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…)

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…)

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…)

Mentoring: Who do you think you are?

By Claire Knight Tweet to @bumblebore69 AVM member and mentoring scheme participant; Strategic Partnership Manager, Macmillan Cancer Support When I was a child, this phrase was imbued with meaning far beyond its words.  What the adult saying it really meant was “you, young lady, are too big for your boots”.  It was intended to cut me (more…)

Finding a mentor…like going to the movies?

Soon after I joined the Association of Volunteer Managers (AVM) Board of Directors, the Chair, Ruth Leonard, rang me up to ask what I wanted to get out of volunteering, what was it that motivated me? I said I hoped to learn from the diverse experience of other AVM members: I wanted to progress in (more…)

The power of listening…and of new boots

By: Angela Wilson, AVM Director Returning to work following maternity leave, I realised I NEEDED to go shopping. I’d worn the same cosy, baggy jeans for several months, with my baby happily wiping her nose on whichever of my bobbly jumpers I was wearing that day. The trouble was, it had been months since I’d (more…)

AVM Mentoring Scheme

With over 400 members and growing fast, the AVM network consists of a wealth of talented people with excellent skills and experience in the field of volunteer management and leadership. We know AVM members are often keen to learn from others and develop their skills and careers. To this end, AVM has great hopes of (more…)

Renewing membership

Already a member of AVM and want to renew your individual membership? Please submit your renewal application below with any updated information and we’ll be…