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Creative & Cultural Skills: Understanding Volunteering

Date 22 June 2022
Time 2pm - 3:30pm
Venue Online
Organiser Creative & Cultural Skills


About the Event

'I will apply my new knowledge to redraft our volunteering policy and target volunteering opportunities to a more diverse range of people' Previous training event attendee

Volunteers are a vital part of our sector, but if you want to get the most from your organisation’s volunteers then you need to grasp the obligations, expectations and processes involved.

Creative & Cultural Skills want to help ensure you have all the basics covered for understanding the conditions that describe genuine volunteering (as opposed to unpaid work) and how this route can be positioned as a step into paid employment.

In this 90-minute session, including open Q&A, you will work through:

  • An exploration of why people volunteer, and why employers offer volunteering opportunities
  • How you can use your volunteering opportunities to aid diversity and inclusion
  • Volunteering best practice, including induction, supervision and training, and reimbursement of legitimate expenses
  • Volunteer Agreements
  • What a Voluntary Worker is and the rules that apply to this type of volunteer

This session is part of a series of Fair Access Sector Support training which has been tailored specifically for Scotland’s cultural sector, funded by Creative Scotland. It’s designed for anyone that works with volunteers and is accompanied by a Best Practice Guide to Apprenticeships, Internships and Volunteering.

Duration: 90 minutes (including breaks)

Venue: This is an online training session hosted on Zoom, the link to join will be sent to you ahead of the event.

Tickets: This is a free event for employers working in the cultural sector in Scotland. Tickets must be booked through Eventbrite. If you are unable to attend the event, please de-register on Eventbrite or let Creative & Cultural Skills know via email so they can open your space up to another organisation as spaces are limited.

Accessibility: Live captions will be available on the day using Zoom’s automatic live transcription. If you have any specific access requirements, please email

About Creative & Cultural Skills

Creative & Cultural Skills are the UK-wide agency working to create a fair, skilled and accessible cultural sector by shaping skills, education and employment best practice. Visit to find out more and follow us on Twitter for the latest news.

This training event has been supported by Creative Scotland and consequently is only available to organisations based in Scotland. Find out more about our Fair Access Sector Support programmes in England and Northern Ireland on their website. They are currently exploring funding options to make this available Wales.


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