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…)

GDPR & IG – What will be the impact and are we ready for it?

An AVM L&D event, 23 January 2018, 1pm – 5pm Click here to book This event will enable you to health check your own preparations for the new regulations and compare notes with others.  We will also hear from organisations with recent, relevant experience: RNLI chose to implement the new GDPR regulations almost 1 year (more…)

Exploring Digital Technology for volunteer management. An L&D event.

5 December, 10:30 – 4:30, Arlington Conference Centre. Click here to book. Sponsored by Better Impact. Rob Jackson will host the second in our series of Embracing Digital events. In response to member feedback, this L&D event will address a range of digital tools that can assist volunteer managers and benefit organisations. From CRM and (more…)

The Community Life Survey 2017: Are volunteering levels dropping, or is the real issue about how we count and define volunteering?

The Community Life Survey: What is volunteering and how do we count it? An L&D event 16 November, 1- 5pm at Voluntary Action Islington (VAI), N1 9JP. Click here. The Community Life Survey is presented as the government’s overview of volunteering nationwide, but is there universal agreement on what volunteering actually is and how best (more…)

AVM Conference 2017 – materials

Keynote Speech: National Service for the UK? What the government’s independent Youth Full-Time Social Action Review might mean for full-time volunteers. James Probert, Director, The Full Time Social Action Alliance Download presentation Full-time social action review

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…)