies, charities and individuals.

Some examples of training courses we deliver are:

  • Human Resources
  • Business Planning
  • Funding
  • Organising Local Events
  • Safeguarding and DBS
  • Volunteer Management
  • Trustee Roles and Responsibilities
  • Policies and Procedures
  • Facilities Management

This is not the full list of our courses. If you don’t see anything listed above that suits your requirements, please contact our team. We have many more courses not listed, plus we can design customised courses tailored to your organisation’s needs. Although our main focus is on volunteering and charity work, we also host training at our facilities for not-for-profit businesses.

Travel

Although we host most of our training courses at the Chase CVS headquarters, we also have links with third training providers. This means that some training courses will require travel to other areas. We would ask that anyone who drives and has access to a car to enter our lift share scheme. This will help those without vehicles to attend the training and also cuts down on co2 emissions from several cars making the same journey.

Also, many of the volunteer locations are in other areas so anyone who is looking to take part in various voluntary schemes, but cannot drive, we encourage you to look into learning. Our friends at All Pass Driving offer fantastic intensive driving courses in our area.

Upcoming Training

THE RIGHT START: WRITING BASIC BUSINESS PLANS

When

28/11/2018 –

9:30am to 12:30pm

Where

St John’s RC Church, 8 John Street, Tamworth, B79 7EX

 Who should attend

This session is aimed at those new to writing business plans for an organisation or those who simply want a refresher.

HATE CRIME AWARENESS

When

12/12/2018 –

1:30pm to 3:30pm

Where

The Crossings Community Centre | Station Approach | Stone | ST15 8ER

Hate crime is on the increase.  This is an undeniable national trend and with ever increasing awareness on the subject and demand on communities to support those most at risk of this type of crime; Would you recognise it if you saw it?  Would you know how to respond and get help for the victim?

The session will be led by CACH (Communities Against Crimes of Hate) which is the local hate crime partnership covering the South of Staffordshire.  They offer support and education around hate crime of all kinds and the session will give you a better insight into their work.

THE RIGHT START: MONITORING AND EVALUATION

When

13/12/2018 –

9:30am to 12:30pm

Where

Quaker Meeting House, 2 Miller Street, Newcastle-under-Lyme, ST5 1QJ.

Who should attend:

This session is aimed at managers, project officers and anyone with responsibility for monitoring and evaluation.

EFFECTIVE BID WRITING

When

16/01/2019 –

9:30am to 4:30pm

Where

Sacred Heart Church | Silverlink Road | Tamworth | B77 2EA

This training is funded by Staffordshire County Council. To access this session for FREE you must be a member of Support Staffordshire or Staffordshire Council of Voluntary Youth Services. Support Staffordshire reserves the right to charge you for your booking if you are not a member.

THE RIGHT START: COMMITTEE AND TRUSTEE ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

When

17/01/2019 –

9:30am to 12:30pm

Where

The Salvation Army | Salisbury Street | Leek | ST13 5EE

This training is funded by Staffordshire County Council. To access this session for FREE you must be a member of Support Staffordshire or Staffordshire Council of Voluntary Youth Services. Support Staffordshire reserves the right to charge you for your booking if you are not a member.

100% OF PREVIOUS PARTICIPANTS SAID THEY WOULD RECOMMEND THIS COURSE.  

Who should attend:

This session is aimed at new or existing committee members and trustees who would like to know more about their role and responsibilities.

THE RIGHT START: WRITING GOOD POLICIES AND PROCEDURES

When

22/01/2019 –

1:30pm to 4:30pm

Where

Codsall Village Hall | Wolverhampton Road | Codsall | South Staffordshire | WV8 1PL

This training is funded by Staffordshire County Council. To access this session for FREE you must be a member of Support Staffordshire or Staffordshire Council of Voluntary Youth Services. Support Staffordshire reserves the right to charge you for your booking if you are not a member.

