Volunteer Power: engaging volunteers to make change
June 16 | 9:30 am - 12:30 pm£40
June 16th, 09:30 – 12:30 | Tickets £40 (non-members) / £25 (members, with discount code)
- Do you want to unlock the power of volunteers to help create social change?
- Are you looking for ways to enable volunteers to use their voice to influence and put pressure on decision makers?
- Do you want tips on how to show the impact of volunteers who raise awareness and campaign for your charity?
Well, look no further, this is the event for you!
We’ve brought together volunteer managers and campaigners to share their experience working with changemaking volunteers. Our speakers will share tips on how they empower and support volunteers to help effect change and the challenges they’ve encountered along the way. There will be a panel discussion, giving you the chance to gain more insight from our speakers. You’ll have the opportunity to network with other volunteer managers as well as reflect and plan what you’ll do next to unlock the power of volunteers to create social change.
At this event you will learn:
- How to empower and support volunteers to use their voice to make change
- How to involve volunteers with lived experience in campaigning or awareness raising
- Tips on dealing with challenging situations involving staff and volunteers when volunteers go “off script”
- How to show the impact of volunteers in making change happen
This is a half-day event, running from 9:30 am to 12:30pm, and will be on Zoom (read our Zoom tips for getting the best out of online events). There will be opportunities to ask our speakers questions, and discuss next steps in small groups.
09:30 Networking, introductions and welcome
10:00 Kaye Brennan, The Wildlife Trusts: Empowering and supporting volunteers to campaign’
10:25 Morgan Vine, Independent Age: ‘Power of lived experience volunteers in making change’
11:05 Caroline Mark, Prostate Cancer UK: ‘Showing the impact and influence of awareness raising volunteers’
11:30 Panel Q&A
12:00 Reflections and next steps (in small groups)
12:20 Wrap up and closing remarks
12:30 Event ends
Don’t delay: this event has limited places, so sign up today!
AVM members: To access your discount, add the code in Coupon code section before you check out.
11 June 2021: The invoice option is intermittently not available, please get in touch if you’re unable to select this.
About our speakers
Morgan Vine, Head of Policy and Influencing at Independent Age (confirmed)
Morgan is the Head of Policy and Influencing at the national charity Independent Age and is passionate about securing policy change for people in later life. Before working at Independent Age, Morgan has worked for a range of charities in policy and campaigns roles including Parkinson’s UK, Versus Arthritis, RNIB and Age UK. At this session Morgan will cover how policy and campaigning activities can involve volunteers with lived experience, and how to ensure people’s stories have the biggest impact.
Kaye Brennan, Head of Campaigning at The Wildlife Trusts (confirmed)
Biography coming soon…
Caroline Mark, Head of Volunteer Engagement at Prostate Cancer UK (confirmed)
Caroline Mark is the Head of Volunteer Engagement at Prostate Cancer UK supporting 1,500 volunteers in roles from peer support to fundraising. Her career in volunteer engagement began in the heritage sector in 2003 and she has been supporting awareness volunteers with lived experience of cancer since 2007. Caroline is passionate about the transformative power of volunteering for those who give time and the causes they serve.
Caroline will talk about how Prostate Cancer UK engage volunteers with lived experience to raise awareness and how this has evolved during the pandemic. She’ll also address the challenges of demonstrating the impact of awareness raising and increasing the profile of volunteering within and outside your organisation
Making this event accessible
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AVM members’ discount
AVM members are eligible for a £15 discount on this event’s ticket price. Please check your latest members’ email for your discount code.
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Don’t delay: this event has limited places, so sign up today!
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