Training

Affordable, local training covering a range of topics to help your community group or organisation thrive!

 

South Somerset Volunteer Coordinator Meeting
Do you manage or Coordinate Volunteers? Join us at our next meeting for the opportunity to learn, talk about specific volunteering topics, and exchange ideas and experiences with your voluntary sector peers. The topic for this meeting will be Dealing with Difficult Situations.
Thursday 8th November | 10 am to 11:30am | Yeovil | FREE Admission find out more and book

 

Mental Health Aware
A half-day session to help raise your awareness of mental health. Upon completion of this course you will receive a Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) manual to keep and refer to whenever you need it. You will also receive a certificate to say you are MHFA Aware.
Thursday 22nd November | 9am to 1pm | Yeovil | Admission £40 find out more and book
Tuesday 22nd January | 9am to 1pm | Wells | Admission £40 find out more and book

 

Mendip Volunteer Coordinator Meeting
Do you manage or Coordinate Volunteers? Join us at our next meeting for the opportunity to learn, talk about specific volunteering topics, and exchange ideas and experiences with your voluntary sector peers. The topic for this meeting will be Volunteers and the Law.
Thursday 6th December | 12pm to 2pm | Wells | FREE Admission find out more and book

 

GDPR and Cyber Security
The new regulations came into effect in May this year, however your responsibilities around GDPR are ongoing and should be reviewed regularly. At this session you will learn about the principles of GDPR and cyber security, and how to develop your practical 6-point plan for getting your organisation safe, secure and compliant.
Tuesday 27th November | 9:30am to 12:30om | Crewkerne |Admission £35 find out more and book
Tuesday 12th February | 9:30am to 12:30om | Wells |Admission £35 find out more and book

 

Getting the Most out of Social Media
This interactive session is aimed at organisations that already have Social Media accounts, and are looking to increase their reach and engagement. You'll get tips on creating compelling and shareable content, and find out how social media can be used to engage with your supporters/customers and drive campaigns.
Tuesday 15th January | 9:30am to 12:30am | Burnham on Sea | Admission £35 find out more and book
Thursday 29th January | 9:30am to 12:30am | Wells | Admission £35 find out more and book

 

Basic Awareness Child Protection
Aimed at staff and volunteers who do not hold a designated role in child protection, this session will give a basic overview of your safeguarding and child protection responsibilities. It includes information about the different types of abuse and what to do if you have concerns about a child, along with the latest information around legislation and local practices.
Thursday 31st January | 9:30am to 12:30pm | Wincanton | Admission £40 find out more and book

 

Projects - Evidence, Outcomes and Impact.
This session will be useful for anybody working within the voluntary sector who is involved with the planning, development and management of projects. We'll look at how to measure the impact of your projects, how to report on outcomes for things like funding applications, and how to to understand what works, when, and why.
Wednesday 13th February | 9:45am to 12:45pm | Burnham on Sea | Admission £30 find out more and book

Thursday 11th July | 9:45am to 12:45pm | Crewkerne | Admission £30 find out more and book

 

Excellent training session. It was well organised and Susi is a very good trainer, mixing short brainstorming sessions, relevant PowerPoint slides, humour and information into a great package.

Annette, Balsam Centre, Recruiting & Retaining Volunteers, April 2018