GVS Training

GVS offer an extensive range of training courses highly relevant to the Voluntary Sector.

Recruiting, Selecting and Managing Volunteers

Thursday 25th January 2018 or Wednesday 28th March 2018 from 9:45am – 1:00pm

Barry Community Enterprise Centre, Skomer Road, BARRY, CF62 9DA
Price: £20 (Discounted GVS member price)

An ideal training course if you are new to managing volunteers or would like a refresher.

At the end of the session you will be able to:

  • Identify existing and new volunteering roles for volunteers
  • Identify where to recruit volunteers
  • Establish an effective selection procedure
  • Establish a simple guide for managing volunteers


Get Ready To Tender (GVS Briefing Session)

Tuesday, 30th January 2018  - 10.00am to 12.00 noon
Barry Community Enterprise Centre, Skomer Road, BARRY, CF62 9DA
Price: £5

Do you want to get your organisation ready for tendering? Want to learn the basics? Then come along to our briefing session!

At the end of the session, you will be able to:

  • improve your understanding of the differences between grants and contracts
  • increase your knowledge in the area of tendering
  • provide guidance about the tendering process
  • explore the potential of joint working when considering public service delivery

This session will be valuable to Trustees, Managers, Staff and Volunteers of organisations who may be considering tendering for the first time and want to get themselves "up to speed".

Places are limited  - to book your place, please book via Eventbrite on the following link https://www.eventbrite.com/e/get-ready-to-tender-tickets-39118501491


4th GDPR Briefing Session organised in the Vale

Thursday, February 15th 2018 – 2pm to 4pm
Barry Community Enterprise Centre, Skomer Road, BARRY CF62 9DA
Cost: £5.00 including light refreshments

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is due to come into force on 25 May 2018. The new legislation impacts on all aspects of voluntary sector activity from marketing to fundraising, from HR to IT, and all organisations need to take steps to prepare.

This half-day briefing session will:

  • Give an overview of the new concepts and approaches in the GDPR
  • Outline the legal bases for processing personal data and the conditions for getting consent from individuals
  • Discuss what must be included in privacy notices and when they must be issued
  • Review the rights of individuals under the GDPR, including changes to data subject access requests
  • Discuss the new obligations on data processors and the requirements for third-party contact

By the end of the session, you will have a solid overview of all of the above and be in a better position to prepare for the changes ahead.

To book a place, please go to our Eventbrite page (link below).



Safeguarding under the Act (GVS Briefing Session)

Wednesday, 28th February 2018  - 1.30 pm to 4.00 pm
Barry Community Enterprise Centre, Skomer Road, BARRY, CF62 9DA
Cost: £5.00

If you, or your organisation, works with Children or Vulnerable Adults, this briefing session is for you.

This Briefing Session will explore what the Social Services and Well-Being (Wales) Act says about safeguarding and what it means for Third Sector providers. There will also be an opportunity to ask questions to the Safeguarding Experts.

Places are limited - please book your place via Eventbrite on the following link
www.eventbrite.com/e/safeguarding-under-the-act-tickets-39327808534 or search for “Glamorgan Voluntary Services” on www.eventbrite.co.uk



Setting up a personal Facebook Account – 1-2-1 practical session

Date: Your choice, just contact GVS

Price: GVS price £10 per hour (average session lasts 2 hours)

This 1-2-1 session is ideal for people who would like to use Facebook but would benefit from support to set up an account.  The session will include:

  • A brief introduction to Facebook
  • Setting up your own account using your personal information
  • An overview of security settings including altering your privacy to suit your requirements
  • Posting news, adding images and videos and interacting with others

The cost of the session is £10 per hour, per person, with the average session lasting two hours. If you are interested in booking, please contact Mark Stillman at GVS, e-mail: mark@gvs.wales, tel: 01446 741706 with your availability.

This session is an excellent introduction for our Facebook training – “Setting up a Facebook page for your organisation” for which you need to have a personal account.



Additional IT 1-2-1 based courses (delivered by GVS)
GVS is offering computer based IT training in Microsoft Office including Word, Publisher and Access on a 1-2-1 basis. The price of this training for a three hour session costs from just £30 per delegate (up to a maximum of £50 depending on your group’s income). Please contact GVS before enclosing your fee. IT training can be tailored to suit the needs of your organisation.

Additional IT 1-2-1 based courses (delivered by an external trainer)
GVS is able to offer additional courses for its members delivered by a local trainer. The course being offered is an Introduction to Microsoft Excel. The course fees are £60 for 3 hours per delegate.

All prices detailed above are GVS member rates; please contact GVS for non-member rates. If you would like to book on any of the courses detailed above, either contact GVS using the form below, e-mail us or telephone: 01446 741706 unless otherwise stated.