Retail Volunteering Networking Event
Are you thinking about how you can get the most out of your Retail Volunteers?
Have you thought about having volunteer run shops?
Are you looking at how best to recruit and retain retail volunteers?
This special Network Day has been designed to focus specifically on sharing experiences of about how we can make the most of our retail volunteers while providing them with Safe and brilliant experiences.
Book your place at Retail Volunteering Networking Event
This event is kindly supported and hosted by Nightingale Hammerson.
Nightingale Hammerson
105 Nightingale Lane, London SW12 8NB
NOTE: Please do not bring any food or drinks to the venue other than water as all food on site needs to be kosher. Any other food or drink brought to the event will not be allowed on site.
10:00am Arrivals, Tea and coffee and Informal networking
10:30am Welcome from AVM
10:35am Structured networking
11:00am Rising staff costs are becoming a real issue for charity retailers. Save the Children runs 120 shops with no paid shop management and only 20 with. How do they do it?
Diane Eyre – Head of Retail – Save the Children
This workshop is an introduction to Save the Children`s approach to running volunteer self-managing charity retail chain. We will share with you our history, current state and future plans alongside our overall approach.
There will be opportunity for you to think about your current situation and how you can adopt or adapt a similar approach.
12.00pm Keeping pace with retail
Karen Allsop – Head of Volunteering Development – Blue Cross & Liz Reed – Volunteering Business Partner – Blue Cross
Outlining the rapid expansion of the Blue Cross retail network and the impact on their volunteering team. The benefits of taking a business partnership approach to volunteering within the retail team.
We’ll highlight some of the changes and the lessons we’ve learnt and what we would do differently as a result of what we’ve learnt and some of our plans for the future.
13:00 Lunch – To be provided
13:45pm From empty nests to social clubs. Volunteer recruitment & retention in shops at Sense.
Alex South – Volunteer Good Practice Advisor – Sense
Looking at the recruitment and retention in shops at Sense, which involves bespoke plans for shops at different stages in their volunteer recruitment journey and how it works with the “Orange Shop” concept.
14:45pm Open Space (with tea and coffee)
An opportunity for attendees to lead or request discussions on topics relevant to them, drawing on peer support to explore challenges and celebrate successes
15:45pm Final comments and evaluation
16:00pm Close
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This special Network Day has been designed to focus specifically on sharing experiences of about how we can make the most of our retail volunteers while providing them with Safe and brilliant experiences

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