THE RIGHT START: INVOLVING VOLUNTEERS

When

29/01/2019 –

1:30pm to 4:30pm

Where

The Hub | 17 Eastgate Street | Stafford | ST16 2LZ

This training is funded by Staffordshire County Council. To access this session for FREE you must be a member of Support Staffordshire or Staffordshire Council of Voluntary Youth Services. Support Staffordshire reserves the right to charge you for your booking if you are not a member.

RUNNING EFFECTIVE COMMITTEE OR TRUSTEE MEETINGS

When

31/01/2019 –

9:30am to 12:30pm

Where

Bradwell Lodge Community Centre | Bradwell Lane | Newcastle-under-Lyme | ST5 8PS

DELIVERED BY SUPPORT STAFFORDSHIRE

Who should attend:

This course is aimed at individuals responsible for leading or chairing meetings as well as those who attend them.

Overview:

Are your organisation’s committee or trustee meetings too long? Is there a struggle to make decisions? Are there committee members who regularly cause difficulties and disrupt the flow of meetings? This course will provide the tools to better manage meetings, keep things on track and alleviate frustrations.

MINUTE TAKING

When

06/02/2019 –

9:30am to 12:30pm

Where

The Salvation Army | Salisbury Street | Leek | ST13 5EE

DELIVERED BY SUPPORT STAFFORDSHIRE

Who should attend:

This course is aimed at anyone who takes minutes in committee or board meetings and administrators who need to record meetings.

THE RIGHT START: INCOME GENERATION AND FUNDING

When

07/02/2019 –

9:30am to 12:30pm

Where

Bradwell Lodge Community Centre | Bradwell Lane | Newcastle-under-Lyme | ST5 8PS

This training is funded by Staffordshire County Council. To access this session for FREE you must be a member of Support Staffordshire or Staffordshire Council of Voluntary Youth Services. Support Staffordshire reserves the right to charge you for your booking if you are not a member.

THE RIGHT START – BASIC MARKETING PRINCIPLES

When

13/02/2019 –

9:30am to 12:30pm

Where

Sacred Heart Church | Silverlink Road | Tamworth | B77 2EA

This training is funded by Staffordshire County Council. To access this session for FREE you must be a member of Support Staffordshire or Staffordshire Council of Voluntary Youth Services. Support Staffordshire reserves the right to charge you for your booking if you are not a member.

THE RIGHT START: ADULT SAFEGUARDING AWARENESS

When

25/02/2019 –

1:30pm to 4:30pm

Where

Support Staffordshire (East Staffordshire) | Voluntary Services Centre | Union Street | Burton upon Trent | DE14 1AA

This training is funded by Staffordshire County Council. To access this session for FREE you must be a member of Support Staffordshire or Staffordshire Council of Voluntary Youth Services. Support Staffordshire reserves the right to charge you for your booking if you are not a member.

VOLUNTEER MANAGEMENT

When

27/02/2019 –

9:30am to 4:30pm

Where

Haling Dene Centre | Cannock Road | Penkridge | Stafford | ST19 5DT

To qualify for the member rate you must be a member of Support Staffordshire. Support Staffordshire reserves the right to charge the full rate for your booking if you are not a member.

Who should attend:

This course is aimed at volunteer managers and co-ordinators or anyone with responsibility for managing volunteers.

HEALTH AND SAFETY AND PREMISES MANAGEMENT

When

04/03/2019 –

1:30pm to 4:30pm

Where

Support Staffordshire (East Staffordshire) | Voluntary Services Centre | Union Street | Burton upon Trent | DE14 1AA

DELIVERED BY SUPPORT STAFFORDSHIRE

Who should attend:

This course is aimed at individuals responsible for health and safety in the workplace and those who manage buildings or rooms.

THE RIGHT START: WRITING BASIC BUSINESS PLANS

When

06/03/2019 –

1:30pm to 4:30pm

Where

Cannock Chase Children’s Centre, Cannock Road, Cannock, WS11 5BU

This training is funded by Staffordshire County Council. To access this session for FREE you must be a member of Support Staffordshire or Staffordshire Council of Voluntary Youth Services. Support Staffordshire reserves the right to charge you for your booking if you are not a member.