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Are your volunteer opportunities struggling to attract people, or people with the right interests and skills for your organisation? This online training will teach you how to enhance your volunteer role descriptions and make them stand out. Cost: £10 per participant


Who is this training for?

If you’re a paid member of staff or volunteer who's new to working with volunteers, or a more experienced leader looking to improve your skills in writing volunteer role descriptions, this training is for you.

What will I learn from this training?

The way you describe your volunteer roles can be the difference between no volunteers and a team of enthusiastic people. This training will combine tips from the worlds of journalism and advertising with your trainer’s lifetime of experience working within Nottingham CVS’ Volunteer Centre.

During this training, you’ll explore:

  • How to plan a volunteer opportunity
  • How to define a volunteer role
  • How to define your audience and create a persona
  • How to use the right language and copywriting styles
  • How to use call to actions
  • The next steps to recruiting a volunteer

Who will be delivering this training?

Dave Thomas, Volunteering Development Officer at Nottingham CVS, who has almost 50 years’ experience as a Leader of Volunteers.

How will this training be delivered?

This training will be delivered online via Zoom. It’ll be interactive and may use various tools and training methods, which the trainer will support you with using. To get the most out of this training, please make sure you have a stable internet connection, working camera and microphone, and a quiet space to join us from.


If you have any accessibility needs, please let us know on our booking form. We might be in touch to discuss any necessary adjustments we can make, so you can fully engage in the training. Closed captions can be enabled during all our online training.

How do I make a booking?

To make a secure, online booking for this training, please click the “Register Now” button and follow the instructions. Please note that payment by credit or debit card will be required.


If you have any questions about this training or have a booking query, please contact us by calling 0115 934 8400 or emailing ncvs@nottinghamcvs.co.uk.


29th January, 2025 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
NCVS interactive online session
Event Fee(s)
Standard fee per participant £10.00