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Involving Volunteers - Managing Risks

This one day course introduces participants to risk assessment and ways in which risk can be managed within your volunteer programme.

Organisations that involve volunteers are well aware of the benefits they bring.  However, they are not always adequately prepared for things going wrong which may cause significant harm to the volunteer, service users or beneficiaries, colleagues or the organisation itself.

The process of risk assessment is designed to enable you to control and minimise risk and its impact.  No activity is risk free and even with good planning it may be impossible to eliminate the risks from any activity.  However, if something does go wrong, good risk management should help to minimise the impact of the event.

There are a number of very good reasons why volunteer involving organisations should take the time to assess risk:

  • To protect their organisation and its resources;
  • To protect volunteers, service users and beneficiaries;
  • To reassure funders; and
  • To maximise effectiveness through applying good practice to address areas of potential weakness.

Ultimately, however, it is worth assessing risk in your volunteer programme because you value your volunteers and want to ensure that, as far as possible, they do not suffer harm arising from volunteering.

Risk assessment is an important tool to help organisations meet this responsibility.  It is an essential part of good volunteer management.

This course can be booked through our Training Calendar. Places are limited and allocated on a first come first served basis.

This course is also available as Tailored Training if you would like us to deliver it for your organisation.

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