Risk factor: flexible volunteering and risk management — May 21, London
May 21 | 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm£40 – £80
- Seeking to make volunteering more flexible while maintaining a high standard of risk management?
- Looking for a way to manage risk more efficiently and effectively?
- Keen to influence a culture change from risk avoidance to active risk management?
- Want to work more productively with your health and safety colleagues?
We know that formal processes, such as paperwork and compliance training, can demotivate volunteers and restrict what leaders of volunteering can achieve. But the need to manage risks effectively within the third sector has never had a higher profile.
The total costs of workplace self-reported injuries and ill health to organisations in 2016/17 was £3 billion. Whilst one in five volunteers feel their volunteering is becoming ‘too much like paid work’, with inflexibility and unreasonable expectations being key factors.
Is it possible to meet our duty of care at the same time as fully meeting the needs of our volunteers and our organisation?
This event features two volunteering leaders who have found a way to strike that balance. They will discuss how they worked with their stakeholders to ensure their projects are successfully and safely delivered for all involved. You have the opportunity to connect, learn and share with them and other volunteer managers at this brand new event.
|1.00pm||Arrivals, networking, coffee and tea (lunch not provided)|
|1.30pm||Welcome, introductions and icebreaker||Daniel Ingram, AVM|
|1.45pm||Risky Business – Flexible volunteering in archaeology
Helen will discuss how she’s established a successful flexible volunteering model within a context of managing the technical requirements and risks that archaeological fieldwork can dig up. You’ll takeaway:
|Helen Johnston, Senior Community Archaeologist, Museum of London Archaeology|
|2.35pm||How to stay in control when managing risk
In 2017, NCT identified one of their volunteer led services as an area of high risk. Hear how Catherine managed the project from a threat of service closure, through staunch opposition from some volunteers, to a new model that sets safety standards after securing a significant investment from their Board of Trustees. This session aims to:
|Catherine Bartlett, Volunteer Development Manager, NCT
|3.05pm||Break and networking|
Our speakers answer your questions and discuss the key points with all of our delegates.
|Helen Johnston and Catherine Bartlett|
|4.10pm||Action planning and wrap up
We reflect on what we’ve learnt today and how we can apply it when we return to the workplace.
|Daniel Ingram, AVM|
Please use the hashtag #AVMRisk to join the conversation and involve others in this event.
St Pancreas Community Association, 67 Plender Street, Camden, London, NW1 0LB
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