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EVM5 - Leading practical volunteer projects

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The resources found in this module can be used in any kind of training that you would like to adapt them for - a formal training course, informal gathering, workshop, meeting, open day, on site demonstration, online training or any other opportunity for people to learn about recruiting and retaining volunteers. There is no copyright.

EVM5 Module Content

By implementing this module you will provide people with a general understanding of the role of the leader in a volunteer project. The material available in this section will help you exploring the following:

  • Key responsibilities of a leader
  • Way of working in an inclusive manner
  • Risk Assessment

This module will help your audience to: understand the responsibilities of leader and things to take into account when leading a group of volunteers; learn techniques to help volunteers enjoying the tasks; understand the importance of tool safety talks and implement and monitor risk assessment.

The material available here will help you setting up your training course, but the way you use the resources will, obviously, depend on your audience, their situation and what, specifically, they want to achieve. The resources have been created by people working in medium to large organisations and reflect the context and culture of those organisations.

Subject Resources

The Conservation Volunteers


Woodland Trust