Building bridges between volunteering and research

This is a guest post by Shaun Delaney, volunteering development manager at NCVO, overseeing strategy for volunteer management and good practice. Previously, he was head of volunteering at Samaritans and is currently a volunteer trustee of Greater London Volunteering. This was first posted on the NCVO website.  As a volunteer manager, I like my practice (more…)

Building bridges – bringing together volunteer managers and voluntary sector researchers

Ruth Leonard, Chair of AVM, reflects on last week’s Building Bridges event. On the last day of volunteers’ week 2018 I co-chaired with Angela Ellis Paine and Chris Wade, a long overdue day bringing together volunteer managers and voluntary sector researchers to better understand each others’ needs. A joint initiative between AVM, VSSM and NNVIA (more…)

 How research feeds into organisational change – Annie Bethell

Topic English Heritage has completed bi-annual surveys of their volunteers since 2010, with each survey providing valuable feedback into the success of the programme and areas to improve and address. This case study outlines how data and insight can lead to tangible change and support a volunteer strategy. It also outlines how with the support…...

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 Meaningful engagement begins with recruitment – Stephen Hill

Topic Effective recruitment preparation isn’t just about looking out to reach new people, it is also about looking in. Parkinson’s local groups now support 30,000 people and they have a UK-wide network of local advisers. As Head of Volunteering, Stephen is responsible for the volunteer component of that support network. Now in the process of…...

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 New responses to old and new challenges – Eleanor Moore

Topic The SWMDP is funded by Arts Council England to support the development of museums of all sizes across the region. Every South West museum involves volunteers and volunteers are vital to delivering a vibrant and varied museum offer across the region. In this presentation Eleanor will sum up the challenges museums face and highlight…...

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 Taking the lead – How volunteer managers can upsell the new approach to senior directors – Matthew Hick

Topic Organisational change doesn’t happen on its own. If you want to transform your volunteer programme you need to make it happen. This presentation will explore the tools available to you and how to make most effective use of them. Speaker Matt Hick Volunteer Development Manager, Science Museum Group / Chair of Heritage Volunteering Group…...

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 Queens Award for Voluntary Service – Chris Reed

Topic Part of the National Honours system, The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service (the MBE for volunteer groups) is the highest award given to local volunteer groups across the UK. Delivered by Chris Reed in his capacity as QAVS Committee member, this session will provide more information about this prestigious form of recognition including the…...

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 Value You – Aurelija Meskaite and Kieran Mullan

Topic A brief presentation about this free scheme to reward volunteers and strengthen community ties to volunteer organisations. Speaker Aurelija Meskaite and Kieran Mullan Value You Related event Filmed on 15 May 2018 London… This content is for AVM members only – if you are a member please login – if you aren’t a member...

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 Using data to understand the effectiveness of rewards – Team Kinetic

Topic How we can use data to understand the effectiveness of different rewards and incentives Chris shares some of his experiences in working with, particularly, sports and local government organisations to increase their volunteer recruitment and retention through data-based incentive and reward schemes. Speaker Chris Martin Team Kinetic Related event Filmed on 15 May 2018…...

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 Battersea Dogs and Cats Home – Charlotte Fielder

Topic The pool of available volunteers is shrinking but the needs are increasing so the sector has to keep up with both its offer to volunteers and provide more opportunities to retain those that it has. Charlotte will share some of her broad experience in applying innovative methods of rewards and recognition. Speaker Charlotte Fielder,…...

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