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Accredited learning for volunteers Strategic Volunteering Management Network meeting 26 th June 2013.

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1 Accredited learning for volunteers Strategic Volunteering Management Network meeting 26 th June 2013

2 Agenda for today Accredited learning session Strategic update and discussion with NCVO Strategic update from GLV Sharing information and networking

3 Summary Models of accreditation Exploration of benefits/challenges of each Identifying opportunities to develop this work within our organisations and for GLV Action planning next steps

4 Models of accreditation Bespoke in response to community need Off-the-shelf in response to community need Necessary for specific roles Recognition for general activities

5 Bespoke Lack of women in local leadership roles Women in Governance (WinG) project New learning modules accredited through OCN on Power and Diversity and Effective Local Governance at levels % of volunteers gained accreditation 200 women completed the courses

6 Off-the-shelf High levels of unemployment in the borough Enhanced Volunteering Project Using pre-accredited modules in Employability Skills, Business Administration and Customer Care Skills 73 people completing programme – 35 securing paid employment, 28 going on to longer-term training or education, and 20 people continuing to volunteer long-term

7 Necessary CAB modular training necessary to be able to volunteer at the CAB – 20,000 volunteers London Youth offering accreditation to volunteers pursuing specific roles (e.g. moving towards becoming youth workers) Delivered through front-line organisations currently

8 Recognition Offering opportunities to gain accreditation for learning gained as a result of volunteering ASDAN Certificate in Community Volunteering Building a portfolio of evidence based on volunteering experience, but not tied to a specific role or type of activity

9 Accreditation in action Karen Chillman, Volunteer Centre Croydon

10 Small group discussions Focussing on: bespoke; off-the-shelf; recognition Consider: What is the need for this in your area? What benefits/challenges would this present to your organisation (or those you support)? What role do you have in developing accredited learning in your area? What role do you think GLV has in this area? What are our next steps?


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