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AVM’s Back to School event — September 4
September 4£60 – £120
- Want to know how student volunteers can transform your work?
- Keen to benefit from digital volunteering, but not sure where to start?
- Looking to take charge of your professional development?
- Want to challenge your practice to promote diversity?
Join us and go back to school with the London School of Economics.
Together, we will bring you a day full of learning focused on attracting, recruiting and engaging a wider range of volunteers.
We'll explore how you can stand out in a crowded market when looking to involve more volunteers who are students or from diverse backgrounds. And how we can reach out to more people digitally.
Saw Swee Hock Centre
1 Sheffield Street
|10.30am||Arrivals, networking, coffee and tea|
|11am||Welcome, introductions and icebreaker||AVM Director|
|11.20am||Generation change - how student volunteers can transform your work (click to learn more)
Rather than just holding a bucket - do student volunteers hold the key to the time, skills and energy you are looking for?
There are thousands of dedicated, intelligent and socially conscious students looking to give their time to tackle the issues we face as a society. But charities can often think of them as "unreliable" or "only interested in their CV". This session will:
|Mariana Rocha, Volunteering & Civic Engagement Manager, University of West London & David Coles, Volunteer Centre Manager, LSE|
|12.05pm||The benefits of digital volunteering (click to learn more)
Digital technology has transformed the way we live our lives, but when will organisations truly unlock the benefits of digital volunteering?
This session explores how Turn2us' digital volunteering project has attracted many new volunteers and increased the diversity of their volunteering team. Lauren will share how it has also been the catalyst for changing how they support volunteers and volunteers support their beneficiaries.
Digital volunteering means people can give their time when they have it. But where is your time best spent when developing it? And what did Lauren wish she'd known before she started? She will:
|Lauren Hogan, Volunteering Projects Officer, Turn2us|
|12.40pm||Lunch - provided for you|
|1.25pm||Developing your journey as a volunteer manager (click to learn more)
Are you brand new to volunteer management within an organisation? Maybe you’re moving into a new role leading a staff team of volunteer managers? Or perhaps you’re looking to enhance your volunteer management skills for that next promotion?
This session will share with you Macmillan’s experience of developing a volunteer managers’ journey, that meets the diverse learning and development needs of its volunteer-involving workforce. Find out how you can apply these learning's to your own professional development.
|Melanie Merrill, Volunteering Programme Manager for Quality, Macmillan Cancer Support|
|2.40pm||Networking, coffee and tea||3pm||No more status quo - challenging our practice to promote diversity (click to learn more)
One size does not fit all. It causes significant barrier and does not promote positive relationships. One in five current volunteers report their volunteering is becoming 'too much like paid work', with inflexibility and unreasonable demands being key factors.
Hear how Shelter have made their recruitment, selection and induction processes more flexible to promote diversity within their volunteer team, and break down specific barriers such as recent experiences of homelessness.
You'll discover how Sarah have used the experience and feedback of their volunteers to critically assess their approach to volunteer-involvement and used this intelligence to lobby senior managers - so that you can reflect on how you can influence your organisation's approach. This session will enable you to:
|Sarah Latto, Volunteer Development Manager, Shelter|
Our speakers answer your questions and discuss the key points with all of our delegates.
|Marianna Rocha, David Coles, Lauren Hogan, Melanie Merrill and Sarah Latto|
|4.10pm||Action planning and wrap up
We reflect on what we've learnt today and how we can continue learning and applying it in our workplaces.
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