AVM responds to #bethehelpforce

AVM welcomes the recent announcement of #bethehelpforce, a partnership between Helpforce and the Daily Mail, encouraging more people to volunteer their time in the NHS in 2019. AVM believes in the power of volunteering to make a difference, not only to patients, but also to volunteers themselves, and every day we hear their incredible stories. (more…)

Presentations from the AVM Conference 2018

Futurology: The UK trends that may impact Volunteering by 2030 Tiger de Souza, Director (Volunteering, Participation & Inclusion), National Trust Getting past Groundhog Day: Why our leadership needs to change the conversations we’re having about volunteering Helen Timbrell, People and Organisational Development Consultant Putting Volunteering at Our Heart: England Athletics Strategy Chris Jones, CEO, England (more…)

Could you be our new Business Development Manager?

The Association of Volunteer Managers (AVM) is an independent membership body that aims to support, represent and champion people in volunteer management in the UK regardless of field, discipline or sector. It has been set up by and for people who manage volunteers. We’re at an exciting point in our development and are preparing for (more…)

Conference tickets are selling out fast!

Have you got your ticket for the volunteer management event of the year? If not, don’t delay as tickets are selling out fast, and some of the seminars are fully booked. If you’re still wondering if it’s for you, here are a few reasons why we think you should come to conference! We have three (more…)

Jewish Volunteering Network: Volunteer Management Events Seminar

AVM organisational member Jewish Volunteering Network would like to invite you to join them for expert advice for volunteer managers planning or managing a volunteer befriending schemes. Not all volunteering roles are regular or ongoing. Sometimes you just need a good team of volunteers to support your one-off events, whether it’s to raise funds or (more…)

AVM Director 2018 elections open for nominations

UPDATED: Nominations are now closed. AVM Director elections open for nominations The 2018 elections to join the board of AVM are now open for nominations. Any member is eligible to stand for election, and this is your opportunity to help shape and lead the Association of Volunteer Managers as a director. Find out more by (more…)

Jewish Volunteering Network: Volunteer Management Seminar

AVM organisational member Jewish Volunteering Network would like to invite you to join them for expert advice for volunteer managers planning or managing a volunteer befriending schemes. This session will look at the purpose of a befriending scheme, the benefits and risks involved in carrying out befriending, and what needs to happen to put in (more…)

Recruiting a new treasurer: can AVM count on you?

Do you have a head for figures? Want to help AVM thrive and grow? Got time to give to help grow the volunteer management profession? If this sounds like you – or someone you know – then AVM would like to hear from you! The AVM board is looking to co-opt someone with finance skills (more…)

Member question: training and induction for retail volunteers

AVM member Tracey Le Gallez, Head of Volunteer Development & Engagement at Sue Ryder Care, has plans to create a new suite of induction and development training for Sue Ryder’s retail volunteers. Tracey would like to hear from anyone who is able to share how they have approached the following question. How do you approach (more…)