Training & information sessions


The Swan Volunteer Resource Centre (SVRC) hosts various training sessions throughout the year. Some are open to all community members and others are specifically targeted to local organisations operating with the assistance of volunteers.

If you would like further information on any volunteer training session, please contact the SVRC on 9278 9690 or email

2020 Step Into Volunteering sessions

Step Into Volunteering sessions are of value to those who are looking to volunteer for the first time and those who already volunteer but are seeking different experiences. They are held at the Old Midland Courthouse, 49 Helena Street Midland from 10am - 11am. 

2020 dates:

In these sessions you will find out about:

  • The benefits of volunteering
  • Identifying the skills that you have to contribute
  • Rights and responsibilities of volunteers and volunteer involving agencies
  • How to find the right volunteering position
  • There will be guest speakers from various volunteer involving agencies

Register online by clicking on the relevant link next to your desired date. For difficulties registering, please call 9278 9690 or

Organisational Training Events 2020

Volunteer Management  – Stop Being So Nice 

Facilitated by Rob Jackson, International Guest Speaker (Rob Jackson Consulting Ltd).

Rob, who is based in the UK, has more than 26 years' experience working in the voluntary and community sector. He holds a variety of strategic development and senior management roles that have focused on leading and engaging volunteers. The online training is being run in conjunction with Town of Bassendean and City of Belmont.

This will be a three session training online, over three consecutive days from 1pm-3.15pm per session. You will have the option to register for individual sessions or all three:

September 22, 2020 - Introduction to ‘Stop Being So Bloody Nice’ and Influencing Up

People who manage volunteers are usually nice people. Unfortunately, our niceness can hold us back. With the help of Chuck Norris, Ned Flanders and Victor Meldrew we’ll explore some fundamentals necessary to help your senior leadership gain a new perspective on volunteering today and understand how their philosophy and daily actions lay the foundation for the effective volunteer involvement. Book now:

September 23, 2020 - Philosophy of volunteering

There is nothing as practical as a good theory.  In this workshop you’ll have the chance to explore what you believe about volunteering - what it is, what it isn’t, why you think that – and consider what this might mean for your work as a volunteer manager.  The workshop will be highly interactive and is always a bit provocative and a lot of fun. Book now:

September 24, 2020 - Measuring volunteering and 'Ask Rob Anything’ 

This session explores the development of methods for measuring the contribution volunteers make to an organisation and society. We’ll explore how those methods work, their pros and cons, why Volunteer Managers should measure volunteering and how to use the data you produce. We will conclude it with an open Q&A on anything volunteer engagement related. Book now:

Please call us on (08) 9278 9690 or email us at for further information.