West Lancs CVS is running several training courses next month that we hope will be of interest to you.

All courses will be held at Certacs House, 10-12 Westgate, Skelmersdale, WN8 8AZ.  To book places, please contact Helen Jones via enquiries@wlcvs.org.

Our full training brochure can be found here.

Building the Strengths in your Community

Wednesday 2 November 2016 from 10am to 3pm : :  FREE

An introduction to Asset Based Community Development (ABCD) as a perspective that builds on capacities rather than on needs assessment to support long-term change locally.

It hands community development to those in the community.

The session offers you tools to help build sustainable, resilient and healthy communities.

Online Fundraising & Digital Marketing

Wednesday 9 November 2016 from 10am to 12pm  : :  £5.00 per person

Localgiving will explain how online fundraising can help your organisation become less dependent on grants, giving you the tools and freedom to raise funds from individuals who care about your cause.

We will explore:

  • Why you should be fundraising online
  • Tips for effectively communicating your work
  • Asking supporters to fundraise for your cause
  • Developing an online fundraising plan

The trainer, Joe Burns, is a former Corporate Fundraiser and is Localgiving’s North West co-ordinator.

An Introduction to Volunteering

Tuesday 15 November 2016 from 10am to 1pm : :  FREE

This course will cover:

  • Finding a volunteer position
  • Learning about what to expect from a volunteer role
  • Rights and responsibilities
  • What to do if unhappy with a volunteer position
  • Ways of using volunteering to build employment opportunities

Health Champion ‘bite size’ taster

Tuesday 29 November 2016 from 10am to 12pm : : (£5.00 per person, with discount for the full RSPH course)

This “bite-size” session is designed to give you a taster of the full Royal Society for Public Health course, health champion training.

It takes you through some key information to get you started on helping yourself and others towards healthier lives.

If you cannot join this date, and have a group and a venue/place to meet, CVS will bring the “bite size” course to you for free.