The Association of Volunteer Managers is holding its first AGM on Tuesday 23rd September at Scope.
The profile of volunteer management has never been as high. Riding on the crest of the volunteering policy agenda, it has its own â€˜Action Groupâ€™ as part of the Commission on the Future of Volunteeringâ€™s continuation work, and the Office of the Third Sector is currently developing its plans for how to spend the Â£4million it has committed to training volunteer managers and volunteers.
Open to both members and non-members, the AGM will be your chance to hear from both Volunteering England and the Office of the Third Sector on how they see volunteer management developing.
You will also help shape and influence part of the National Support Service to modernise volunteering, funded by CapacityBuilders. This work aims to help organisations engage a greater diversity of volunteers and develop sustainable ways of working. Red Foundation is leading on a strand of work that is exploring new ways to involve and work with volunteers and will be seeking your views on the potential that social networking has in engaging and supporting volunteers and volunteer managers. It is vital that you take this opportunity to influence how this develops.
Speakers:Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Justin Davis-Smith, Chief Executive, Volunteering England
John Knights, Head of Volunteering Policy, Office of the Third Sector
Discussion:Â Â Â Â Â Â The potential social networking has in engaging and encouraging volunteer-led activity led by Red Foundation (Part of Capacitybuildersâ€™ workstream on Modernising Volunteering)
When:Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Tuesday, 23rd September 1.45pm â€“ 4.30pm (lunch available from 1.15pm)
Where: Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Scope, 6 Market Road, London, N7 9PW
Cost:Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Free – travel bursaries will be available to AVM members
Who:Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Anybody involved in managing volunteers, both members and non-members of AVM
Places are limited so please confirm your attendance to firstname.lastname@example.org with any access requirements. If you intend to have lunch, please let us know with your dietary requirements.
Sponsored by Red Foundation and the National Support Services partnership