Sharing good practice in group volunteer management
This event is hosted by Sport England
An AVM learning and development event, hosted by Sport England
- Is your organisation made up of local or regional groups?
- Are your local activities delivered by groups of volunteers?
- Are your volunteer groups run by committees?
- Do local volunteer groups form part of your governance structure and constitution?
- Do you want to engage new diverse volunteers to run your activities?
If you have answered yes to any of these then this workshop is for you. We want to bring together organisations from across the UK to share good practice in group volunteer management:
- hear about the changing world of group volunteering;
- discuss whether committee structures are still the way forward or an ageing volunteer practice;
- meet organisations that run local activities in an alternative way;
- and brainstorm solutions to volunteer management of local groups.
This is a new networking session. It aims to bring us together to share ideas and work out how, as volunteering professionals, we can move forward this common, rewarding but challenging topic.
Understand the changing world in the context of voluntary management committees
Brainstorm barriers and benefits of group volunteering and share solutions and best practice
Investigate alternative models of group volunteering
Hear from organisations that have successfully tackled diversity within their group led volunteer activities
Hear about effective transitioning from traditional committee structures (or from one volunteering model to another)
Hear about examples of effective co-creation and consultation with group volunteers
Investigate technology and other methods to communicate with group volunteers, particularly the tools which support volunteers to recruit, manage, share and communicate with other volunteers
Build relationships and a network with others in this area and encourage commitment to continued sharing
|11 am||Arrival & coffee||Sport England foyer|
|11:30am||Welcome address||Jo Gibney, Comms Director,AVM|
|11.40am||Revolutionising local committee leadership in netball:
||Laura Elson (Consultant, England Netball)|
Round table discussion: Is it a challenge or an opportunity for change?
Discuss with colleagues the positives and challenges of localised group volunteering and the governance structures that support it. What do we need to understand more of and what do we need to change?
|Laura Elson & Sarah Merrington (CIPD)|
Our journey so far
Hear about how we made the first steps away from our tried and tested committee structures towards different models of local groups.
|Andrew Broomhead, Diabetes UK|
Chat show: Is it the end of the committee?
Hear about alternative models of running local groups of volunteers and why there is reason to be optimistic about the future of local group volunteering
|Hosted by Sarah Merrington|
Solution station: use the panel’s enthusiasm and ideas to:
|Hosted by Sarah Merrington (with chat show panel members)|
IT’s just paper and pens!
Technology as a way of communicating with group volunteers.
|Wendy Halley (Lead Volunteering & Participation Consultant, National Trust)|
Special thanks to Sarah Merrington and Jenny Betteridge for all their time, energy and support in the preparation of this event.
Sport England, 21 Bloomsbury Street, London, WC1B 3HF