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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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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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July 2021

Member only: AVM Challenge Session: “Volunteers should fit into the roles that are created to meet organisational needs”

July 7 | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
online on Zoom

Are you interested in an opportunity to share your thoughts on a subject? Would you like to listen to other people’s views, challenge your own views and discuss new ideas? AVM's Challenge Sessions are an opportunity to discuss and debate hot topics with other AVM members. These one hour, informal discussions are gently chaired to debate a statement relevant to volunteering professionals. You'll leave these sessions inspired, and with actions to take forward in your organisation. Join AVM for our Challenge Sessions,…

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Member only: AVM Peer Support Zoom Group – first meeting

July 12 | 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
online on Zoom

Feel like it would be great to talk more with other volunteer leaders? We know from our member’s feedback that volunteer managers often feel like they are the only one who gets what they are going through, and that coming together with other volunteer managers is always an opportunity to share ideas, concerns and mutual support. A request for peer support is often one of the first things we hear when volunteer managers are asked what they want to get…

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September 2021

AVM members’ Challenge Session: “Organisations have a responsibility to involve volunteers in everything they do?”

September 21 | 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
online on Zoom

Tuesday 21st July | 4:00 - 5:00 pm | Free for AVM members Join other AVM members and share your thoughts on a subject that's relevant to leaders of volunteering today. AVM's Challenge Sessions give you - our members - the opportunity to listen to other people’s views, be challenged, be open to new ideas, and share your thoughts. Lots of ideas and conversations are started at Challenge Sessions, so join us on Tuesday 21st September to discuss the statement:…

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AVM members’ event: Book club: The Conversation by Dr Robert Livingston

September 28 | 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
online on Zoom
Descriptive image of AVM member book club 'The Conversation'

Tuesday 28th July | 4:30 - 5:30 pm | Free for AVM members Join us for AVM's book club for members. This time we'll be discussing 'The Conversation', by Dr Robert Livingston. What if you haven't read the book yet? We know life is busy, and sometimes you don't get around to reading that book before book club. You don't need to have read all - or even any - of a book club book to join in the conversation. In fact, book club…

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October 2021

AVM 2021 annual conference: 20 & 21 October 2021

October 20 - October 21
online on Zoom

October Wednesday 20th and Thursday 21st, 10:00 - 13:00 | Tickets from £40 AVM's annual conference for volunteer managers is back and online on Zoom Wed 20 & Thu 21 October 2021. The AVM conference is always a highlight in our year. Even though we say so ourselves we believe it is the premier event in the UK for volunteer managers, leaders and heads of volunteering.  We aim to bring together some of the best speakers from our sector. People…

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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.

Buying for colleagues?

If you are buying tickets for colleagues you can only buy tickets at the member rate for them if they are currently members. We reserve the right to re-issue an invoice at the non-member rate if they are not a member at the time of booking.

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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.