Measuring the health and wellbeing benefits of volunteering

By Laura Hamilton, Laura Hamilton Consulting Tweet to @Lauh77 and Gareth Williams, LGBT Foundation Discover more opportunities to learn about this subject, including the four videos from our Manchester event, at the end of this blog We were super-excited to be attending AVM’s first learning and development event in Manchester and it was great to see a room packed with (more…)

Emotionally challenging situations for volunteer managers: what to do

Including: emotional resilience, compassion fatigue and having difficult conversations with volunteers. Join us for this L&D event on 10th July, 2018 at Hanbury Hall, London. Click here to book. Managing volunteers can be an emotionally challenging experience, for a variety of reasons. We could be called upon to support volunteers in stressful situations, or to (more…)

Building bridges: volunteering research and practice workshop

We are pleased to invite you to a workshop on volunteering research and practice, co-hosted by the Voluntary Sector Studies Network, Association of Volunteer Managers and the Network of National Volunteer Involving Agencies and supported by NCVO, on the 7th June 2018, 10:30-15:30, London. The aim of the workshop is to bring together volunteer managers (more…)

It’s a Date! – 18 October 2018, AVM Annual Conference

Just seven months to go until we come together for the sector-leading AVM annual conference, we’re asking you to keep the date – 18th October – firmly held in your diaries. This year’s conference promises to be bigger and better than ever before. We’re working hard pulling together an exciting programme for the day including (more…)

Diversity event: Are you willing to be uncomfortable?

By Keeley Mooney Tweet to @keeley_mooney1 AVM member; Volunteer Development Officer, Royal British Legion Discover the five fantastic videos from this event after reading this blog Like a secret rabbit warren, Hanbury Hall appeared through the little coffee shop that sold divine smelling coffee and delicious looking cakes. With such a large scope, “Diversity in Volunteering (more…)

Encourage, Support, Improve: Effective use of Rewards and Recognition

Volunteers need to feel valued and appreciated, and an effective programme for reward and recognition can achieve so much more. Join us on 15 May 2018, at Hanbury Hall,  London E1 6QR, to learn what others are doing and get some inspiration for your own programme. Click here to book a place. This L&D event will (more…)

First AVM event in Bristol just announced

AVM steams in to Bristol on 12th June, aboard the SS. Great Britain , may God bless her and all who volunteer aboard her!  Click here to book. This will be a specially reduced -price event, thanks to the support of English Heritage, SS. Great Britain and South West Museums Development Programme, and as an (more…)

Retail Volunteering Event: Investing in volunteer time drives income.

24  April 2018 at the Crypt, London E1 6LY,  10:30 – 4:30 Click here to book. Many charities run retail operations with varying degrees of volunteer involvement, but the Charity Retail Association (CRA) has identified a shortage of suitable volunteers and the importance of good volunteer management as key issues facing their members at this (more…)

GDPR event: The world’s most valuable resource is no longer oil, but data

By Lisa McDermott Tweet to @lisamcdee AVM member; Volunteering Management and Training Officer (UK), Stroke Association On a dreary January afternoon, I was sat in a room. Well a hall technically. In Shoreditch. With a ‘gathering’ – is that the right word? – of volunteer managers and leaders of volunteers. Over the next few hours we (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…)