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Welcome to the Stronger Together Training Programme

We offer a range of specialist training courses designed to develop the skills and knowledge of the diverse Voluntary and Community Sector in Bolton. All our courses are tailored in line with what you tell us you need and are designed to be accessible to all levels of staff and volunteers.

High Quality
All our training is delivered by suitably qualified trainers who offer a wealth of experience and up to date knowledge on current issues in their field – this way, you can be confident of a positive learning experience that aims to help your organisation be the best it can be.

Relevant
We have listened to what you tell us and have designed our specialist courses to meet the challenges of the sector. We believe in utilising the skills and knowledge that already exist within voluntary and community organisations in Bolton and where appropriate, will offer training delivered by our member organisations.

Tuesday, 27 July 2021 - 10:00am
Join our online one to one drop-in for groups looking to apply for; Bolton’s Fund Round 14 - Health and Emotional Wellbeing (up to £15K) and/or Bolton’s Fund Round 15 - Connecting People (up to £5K)
Tuesday, 27 July 2021 - 1:30pm
This network is an opportunity for individuals to connect with others who have a role in the recruitment, management and support of volunteers within their groups/organisations. Its purpose is to help you stay up to date and share good practice (and challenges) around volunteer management practice. Each meeting features input from other practitioners on their...
Wednesday, 28 July 2021 - 11:00am
The Forum aims to bring together people from a wide representation of voluntary and community groups to discuss issues and enable a collective voice.
Thursday, 29 July 2021 - 4:00pm
Join our online one to one drop-in for groups looking to apply for; Bolton’s Fund Round 14 - Health and Emotional Wellbeing (up to £15K) and/or Bolton’s Fund Round 15 - Connecting People (up to £5K)
Friday, 30 July 2021 - 11:00am
A chance for trustees and members of management committees to meet, share knowledge, information and raise issues for discussion
Friday, 30 July 2021 - 5:00pm
We currently deliver Volunteering Information Sessions specifically for groups who might have additional challenges when finding volunteering opportunities. This is a free session for anyone who may be interested in volunteering from home, remotely. We would like to reach deprived areas of Bolton and hard to reach communities to encourage them to get into...
Monday, 2 August 2021 - 11:00am
Bolton CVS recognises not everyone will be ready to volunteer straight away. This informal workshop aims to increase the confidence of those thinking about volunteering and to better understand the skills that may be asked of them.
Wednesday, 4 August 2021 - 10:00am
This session is particularly aimed at organisations providing support for children under five years old and is the second in a series of tailored sessions, delivered in partnership with Bolton Together and Bolton Start Well. The role of adults is vital in supporting early language development and a child’s ability to communicate effectively can have a...
Wednesday, 4 August 2021 - 5:00pm
Are you thinking of volunteering? Do you have some spare time and interested in helping someone…? Not sure what is next step?
Thursday, 5 August 2021 - 10:30am
How do we measure the real impact of what we do? How can we persuade funders to fund us? What evidence do we need and how do we report it?
Tuesday, 10 August 2021 - 11:30am
We have developed a Volunteer Passport scheme, supported by Bolton CVS which will provide potential volunteers with a suite of basic training sessions. The Volunteer Passport will demonstrate that individuals are ‘volunteer-ready’ to move into a wide range of volunteering opportunities within the sector in Bolton.
Thursday, 12 August 2021 - 10:00am
This session is particularly aimed at organisations providing support for children under five years old and is the third in a series of tailored sessions, delivered in partnership with Bolton Together and Bolton Start Well. The brain growth and development that take place in the first months and years of life lay the foundation for all future learning and...