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Light Touch Volunteering

Thursday 7 Sept 2023 | 9:30am – 12:30pm 

Ticket prices: Members £25 | Non-members £40

Online via Zoom

It’s increasingly important to engage volunteers in flexible and meaningful ways to meet their changing needs and circumstances.  Light touch volunteering can be time and cost effective, self sustaining and is a quick and easy way for people to engage with volunteering, as well as being empowering for volunteers and scalable.  There are many examples of light touch volunteering including Employer Supported Volunteering, event or digital volunteering, ambassadors and champions.  This event brings speakers together with practical experience of developing light touch volunteering opportunities to share their experiences and insights.

This event will cover:

  • Reflecting on opportunities to involve volunteers in new ways
  • Hearing about how technology can help
  • Understanding different ways to describe and sell volunteering  


This is a half day event, starting at 9:30am, and will be on Zoom. 

Proposed Agenda

9.30-9.45      Networking

9.45-10.00    Open and welcome (including mentimeter poll) 

10.00-10.40  Matt Smith  Waffle

10.40-11.20   Sherry Flanagan

11.20-11.30   Break 

11.30-12.10   Stacey McGowan

12.10-12.30 Q&A 

Don’t delay: this event has limited places, so sign up today! Ticket prices: £40 non-members, £25 AVM members

Tickets are on sale until 6 September and places are limited, so book your place today to ensure that you don’t miss out!


Matt Smith, Waffle
Sherry Flanagan, RSPCA
Stacey McGowan, Macmillan Cancer Support

Chaired by Ruth Leonard, Association of Volunteer Managers

Making this event more accessible for you

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Don’t delay: this event has limited places, so sign up today!

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The agenda is correct at time of publication. AVM will contact you about any significant changes in advance of the event.

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We know that plans can change. Depending on when you cancel, we may be able to offer a partial ticket refund, or under certain circumstances we may be able to arrange for your ticket to be passed to one of your colleagues. As your ticket is unique to you, this includes the access links you have been sent, please get in touch with us if you need to pass your ticket on to a colleague. They will not be able to access the conference unless we have processed the swap. Where a non-member is taking a member’s place at the conference, we offer the option of purchasing membership for the non-member, or paying the balance of a non-member ticket.

AVM will not accept liability for any ability to attend this event due to technical issues with a delegate’s equipment. If technical difficulties prevent AVM from hosting this event, we will endeavour to reschedule the conference to another date, and a full or partial refund will be offered if the new date is unsuitable.


September 7, 2023
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
£25.00 – £40.00
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Online on Zoom