Do you know your legal responsibilities to your volunteers? This course will help you understand legislation, volunteer agreements, how to avoid risk, and gain awareness of the common pitfalls facing volunteering for organisations. This course is funded by Cheshire East Lifelong Learning for VCFS organistions.

Thursday 9th June, 10am-2pm - CVS Offices, Crewe

Who's it for?

Any organisation which involves volunteers and especially those managing volunteers.

All community and voluntary groups rely on volunteers to help you to run your organisation. This course will help you understand your legal responsibilities. The updated session will look at:

  • Legislation
  • Avoiding creating contracts
  • Reducing risk
  • Volunteer Agreements and paperwork
  • Expenses
  • ...and many of the common pitfalls facing volunteering involving organisations.

The session will also give hints and tips on the best way to manage your volunteers and implement good practice.

The course will be led by Helen Roger, Training and Events Co-ordinator, with specialist training by Roy Aldwin MBE , Development Officer at CVS Cheshire East. Roy has worked in both the Public and Third Sector for over 30 years with a variety of organisations and roles. Roy has extensive experience in Volunteer Management and organisational Governance, having been a CEO of a non-for-profit social enterprise and held several trustee directorships. In 2020 Roy received a National Honour for services to the third sector and was the Guardian Public Servant of the year in 2011. Roy’s experience in all the essential topics when supporting organisations are ideal to deliver the CVS training courses. 

This session links into the People section of the GRIPP Checklist.

This course is funded by Cheshire East Lifelong Learning for VCFS organisations.

Training cost:

  • Non-VCFS organisations / sole traders = £35
  • VCFS organisations = £35  £0 (funded)

*Cancellation: Non-attendance without 5 working days’ notice of cancellation will result in you being charged a £20 fee (or the full course fee for non-VCFS organisations). This cancellation fee is to cover time spent developing and delivering the course and to meet minimum funder participant requirements. If you are not able to give 5 working days’ notice you can also fill your place with someone else from your organisation and will not be charged. Please let us know as soon as possible if a colleague is taking your place on a course. Please see our cancellation policy for more information*

If there are any queries about this or any other training course please contact the Development Team on 01270 763100 or email:

Safeguarding our Learners: CVS Cheshire East is committed to safeguarding all vulnerable adults. We take any disclosure seriously and wish to create a safe environment for our learners. If anyone has any concerns or issues then please raise these with the tutor or alternatively you can contact our Chief Officer on 07792 754904.For more information please ask for a copy of our Adults Safeguarding Policy.

Please register by clicking the link below.

9th June, 2022 10:00 AM through  2:00 PM
CVS Cheshire East
Ashton House
1a Gatefield Street
Crewe, CW1 2JP
Phone: 01270 763100
Course Fee(s)
VCFS Organisation (Staff, Trustees, Volunteers, etc.) £0.00
Non-VCFS Organisation / Sole Trader £35.00