FREE training: Supervising volunteers with disabilities and additional support needs

Better Futures, an accessible volunteering project with Brighton and Hove Impetus have an upcoming free training workshop on: Supervising Volunteers with Disabilities and Additional Support Needs


Thursday, 26 June 2014 from 10:00 to 16:30


Space for Change, 14 Windlesham Avenue, Brighton

Please click below for further details and to book your free place:

This is a whole day workshop, which will enable you to gain skills and confidence around accessible volunteering and to learn practical ways to make an inclusive culture for volunteers with disabilities. Throughout the day, you will access resources and fill out an action plan which is tailored for your organisation.

The course meets several standards in the best practice of managing volunteers, including the Volunteer Centre Quality Accreditation and the city-wide Brighton and Hove Volunteering Strategy.

Who is it for?

This course is suitable for anyone with responsibility for supervising volunteers, who wants to ensure that volunteers with disabilities feel welcome and supported. You may be completely new to the area of volunteering and disability, or wish to refresh your knowledge in the area.

Learning Outcomes

Participants will be able to:

  • Offer volunteers with disabilities an inclusive ‘person-centred’ supervision approach
  • ¬†Create a culture of openness in your volunteering programme, encouraging people to disclose their needs
  • Carry out a joint assessment with your volunteers, to better understand their access needs and to make appropriate adjustments
  • Conduct and review risk assessments
  • Access other examples of best practice and case studies with accessible volunteering around the UK.

If you have any questions about this workshop, please email: [email protected] or telephone 01273 229009