Training and Events for Organisations

Organisation Support Surgeries

A monthly surgery will be held in the borough for volunteering – Involving organisations (VIOs) to make an appointment to see staff from Volunteering Hounslow. These will be half day events that will be held across the borough in order to provide support where required to VIOs. The framework will be the London Volunteer Management Charter, as agreed by members of Greater London Volunteering two years ago, of which Volunteering Hounslow is a part.

So, if you have any questions or support needs, you can meet with our staff to discuss -

  • volunteer roles
  • recruitment
  • management
  • reward / recognition
  • any other volunteer programme needs

Support Surgeries will take place on the second Tuesday of each month at the CAN mezzanine from 10am - 1pm.

To book your FREE appointment, please register here.

Please note that bookings close 72 hours prior to the start of the surgery.


Volunteering Hounslow periodically offers training for volunteer-involving organisations (VIOs) in order to help them manage their volunteers and increase the effectiveness of the experience for both VIO and volunteer alike.

We also work with external partners to promote other volunteering opportunities that may be available in the borough.

Below is a list of some of the training opportunities that are currently available:

Best Practice in Volunteer Management
Whether you're new to volunteer management or a seasoned pro, this course is a great opportunity to gain or refresh your knowledge. This interactive workshop uses the London Volunteer Management Charter to cover basic and best practice in volunteer management. Topics include recruitment, dealing with issues, on going support and reward and recognition. You'll be introduced to a wide range of templates and guidance, which can be accessed through our online resource bank.
The Changing Face of Volunteering
This workshop covers the changes in the field of volunteering, such as; changing demands and motivations for volunteering, and recent research into the benefits to the volunteer being more widely accepted. You'll develop how you can respond to these challenges and opportunities, to offer an up to date and responsive volunteer programme. 
Through the eyes of the Volunteer: Inclusive Volunteering
This workshop introduces volunteer coordinators to ways in which you can make your volunteering programme and opportunities more inclusive. Several tools are introduced for helping to support volunteers, including our healthy volunteering plan. Learn from volunteers' experiences to understand how you can make your programme more accessible.
Through the eyes of the Volunteer: Settling in
This workshop equips you to conduct an effective and comprehensive induction for your new volunteers. It covers the policies and procedures needed, how to help volunteers feel part of the organisation, and how to conduct risk assessments and introduce on going support.

If you are interested in attending any of the above trainings, please get in contact with us via email stating the name of the training and how many people you would like to attend.


Volunteer Coordinators’ Forums

This is an opportunity for volunteer coordinators to meet, network and share successes and challenges. Topics vary but may include how to get the best out of Volunteer Connect, utilising employer supported volunteers and best practice. There is substantial opportunity for participant-led discussion at these where participants can raise any questions or challenges.  

Any upcoming Volunteer Coordinator Forums will be listed in our events schedule below.

Events in 2018

Date Event Time Venue Who Can Attend
05/06/18 Volunteers' Week Fair 13:00 - 16:00 The Arts Centre, Hounslow Volunteer involving organisations based in Hounslow can hold stalls to promote theri volunteering opportunities. The fair is open to the public.