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Leading Change in Volunteering, 12 May 2020

May 12, 2020 | 9:30 am - 12:15 pm

£25 – £40

Leading Change in Volunteering #AVMChange

It’s taken a bit of planning, but we are now able to launch AVM’s first learning event online, ‘Leading Change in Volunteering’, which will be on Zoom.

Covid-19 is a change that has been forced on us almost overnight. We’re all having to deal with uncertainty, and the changes we’re making now will impact our volunteers and organisations in the longer term. How can we build effective and sustainable volunteer management practices that work for now and for later?

This online learning event will help you:

  • Explore change theories and approaches
  • Hear from volunteer managers who have led (or are leading) through change and the lessons they have learnt
  • Reflect on how you approach change and any areas for growth
  • Reflect on how you and your organisation are managing the uncertainty of coronavirus and adapted to changing needs
  • Discuss, analyse, network and plan for action with other volunteer managers in small breakout groups.

We will be recording the sessions, and making them available to delegates at a later date, so if you are unable to make the whole event you will be able to benefit from the replay. Unlike recordings of other events, these will not be available to AVM members on our website, only to registered delegates.

Waiting list

Places are limited to ensure delegates are able to interact during the event. If the event is sold out, you can join the waiting list and we will be in touch if a place becomes available.


Time Activity
09:20 am Pre-event networking
09:30 am Housekeeping and group-based icebreaker
9:50 am Fed up of saying ‘What about the volunteers?’ for what feels like the millionth time?
Alan Murray, Head of Volunteering and Employee Engagement at the RSPB, will share his approach to shift how colleagues think about volunteering, so you don’t have to ask this question quite as much!
10:10 am Q&A with Alan Murray, followed by short break
10:25 am Volunteering and Covid-19: Responding quickly to changing need
Like many service-delivery charities, Diabetes UK has seen a sharp rise in the demand for community support from people anxious about their welfare and CV19. Hear from Andy Broomhead, Head of Volunteering at Diabetes UK, as he shares how the team are working to rapidly rethink what support they provide to volunteers and, in turn, what support volunteers provide to people most in need.
10:45 am Q&A with Andy Broomhead, followed by short break
11:05 Moving volunteer training online
Emily Hughes from GirlGuiding will share how they have started to introduce a new approach to training and development with volunteers, delivering more online and nationally developed content to complement locally delivered face-to-face sessions.
11:25 am Q&A with Emily Hughes
11:35 Action planning in small groups
12:00 Event ends

There will also be a short bit of pre-work, sent to you before the event.


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May 12, 2020
9:30 am - 12:15 pm
£25 – £40
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If you require a personal assistant, carer or BSL interpreter to attend the event with you, they are very welcome, and their place will be free. Please email [email protected] to arrange this. If you require us to source a BSL interpreter for you, please let us know at time of booking, or at least one month in advance.

AVM tries to ensure all dietary requirements are provided for, and commits to providing a menu that includes vegetarian and vegan options. Please let us know if you have specific dietary needs at the time of booking, or as soon as possible.


Whilst the programme is correct at time of going to press, AVM reserves the right to change details of an event without notice. Alterations may occasionally be necessary due to circumstances beyond our control.

Views expressed by speakers are their own. AVM disclaims any liability for advice given, or views expressed, by any speaker at the event or in any documentation provided to delegates.

Professional photography and video production will be taking place at the event, and these images may be used on future promotional and training materials for AVM members. Please note that by attending the event, you are giving your consent for your image to be used on any AVM promotional materials or video recordings.

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