How to run a global online volunteer training

Group Leadership 101 project helps empower remote volunteers while building community and commitment

Trainings, workshops, gatherings and meetings: all are important tools that networks use to bring volunteers closer to the heart of the organisation.

But what do you do when you need to train volunteers spread all across the country but you don’t have the financial budget or carbon budget for an in-person training? You need to get creative if it’s not an option for staff to travel around to meet volunteers in the field one by one.

This is a good time to experiment with digital meeting tools.

Group Leadership 101!

In March and April 2014, an international group of volunteer leaders came together to test online volunteer training: Group Leadership 101. It was the first time Greenpeace volunteers have been offered the opportunity to develop skills in an international community using a multi-week online learning curriculum.

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