BAME and low socio-economic volunteering research findings – Jump Projects

Topic Will presented the findings of Jump Projects’ recent research into BAME and low socio-economic volunteering. This in-depth, original work has uncovered some surprising data and the conclusions are relevant across the third sector. Speaker Will WattJump Projects Related event Filmed on 15 March 2018Manchester Volunteering for all: Measuring the Health and Wellbeing Benefits –...

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Ripon Museum: Working with younger volunteers

Topic Ripon is in rural North Yorkshire where the challenge of access to leisure and cultural services is exacerbated by poor public transport and isolation from peers. Wendy talked about the reasoning behind their project focused on younger volunteers, how they combined training for heritage specific skills with broader, more transferable skills, and how this...

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The “IF: Volunteering for wellbeing” project – measuring impact

Topic Emma and Lee told us about the ground-breaking project, where volunteers were trained across ten different sites, for ten weeks. The project aims included: social ROI; measuring the wellbeing impact of volunteering; utilising heritage sites as community hubs. The presentation outlined the aims, results and long term impact of the project. Speaker Emma Horridge,...

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Inclusivity in volunteering – Rupal Karia and Charlotte Handel – VC Hackney

Topic The Heads of Volunteering from Hackney Volunteer Centre delivered this session. They covered diversity in the broader sense; what it looks like in your organisation; the response to diversity and demographic change in Hackney and across London; practical ways to address diversity. They also provided some of the background information on why local charities...

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Welcoming younger volunteers – Matilda Wallis – SS Great Britain

Topic Launched in 1843, Brunel’s SS Great Britain is one of the most important ships in the world. School and family visits are crucial for almost all heritage sites and involving young volunteers is increasingly seen as hugely beneficial for Family Learning programs. Matilda will be talking about their innovative work with younger volunteers. Speaker...

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Diversity in Sports Volunteering – Jenny Betteridge, Sport England

Topic Sport England’s vision is for everyone in England to feel able to take part in sport or activity, regardless of age, background or ability. As part of that vision, they are building a diversity in sports volunteering strategy for the benefit of all their affiliate associations. Jenny will tell us about the background and...

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Attracting LGBT volunteers – Geraldine McCarthy, Age UK, Camden

Topic Age UK, Camden are an independent charity working with older people in the Camden area. As part of a project focussed on the needs of older LGBT residents in Camden, Geraldine will be talking about their campaign to attract more LGBT volunteers. Speaker Geraldine McCarthyAge UK (Camden) Related event Filmed on 22 February 2018London...

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Older volunteers make great sense – Bryan Precious- Age UK

Topic Age UK is the UK’s largest charity working with older people. Their inclusive approach encourages older people to value themselves, and society to recognise that value. Bryan will tell us how older volunteers make great sense for a huge variety of roles. Speaker Bryan PreciousAge UK Related event Filmed on 22 February 2018London Diversity...

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One year into RNLI’s GDPR journey

Topic Tom and Esme covered RNLI’s approach to GDPR readiness: what was the background to their decision to implement a year early; what factors seemed most relevant to them, and did the results match their expectations? They shared what they learnt, and suggested how others may benefit from their experience. They will also addressed accountability...

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Dealing with an Enforcement Notice – Alzheimer’s Society

Topic Kate and Amy give us an overview of the situation leading to the Information Commissioner taking action against Alzheimer’s for their “disappointing attitude’ to data use. They will address the impact of this decision, what actions Alzheimer’s took, what they learned and how, as an organisation, they were able to channel the experience into...

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