Keeping Cork Active
Keeping Cork Active

Volunteer Support Workshops


Volunteers play a vital role in supporting people of all ages and abilities in our communities to get and stay active.

Cork Sports Partnership has teamed up with the Cork Volunteer Centre to host a number of FREE volunteer support workshops and training sessions over the coming months to help volunteers, clubs, groups and community organisations maximise their volunteer programme across a number of key areas including;

  • Volunteer Strategy & Recruitment
  • Volunteer Support, Supervision and Recognition
  • Supporting Volunteers with Additional Support Needs
  • Dealing with Difficult Behaviour
  • Garda Vetting
  • Social Media for Clubs and Community Groups

The current environment has placed considerable pressure on the community and voluntary sector and the ever-changing circumstances mean that administering volunteering roles, responsibilities and opportunities is adapting all the time.

These workshops and training sessions seek to support the many individuals, organisations and agencies that involve volunteers across Cork communities

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Volunteer Support, Supervision & Recognition

Date: Thursday 29/09/2022

Time: 18:30 – 20:00

  • Induction and volunteer agreements
  • Support and supervision
  • Recognition
  • Exit Interviews

Your volunteer starts today! What do you do now? This session will help you put in place a comprehensive management process to ensure your volunteer programme runs smoothly.

Garda Vetting Basics

Date: Wednesday 12/10/2022

Time: 18:30 – 20:00

  • Vetting Legislation
  • Who Should be Garda Vetted
  • Other Screening Options

Do you work with children or vulnerable people? Are your staff or volunteers Garda Vetted? This workshop will help you to identify those who require vetting within your organisation.

Managing Volunteers with Additional Support Needs

Date: Thursday 27/10/2022

Time: 18:30 – 20:00

  • Identify different support needs
  • Recognise & acknowledge the barriers people with additional support needs face when volunteering
  • The benefits to an organisation of diversifying its volunteer base.

Do you have volunteers with additional support needs? This workshop will support you to create a diverse and inclusive space where volunteers feel supported to carry out their duties.

Dealing with Difficult Behaviour

Date: Thursday 24/11/2022

Time: 18:30 – 20:00

  • Examine ways of approaching problems
  • Learn problem-solving techniques

Difficult situations can & do arise. How can you prepare for them? This interactive workshop will guide you through a number of scenarios where difficult situations arise and will equip you with the tools to deal with them.

Social Media for Community Sports Clubs & Organisations

Date: Thursday 08/12/2022

Time: 18:30 – 20:00

  • An understanding of the various Social Media Platforms
  • How we use Social Media
  • Finding our Story

Do you look after the social media accounts for your club or organisation? Learn how to maximise your potential on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook and become empowered to narrate your organisation’s story.

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