In March, secretary of Acompalia had the opportunity to participate in the course “Developping a Volunteer Plan” given by the Granada Volunteering Platform. This Platform offers support, information about different subjects and free courses on volunteering to not-for-profit organisations in the province.
In March, I (Mabel Tarragona) had the opportunity to participate in the course “Developping a Volunteer Plan” given by the Granada Volunteering Platform.
This Platform offers support, information about different subjects and free courses on volunteering to not-for-profit organisations in the province.
Immersed as we are in the project of finding and creating a team of volunteers to accompany and help as much as possible the palliative patients in the Hospital Santa Ana de Motril, this training was necessary for an effective management of this process.
The Volunteer Plan is an essential tool for a not-for-profit organisation such as Acompalia, which aims to provide accompaniment and palliative care through groups of volunteers.
And not only because this Plan is essential for receiving grants and subsidies with regards to our volunteering, efforts, but also because it can provide valuable guidelines for our NGO to consolidate a group of volunteers who are sufficiently motivated, trained and informed to successfully complete our Social Work.
An efficient Volunteer Plan must include the NGO’s data and state as clearly and as many details as possible its mission, objectives, etc. It must also include the description of the type of volunteers needed as well as the updated Volunteering Law, with information about the rights and also the duties of volunteers, the activities to be carried out, and all the relevant information in this aspect. It needs to state the models of recruitment, induction, training, management, monitoring and even farewell … as well a legion of other details.
The Volunteer Plan is as complex a task as a necessary one, and the more this concept is understood and accepted, the greater the benefits.
In addition, the more members of our NGO become involved in its creation, development and implementation, the more the plan will become the useful tool we all need it to be.
Your help is always more than welcome.
Sending everyone my best.