9 Nov 2018

Do you have what it takes to be an Investing in Volunteers Assessor? WCVA is running training in the autumn for those who would like to consider undertaking this work in the future.

You need to have a competent understanding of volunteering, the ability to assess written and oral evidence, make judgements and write clear and concise reports that conform to national quality requirements.  You need to have a friendly, professional and efficient approach to working with organisations.   There is an application form for attending the course. Places are limited and only those who meet basic assessor requirements can be accepted.  The course will take place on Tuesday 27 and Wednesday 28th November 2018. Details and booking information are here.

Those who successfully complete the course would be eligible for undertaking paid Investing in Volunteers assignments in Wales.   No commitment is necessary at this stage - you may be interested in the course for your own professional development without being able to commit to undertaking assessments at this point in time. Similarly not everyone finds that assessing is their 'cup of tea'.

Many assessors, however, will tell you about the satisfaction they get from helping an organisation to improve the quality of their volunteer management, the inspiration they draw from talking to volunteers and staff face to face and the privilege they feel in getting to know an organisation 'from the inside out', in this way.

If you would like to know more, do get in touch with Fiona Liddell fliddell@wcva.org.uk

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