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December 2020

Engaging Younger People: Tapping into the energy of the under 25s

December 10, 2020 | 9:45 am - 12:30 pm
online on Zoom

Do you struggle to recruit younger volunteers? Are you keen to make progress in this area but aren’t sure where to start? If so, this event is for you! Join us to discuss how we can make sure younger  volunteers are part of our organisations’ futures. Starting with a panel discussion, we’ll hear from a mix of volunteer managers and young volunteers talking about their experiences. Covering organisations starting out in youth volunteering to those still innovating after many years,…

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Member only: AVM Challenge Session: “Volunteering should be at the heart of an organisation”

December 15, 2020 | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
online on Zoom

Are you interested in an opportunity to share your thoughts on a subject, listen to other people’s views, be challenged, be open to new ideas, put your points across in clear and helpful ways? Lots of ideas and conversations were started at AVM conference, so here is an opportunity to follow up with other members in Challenge Sessions: one hour, informal discussion gently chaired (with breakout rooms to manage numbers) to debate a statement Join AVM for the second of our…

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The End of 2020 Volunteer Managers’ Quiz

December 17, 2020 | 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
online on Zoom

Join us for The End of 2020 Volunteer Managers' Quiz , hosted by AVM You are invited to join AVM and other volunteer managers for a couple of hours of trivia and networking, on Thursday 17th December, between 4 and 6pm. Your quiz hosts will be Andy Broomhead (Diabetes UK) and Stephen Hill (Parkinson’s UK). Depending on numbers on the day, we want to try and put people in teams, so if you’d like to team up ahead of time,…

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January 2021

AVM members’ book club: The Art of Relevance

January 28 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
online on Zoom

Join us on Thursday 28th January, from 6pm, to discuss 'The Art of Relevance', by Nina Simon: http://www.artofrelevance.org/ You are not required to have read all - or even any - of book club books to come to a meeting. In fact, book club is a chance to find out more about a book before deciding to read it. AVM's book club is free for AVM members., and members can find their access code for the event in their latest members' email,…

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February 2021

Member only: AVM Challenge Session 3: “Student volunteer impact is not just about length of service”

February 9 | 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
online on Zoom

Are you interested in an opportunity to share your thoughts on a subject, listen to other people’s views, be challenged, be open to new ideas, put your points across in clear and helpful ways? Lots of ideas and conversations were started at AVM conference, so here is an opportunity to follow up with other members in Challenge Sessions: one hour, informal discussion gently chaired (with breakout rooms to manage numbers) to debate a statement Join other AVM members for our Challenge Sessions, hosted…

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Job searching in Covid times

February 11 | 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
online on Zoom
£40

Ticket prices: £40 non-members, £25 AVM members Are you facing redundancy, and want some tips on finding your next role? Are you unsure how the pandemic is having an impact on job searches now? Maybe you're looking for a new volunteer management job, and finding things tough. Maybe you're a recruiting manager looking for insight to improve the recruitment process for candidates. We know finding a new job is a stressful experience, and the additional pressures of online interviews don't…

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March 2021

Member only: AVM Challenge Session 4

March 4 | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
online on Zoom

Are you interested in an opportunity to share your thoughts on a subject, listen to other people’s views, be challenged, be open to new ideas, put your points across in clear and helpful ways? Lots of ideas and conversations were started at AVM conference, so here is an opportunity to follow up with other members in Challenge Sessions: one hour, informal discussion gently chaired (with breakout rooms to manage numbers) to debate a statement Join AVM for our Challenge Sessions, hosted…

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April 2021

Developing a Lead Volunteer Model

April 28 | 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
online on Zoom
£40

Coming to our event this week? Joining instructions have been sent out to the email address you registered with. A reminder will be sent the morning before the event, Tuesday 27th April. If you've not received your joining instructions with your Zoom link, please check your spam or junk folder, or - if you have it - your email quarantine system. If you can't find it, let us know and we'll send over the details. Message us to let us…

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May 2021

AVM members’ event: Introduction to mindfulness

May 17 | 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Are you: Struggling to juggle competing demands of your employer, your volunteers and your beneficiaries? Trying to manage ever expanding workloads through thinly stretched and overworked teams? Hoping to improve communications and relationships between volunteers and paid teams? Facing uncertainty, and regularly having to adapt to change and new ways of working - whilst supporting volunteers to do the same? AVM is pleased to offer our members a space on this free practical taster workshop, with former volunteering manager Karen…

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June 2021

Volunteer Power: engaging volunteers to make change

June 16 | 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
online on Zoom
£40

Booked a ticket but not had your joining instructions? We have sent out joining instructions for this event, and will send the Zoom link again on the morning of the event. Please check your spam for these. If you can't find them, drop us a line [email protected] Please make sure your Zoom name is the same name as on your booking, as this will make our virtual registration desk go more smoothly. June 16th, 09:30 - 12:30 | Tickets £40…

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We know things happen and that sometimes you can’t come to an event. If you are unable to come, you can pass your ticket on to a colleague, but if they are not an AVM member they will need to join AVM. If they don’t, they will be charged at the non-member rate.

If you have to cancel, please let us know in writing.

  • Cancellations received more than 20 days before the start of the event, regardless of date booked, will incur a 25% cancellation charge, whether the place has been paid for or not,
  • Cancellations received 19–0 days before the start of the event, regardless of date booked, will incur a 100% cancellation charge, whether the place has been paid for or not.

AVM will not accept liability for people unable to attend due to circumstances outside our control, such as travel disruption, work commitments, illness, or other personal commitments.

Where circumstances force AVM to cancel an event, the liability of AVM shall be limited to a refund of any fees paid for tickets to that particular event. AVM is not liable for any consequential loss, such as travel costs you may incur.

Terms and conditions

If you are an AVM member, you need to be logged in to be able to buy tickets at the member rate. We reserve the right to re-issue an invoice at the non-member rate if you are not a member at the time of booking.

L&D organisational package holders are limited to five tickets per organisation for an L&D event, and 10 tickets per organisation for AVM’s annual conference. If you would like to make a bulk order, please get in touch.

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Accessibility

AVM is committed to providing access to our events for everyone. We aim to hold all our events at venues that are wheelchair accessible. If you have specific requirements to ensure you can fully take part in an event, please let us know when you book, or as soon as you can.

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.

Disclaimers

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.

On the day of the event the delegate list (name, job title and organisation only) may be shared with attendees to facilitate networking. If you do not want your details in the list, please let us know at least three weeks in advance of the event. This delegate list should not be used for sales to our delegates, either during or after the event.