Helping you to support your communities
If you want to support your community or your organisation or refresh your own skills and knowledge we can help. We have a range of relevant, practical training, events and resources to help you.
Management is efficiency in climbing the ladder of success; leadership determines whether the ladder is leaning against the right wall. Stephen Covey
Our staff (paid or unpaid Volunteers) are vital to the success of our organisations and our most important asset. Supporting them is a key role in any organisation if it wants to become or remain successful. This section is where you will find the Learning and Development opportunities to help provide the skills and knowledge you need.
COVID-19 Notice: All our training and events are being delivered ‘Live’ online
COVID-19 Notice: All our training and events are being delivered 'Live' online
A practical and empowering course for newly appointed managers or for those considering taking their first steps into management
Topic covered include: What is a manager and what do they do? What makes an effective manager? Planning and preparing yourself for the role
Do you spend your days jumping from one urgent task to another? Do you live from one funding pot to another?
This course has been designed to to help you Lead and not only Manage the organisation in order to be sustainable. It will help you to organise yourself and realise your strengths
A bespoke course for VCSE Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL), Deputy DSL or Safeguarding Trustee.
This course provides the foundations to support you to fulfil your safeguarding responsibilities. incl. Charity Commission reporting, creating a safe culture, role boundaries etc
Volunteers enrich and enhance our community services but do you know the legal implications that organisations need to be aware of?
This session introduces your statutory obligations in relation to:rnEmployment law and volunteers, Under 16 year olds, expenses, insurance liability
The session covers the first stages of volunteer management from preparing for involving volunteers, attracting the right volunteers through to getting them started. This course includes:
What is Volunteer Management and why people get involved?rnHow to prepare your group to involve volunteers and attract the right kind of volunteers?rnHow to turn interest into action
Do you know how to support and keep volunteers engaged with you? Volunteers are priceless so learn how to keep them , their knowledge, skills and passion engaged with your organisation.
Participants will be challenged to think beyond what’s needed and gain an understanding of today’s volunteers and what your organisation needs to do
An exploration into how organisations engage and galvanise volunteers and what can be done to change this current approach in order to address the exciting response currently seen in our communities.
As our communities continue 'to do things differently' how can we adapt our approach to volunteering as a response to this emerging need?
A great chance to get and give support if you are a Volunteer Manager in Suffolk.
Pour yourself a cup of tea or coffee and join our Good Neighbour Network Development Officer for a relaxed virtual coffee morning via Zoom to have a friendly chat, network, talk about community volunteering and being neighbourly.
Open to you if you are already volunteering in your community, interested in getting involved, already a Good Neighbour, or are part of a community response or Mutual Aid group.
Community Action Suffolk On demand resources
If you can’t find what you are looking for or need the flexibility to learn at different times and at your own pace this section is for you.
Other On demand resources
If you cannot find what you want within our current training programmes please talk to us and we see if we can help you further.