OCVA is running free training for groups in Cherwell which has been funded by Cherwell District Council. This is a chance for people within the Voluntary and Community Sector in Cherwell district to receive FREE training.

As part of its support to the Voluntary and Community Sector, Cherwell District Council has agreed to fund the following training sessions from Oxford Community and Voluntary Action (OCVA)


Recruiting and Retaining Volunteers

Tuesday 16th April 2019 (10.00am – 1.00pm)
An action-packed session filled with practical suggestions and plenty of opportunities to share ideas on how to recruit volunteers and keep hold of them! Volunteer recruitment is a constant challenge for many organisations. This workshop will explore national and local trends in motivations to volunteer and barriers inhibiting volunteering. Equipped with this knowledge you will have the chance to critique current volunteer recruitment campaigns, analyse new and innovative ways for working and learn about current developments in the sector. Please complete the online registration form: Recruiting Volunteers Booking Form


Managing Volunteers

Tuesday 14th May 2019 (10.00am – 4.00pm)
The content will cover volunteer inductions, effective communication with volunteers, strategies for maintaining volunteer motivation and how to deal with difficult situations involving volunteers. There will be opportunities throughout the workshop for discussion and reflection on your current approach to volunteer management, as well as practical suggestions for you to implement. Please complete the online registration form: Managing Volunteers Booking Form


Manager’s Breakfast

Wednesday 22nd May 2019 (8.30am – 10.00am)
An opportunity for any Managers of Charities, Social Enterprises and other groups to meet to network, discover new opportunities, build your client/customer base and tap into the community in your area – all at breakfast! This is an interactive session designed to highlight the benefits of networking including the importance of forging productive relationships with key individuals/organisations. It will provide you with the opportunity to connect with other local organisations to build networks and connections. Please complete the online registration form: Manager’s Breakfast Booking Form


Big Lottery Session

Friday 14th June 2019 (10.00am – 4.00pm)
If you are in the process of applying or thinking of applying for a Reaching Communities grant from the Big Lottery then come along and discuss it with the Funding Officer covering the Thames Valley area. We are offering 30 minute appointments for up to 3 people from your organisation to talk through your ideas and get some guidance. Please complete the online registration form: Big Lottery booking form


All events will take place at Cherwell District Council, Bodicote House, White Post Rd, Bodicote, Banbury OX15 4AA.