Managing volunteers

Course ID: 281

Suitable for: Macmillan Professionals

Duration: 1 day
Format: Face-to-Face
Level: Foundation
Focusing on core knowledge and skills, and looking at how to apply some of the learning in your workplace.

The changing cancer environment
We offer an array of fundamental courses that will help you negotiate difficult situations and improve your understanding of cancer care's ever-changing landscape.

Based on Macmillan's Volunteering Quality Standards (MVQS) this course introduces you to the key principles of effective volunteer management practice.

Course objectives

Learning outcomes

  • Understand the key principles of planning for, recruiting, inducting, supporting and retaining volunteers.

  • Understand the key skills and competencies required to effectively manage volunteers.

  • Create opportunities to involve volunteers that add value to your work and achieve positive outcomes for the people your service supports.

  • Clarify where to find tools, resource and practical support with volunteer management.

Course Audience

Macmillan professionals new to volunteer management or those who currently manage volunteers and would like a refresher.


Macmillan's team of regionally-based Volunteering Advisers offer support, coaching and advice on all aspects of volunteer management to both our staff and health and social care professionals. The team have backgrounds in volunteer management, in both fundraising and health service environments, and wide experience of developing and delivering training workshops.

Request your place

This course is only available to Macmillan Professionals.

Although Macmillan Cancer Support will not charge for this event, please bear in mind that the charity incurs charges for cancellations and no-shows. Please seek permission to attend from your line manager or team if necessary before submitting your form.

Step 1

Select your preferred date and location for the Managing volunteers course.

8 courses available

Step 2

Please provide your details and any special requirements. We will contact you regarding your booking.


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