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…)

The end of the committee? Volunteering structures in a changing world

Sarah Merrington is Senior Development Manager for CIPD (the professional body for HR), recruiting HR professionals as volunteers to support job seekers and those who want to develop in their careers, and an AVM Volunteer. Even though I have worked in volunteer management for some time, and for several organisations, there is always one thing that (more…)

We need to talk – handling emotions and challenging situations with volunteers

Laura Elson is a freelance consultant and a self-confessed volunteering geek. Currently consulting with England Netball and First Tech Challenge UK, Laura has been working in the volunteering sector for 15 years, and is a member of AVM. I met a brilliant colleague of mine for coffee last week and straight away I could tell (more…)

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…)