Everything new starters need to know about the voluntary sector
Foundations for the third sector (F4S3) is an induction programme for people who have recently started working in the voluntary sector; new entrants, recent college graduates, those who have made a career change, or volunteered for 18 months or less.
A free pilot course will provide new volunteers and staff with a complete understanding of how the voluntary sector functions and includes:
- Understanding the sector
- Voluntary sector skills
The programme is made up of four modules, each of which consists of two classroom workshops, two recorded webinars and two live webinars. It has been designed to encourage learners to incorporate the learning from the workshops in their daily work through practical examples, case studies, research, and presentations. As learners complete each level of the programme, they will earn a digital badge.
The course is made up of four one day classroom workshops, followed by four one-hour recorded webinars and four one-hour live webinars. There are also assessments to complete.
- Workshop 1: Landscape of the voluntary sector
Thursday 20 January 2022 – Cardiff | 9am to 4pm
- Webinar 1: My organisation within the wider sector
Tuesday 25 January 2022 – Online | 1 hour
- Workshop 2: Public policy & advocacy
Thursday 27 January 2022 – Cardiff | 9am to 4pm
- Webinar 2: My organisation’s big advocacy ask
Tuesday 1 February 2022 – Online | 1 hour
- Workshop 3 – Professional skills necessary to work in the voluntary sector
Thursday 3 February 2022 – Cardiff | 9am to 5pm
- Webinar 3: My organisation & approaches to operations
Tuesday 8 February 2022 – Online | 1 hour
- Workshop 4: Personal skills necessary to work in the voluntary sector
Thursday 10 February 2022 – Cardiff | 9.30am to 5pm
- Webinar 4: My organisation & personal development
Tuesday 15 February 2022 – Online | 1 hour
HOW TO TAKE PART – PILOT STUDY
The pilot training programme will be delivered in Wales during early 2022. To register your interest in the programme please email email@example.com. Closing date Friday 10 December 2021.
Spaces are limited and will be allocated following the closing date. You will be asked to confirm that you can commit to completing all modules and assessment. You will need to complete assessments before attending the live webinars.
Visit the WCVA website for further information on the F4S3 project.