Training

From time to time we run formal training for Time to Shine Delivery Partners. We also make available any remaining spaces for other people and organisations who work with older people.

Subjects have included:

  • Project Management - covering the principles of effective project management, advice on practical methods and current approaches, and action planning - for anyone trying to organise project delivery on the ground.
  • Social Isolation, Loneliness and Older People - bespoke training that draws on local and national research on the causes and what works to support people, and prevent loneliness and social isolation in the first place. This training can be as short or as long as you require.

We also run more informal sessions through our Time to Learn programme.

Forthcoming Time to Shine training sessions


How to recruit volunteers (Training) (See also Tuesday 17 October) FULL

Wednesday 21 August 2019, 10.00-3.30
Tenants Hall Enterprise Centre, LS10 4HX

This course will look at how to recruit volunteers effectively. It will cover:

  • creating a range of roles suitable for volunteers
  • creating motivational job descriptions
  • the pros and cons of using the word 'volunteer' when asking beneficiaries to 'step-up'
  • systems and good practice in your organisation
  • a chance to share concerns and get inspiration

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Taking better photographs of your activities (Training) FULL
(For Time to Shine delivery partners and small fund holders.)

Tuesday 10 September 2019, 10.00-1.00
Leodis Room, Leeds Central Library, LS1 3AB

It is tricky to take good photographs of this sort of work and people have said they would like to be able to take better photographs to do their project justice,

This is a non-technical session to help you get the best out photographs using nothing more than your smart phone, or ordinary camera. It will offer you suggestions about composition and how to make the best of the images you have taken.
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How to recruit volunteers (Training)

Tuesday 17 October 2019, 10.00-3.30 (See also Wednesday 21 August)
Killingbeck Fire Station, LS14 6UJ

This course will look at how to recruit volunteers effectively. It will cover:

  • creating a range of roles suitable for volunteers
  • creating motivational job descriptions
  • the pros and cons of using the word 'volunteer' when asking beneficiaries to 'step-up'
  • systems and good practice in your organisation
  • a chance to share concerns and get inspiration

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How to keep your volunteers by looking after them (Training)

Thursday 24 October 2019, 10.00-3.30
Age UK Leeds, LS2 8JA

This course will look at how to manage and retain the volunteers you have recruited. It will cover:

  • creating a range of roles suitable for volunteers (a quick recap for those who did not come to the August course - unsuitable roles might be the root of volunteers who leave)
  • understanding the basics of different sorts of motivation
  • creating a rewarding system for volunteers
  • creating meaningful experiences
  • the volunteer life cycle and sustainability
  • systems to manage volunteers
  • a chance to share concerns and get inspiration

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Get in touch with Time to Shine Learning Facilitator, Jessica, if you are involved with one of the Time to Shine Delivery partners and have an idea for training that you would like.

Jessica Duffy
[email protected]
0113 244 1697

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