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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.

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.

Monday, 25 October 2021 - 2:00pm
Following on from the recent launch of the findings of the State of the Sector Survey; this is an opportunity to explore how those findings can be used to plan for the future within your organisation and promote the value of the Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise Sector within Bolton.
Tuesday, 26 October 2021 - 12:30pm
New to the role of recruiting, supporting and managing volunteers? Join us for an online zoom training session to learn the essentials needed to lead your volunteering team with excellence to manage your volunteers effectively.
Wednesday, 27 October 2021 - 10:00am
Safeguarding is everyone’s business and effective safeguarding is more than just having a safeguarding policy, particularly in the current climate
Monday, 1 November 2021 - 11:00am
This taster session will introduce you to the free digital, computing and IT courses on offer through Bolton College and your local community learning centre.
Tuesday, 2 November 2021 - 10:30am
So much has changed and is changing across all sectors and there are still many unknowns as we look to the future. However, there is a growing consensus that this is just the right time to do something different, to make every effort to ‘Build Back Better (Greener, Cleaner, Fairer)? Join this webinar to explore what social value challenges and opportunities can...
Friday, 5 November 2021 - 11:00am
Its Trustees Week - join us for a special TGI live session and a chance to celebrate the amazing work of trustees in the VCSE sector.
Wednesday, 10 November 2021 - 10:00am
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, 11 November 2021 - 1:30pm
This session is suitable for any current Trustees wishing to refresh their knowledge and for those considering becoming a Trustee.
Tuesday, 16 November 2021 - 2:00pm
Wednesday, 17 November 2021 - 10:00am
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...
Thursday, 18 November 2021 - 10:30am
How can your organisation be strong, safe and sustainable in the post pandemic world. We have developed a user friendly health check tool to help you create your own prioritised organisational action plan.
Wednesday, 24 November 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.