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…)

Dealing with abuse: are criminal records checks the answer?

A big thanks to @AVMtweets and @CharityRetail – great working with you in developing content for this blog. Tomorrow, I’ll be on BBC Radio Essex, talking DBS and it’s role in safeguarding. https://t.co/jAf8Zekyt2 — Shaun Delaney (@shaundelaney) February 14, 2018 Click here to view the guidance NCVO shared in response to concerns about safeguarding and (more…)

Diversity in Volunteering: Attracting different demographics

22 February 2018, The Crypt, Christ Church, Spitalfields, 10:30 – 4:15 pm Click here to book. Interested in attracting a more diverse volunteer base? Interested in targeting volunteers from a particular demographic?   Hear from our experienced speakers on different strategies for attracting a more diverse volunteer base, as well as presentations from organisations that have identified specific demographics (more…)

Contributing to the health and care workforce strategy

Health Education England have launched their draft health and care Workforce Strategy consultation. The Strategy will be published in July 2018 to coincide with the NHS’s 70th birthday. The draft strategy sets out the current workforce landscape in the NHS and social care, and the approach to shaping the face of the NHS and social (more…)

Winning in Volunteer Management: Working together, what can we achieve?

21 September, at The Crypt, Christ Church, Spitalfields This event is looking at how we can work more closely together. Click here for more information or to book a place. Prior to the 2012 London Olympics, the government asked sporting organisations what they knew about volunteering, and they asked volunteering organisations what they knew about (more…)

Last few places available for AVM 2017: The Annual Conference. Bookings will close this week.

We’re pleased to announce that bookings for AVM 2017: The Annual Conference are at an all time high. Book your place now. As an AVM member you already receive a 50% discount on your conference booking but why not enjoy more with the early bird discount. We only have a limited number of these tickets (more…)