South Norfolk Council's new bitesize learning.

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Originally released on 21/08/2017

South Norfolk Council is organising a series of Bitesize learning sessions to help communities get the most out of volunteering.

South Norfolk Council Cabinet member Yvonne Bendle said. ”Volunteering makes a real difference to our communities and the fantastic thing is that it helps everyone, the person doing the volunteering and the community.

”This bitesize learning will help people through the early stages of starting a community group and give them the best chance of making it a success.”

The first session, which is being held at The Old Feathers in Framlingham Pigot on 28 September, will be focussing on how to get more volunteers and how to keep them. The session will include:

- Understanding why people volunteer
- How to create roles that will play to their strengths
- How to develop your volunteers and keep them engaged
- The best ways to recognise and train your volunteers

The second session will be at The Artichoke Inn, Broome on 26 October, and will cover setting up a new community group:

- How to write and understand a constitution
- Finding the right roles for the right people
- Making sure that you know about data protection, safeguarding and insurances.

The third session of this series will be at the Swan Hotel in Harleston on 30 November and will be based on funding, looking at:

- Where you can go for funding
- When should you apply for funding
- Guest speakers will be available to discuss funding options

The sessions are from 6:30-9pm and places are limited to 20 people per session, so book yours now by emailing volunteering@s-norfolk.gov.uk.

For more details visit www.south-norfolk.gov.uk/bitesize