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Induction: Setting Volunteers up for Success

February 15 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm


This workshop is for volunteer managers and not for profit professionals who wish to refresh and review their induction and orientation practices.

This workshop will focus on the following:

  • Put yourself in their shoes as we discuss the ‘vulnerable volunteer’. 
  • Helping your volunteers understand you.
  • Preparation – first impressions count
  • What do volunteers need to know?
  • Organisation and volunteer responsibilities
  • How have you structured the role?  Exploring issues of flexibility and a trial period
  • Underpinning your activities with the National Standards

About our Presenter, Penny York  

Penny’s corporate background has spanned training, business consultancy, project 

Penny Yorkmanagement, sales, marketing, corporate communications, and public relations. Over the past twelve years her focus has been on consulting in volunteer program management, as well as designing and delivering training programs for volunteer involving organisations (VIOs).

In partnership with The Centre for Volunteering, she has shared her knowledge and skills with such organisations as:  The National Association of Community Legal Centres, Marine Rescue NSW, Australian Red Cross, Local Government and libraries, SES, ActionAid, The Cancer Council, and RSL NSW.  Penny also helps volunteer managers from a variety of VIOs through the School of Volunteer Management’s professional development and Certificate IV in Volunteer Program Coordination workshops.

Penny holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree and Masters of Business Administration from Macquarie University as well as a TAE40110 in Training and Assessment.


February 15
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
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The Centre For Volunteering
40 Gloucester StreetLevel 3
The Rocks, NSW 2000 AU


The Centre For Volunteering