Spark Training programme 2021

Affordable webinars and bite-size online learning sessions, for Somerset charities and community groups. here's what's coming up:

Covid Community Champions Induction

Join our growing network of Covid Community Champions, and help slow the spread of the virus where you live and work. After attending this short online induction, we'll provide regular updates on Covid-19 and local health and wellbeing support which you can then share with your community, and help keep people informed, safe and well. This session is free to attend.

Tuesday 2nd February, 7pm to 8:30pm

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Volunteer Management

Aimed at volunteer managers, this is an opportunity to look at how you can welcome a diverse range of volunteers into your organistion, and how to structure a positive and valuable experience for them as they develop into productive members of your team. We will explore good practice in volunteer management, how to streamline processes, and how to ensure your volunteers feel happy, supported and engaged. This session costs £10 per person to attend.

Tuesday 23rd February, 9:30am to 12:30am



Child Protection Basic Awareness

Aimed at VCSE staff and volunteers who work with children, this half-day session will cover current legislation, referral mechanisms and information sharing. We will also look at the categories of abuse, roles, responsibilities and boundaries, early help assessment, safer working practices, and whistle blowing procedures. This session is free to attend but spaces are limited to 2 per organisation.

Tuesday 20th April, 1:30pm to 6pm

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You can catch up on our previous webinars on our YouTube channel

An excellent webinar covering all the important topics around setting up community support and mutual aid groups in an emergency. It helped to confirm some of our practice, improve other aspects and answer questions we had been guessing at.

Webinar participant, April 2020.

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