Upcoming CVS Training

All sessions below are delivered virtually. If there is training you would like to attend but can't make the proposed date please contact enquiries@cvsce.org.uk.

Training costs:

  • Introductory courses:  £10 CVS members, £40 non-members
  • Advanced courses:      £20 CVS members, £80 non-members
     

Introduction to Safeguarding - Thursday 20th June, 10am-12pm on Zoom  (tfaforms.com)
This virtual session is designed to ensure that the people involved with your organisation understand what safeguarding is and how to deal with any safeguarding issues.

Introduction to Trustee Roles and Responsibilities - Wednesday 3rd July, 1pm-3pm on Zoom  (tfaforms.com)
This virtual session provides an overview of the roles and responsibilities of a trustee of a small group or charity. During this course you will have the opportunity to understand the different ways that a trustee can contribute to the organisation and the importance of the role in the governance of the charity.

Boundaries Training - Monday 8th July, 3pm-5pm on Zoom (tfaforms.com)
It is difficult for staff, and especially for volunteers to know what boundaries should exist between them and service users, and what to do if these are being broken. This training will look at how staff and volunteer maintain professional boundaries with service users and with each other.

Introduction to Social Media Training - Wednesday 24th July, 1pm-2:30pm on Zoom (tfaforms.com)
Dive into the world of social media with our beginners training session; designed to equip staff and volunteers with the basic skills needed to use Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn effectively. In this course, participants will explore the fundamentals of social media communication and engagement. We will cover profiles & pages, crafting posts, and key platform features.

Volunteers and the Law - Thursday 10th and 17th October, 10am-12pm on Zoom (tfaforms.com)
Do you know your legal responsibilities to your volunteers? This 2-part virtual course will help you understand legislation, volunteer agreements, how to avoid risk, and gain awareness of the common pitfalls facing volunteering for organisations.

Introduction to Grant Applications - Monday 4th November, 1pm-3pm on Zoom (tfaforms.com)
Ideal for community and voluntary organisations who are new to applying for grant funding. This session will take you through the crucial steps you need to take to help you ensure your organisation has the best chance of success with your grant bids.

Introduction to Volunteer Management - Thursday 21st November, 10am-12pm on Zoom (tfaforms.com)
Is your organisation volunteer ready? Come along and find out more about how your organisation can effectively involve volunteers. This short session is aimed at people who are new to managing volunteers or refresher training for existing volunteer managers

Introduction to Safeguarding - Monday 2nd December, 6:30pm-8:30pm on Zoom (tfaforms.com)
This 2-hour virtual session is designed to ensure that the people involved with your organisation understand what safeguarding is and how to deal with any safeguarding issues.

2025 Training

Introduction to Trustee Roles & Responsibilities - Thursday 16th January, 10am-12pm on Zoom (tfaforms.com)
This virtual session provides an overview of the roles and responsibilities of a trustee of a small group or charity. During this course you will have the opportunity to understand the different ways that a trustee can contribute to the organisation and the importance of the role in the governance of the charity.

Boundaries - Wednesday 29th January, 10am-12pm on Zoom  (tfaforms.com)
Can people be friends, can you exchange presents, can someone come to your house? This training will look at how staff and volunteers maintain professional boundaries with service users and with each other.

Volunteers and the Law (2-part) - Tuesday 11th and 18th February, 1pm-3pm on Zoom (tfaforms.com)
Do you know your legal responsibilities to your volunteers? This 2-part virtual course will help you understand legislation, volunteer agreements, how to avoid risk, and gain awareness of the common pitfalls facing volunteering for organisations.

Introduction to Grant Applications - Wednesday 19th March, 6:30pm-8:30pm on Zoom (tfaforms.com)
Ideal for community and voluntary organisations who are new to grant funding or would like a refresher. This session will take you through the crucial steps you need to take to help you ensure your organisation has the best chance of success with your grant bids.

Introduction to Volunteer Management - Tuesday 8th April, 1pm-3pm on Zoom  (tfaforms.com)
Is your organisation volunteer ready? Come along and find out more about how your organisation can effectively involve volunteers. This short session is aimed at people who are new to managing volunteers or refresher training for existing volunteer managers.

 

CVS Bespoke and Private Training Sessions

If you would like to expand the skills, knowledge, abilities and agility of your team we've got you covered. We at CVS provide a variety of expert-led training opportunities, from requisite or essential training for people working or volunteering in the sector to specialist training in fields like grant writing and trusteeship. We hold both in-person and virtual training sessions (details found in each training description). Session costs available on request, with a substantial discount for CVS members!

Foundation for Funding Support

  • Are you struggling with funding?
  • Is your team more reactive than proactive?
  • Are there developments that you never have time to implement? 

As part of the CVS service we offer all members guidance on building a strong foundation for funding, this includes looking critically at your organisation and developing your strategic plan. Please contact enquiries@cvsce.org.uk to find out more.

If you would like an in-depth look at your strategy we offer paid-for consultancy services which can read more about here; Paid For Services.

Bespoke Training Sessions

Does your team need training as a group?

We can provide bespoke training sessions for your organisation tailored to your specific needs. Bespoke sessions can be virtual or in-person or at a venue and times that are suitable for you.

Please contact enquiries@cvsce.org.uk to arrange a session and to learn more.

 VCFSE Essentials Course

Do your volunteers and staff have the essential training to work in the VCFSE sector? This private course will guide you through the basic training for working or volunteering in the sector and will enable your team to work compliantly. It is also useful refresher training.

Please contact enquiries@cvsce.org.uk to arrange a session at a day and time suitable for you.

Modules include the 5 topics below, but we can also cover other topics (e.g., GDPR) and adjust the content to match your team’s needs.

  • Safeguarding
  • Boundaries
  • Equality & Diversity
  • Mental Health Awareness
  • Cyber security