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March 2020

COVID-19 & volunteer recruitment: the worst of times or the best of times? an AVM networking call – 27th March

March 27 | 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
online

Join other volunteer managers to find out how they are adapting volunteer recruitment during the  Covid-19 pandemic  Join other volunteer managers to connect, learn and share how they are adapting volunteering recruitment , during the Covid-19 pandemic. We know many leaders and managers of volunteers are working hard to manage risk, communications and infrastructure with volunteers, as the Covid-19 (coronavirus) pandemic impacts business as usual. With restrictions and limitations on movement in place until at least mid-April, and with many…

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April 2020

Engaging volunteers during a pandemic: an AVM networking call – 1st April

April 1 | 3:00 pm

Join other volunteer managers to find out how they are adapting to the Covid-19 pandemic. We know many leaders and managers of volunteers are working hard to manage risk, communications and infrastructure with volunteers, as the Covid-19 (coronavirus) pandemic impacts business as usual. Join us for another peer networking call, where volunteer managers can get together to share top tips and concerns, and discuss how we can support each other to support volunteers. We are not live-streaming or recording these…

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Befriending & mentoring volunteering in a pandemic: AVM network call – 3rd April

April 3 | 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
online

Join other volunteer managers to discuss how to adapt befriending and mentoring in order to continue to support clients We know many leaders and managers of volunteers are working hard to manage risk, communications and infrastructure with volunteers, as the Covid-19 (coronavirus) pandemic impacts business as usual. Join us for a peer networking call, where volunteer managers can get together to share top tips and concerns, and discuss how we can support each other to support volunteers. We are not…

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Virtual and micro-volunteering opportunities: AVM networking call – 6th April

April 6 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
online

Join other volunteer managers on a networking call to share and learn ideas for virtual and micro-volunteering opportunities Join other volunteer managers to connect, learn and share how they are adapting their volunteering programme by offering new - or more - virtual and micro-volunteering opportunities, during the Covid-19 pandemic. We know many leaders and managers of volunteers are working hard to manage risk, communications and infrastructure with volunteers, as the Covid-19 (coronavirus) pandemic impacts business as usual. With restrictions and…

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Celebrating volunteers’ contributions virtually: an AVM networking call – 8th April

April 8 | 7:45 pm - 9:00 pm
online

Join other volunteer managers to find out how they are adapting to the Covid-19 pandemic and celebrating and connecting with volunteers virtually. We know many leaders and managers of volunteers are working hard to manage risk, communications and infrastructure with volunteers, as the Covid-19 (coronavirus) pandemic impacts business as usual. And with Volunteers' Week fast approaching, and no real idea about how long we will be restricted, many are want to share ideas and discuss how to celebrate virtually. Many…

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Supporting volunteering during lockdown: AVM networking call – 17th April

April 17 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
online

Join other volunteer managers to find out how they are adapting to the Covid-19 pandemic and celebrating and connecting with volunteers virtually. Join other volunteer managers to find out how they are adapting to the Covid-19 pandemic and discuss how we can support volunteers and volunteering during lockdown. We know many leaders and managers of volunteers are working hard to manage risk, communications and infrastructure with volunteers, as the Covid-19 (coronavirus) pandemic impacts business as usual. And with Volunteers' Week…

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May 2020

Leading Change in Volunteering, 12 May 2020

May 12 | 9:30 am - 12:15 pm
online
£25 – £40

Leading Change in Volunteering #AVMChange It’s taken a bit of planning, but we are now able to launch AVM’s first learning event online, ‘Leading Change in Volunteering’, which will be on Zoom. Covid-19 is a change that has been forced on us almost overnight. We’re all having to deal with uncertainty, and the changes we’re making now will impact our volunteers and organisations in the longer term. How can we build effective and sustainable volunteer management practices that work for…

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July 2020

Getting Unstuck: Learning to Unlearn

July 30 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Zoom

An AVM Masterclass, with Lucy Gower Are you having the same conversation over and over again about volunteer management, but don't feel you are getting anywhere? Do you feel like you’re dealing with the same issues year on year, and job to job? In this online masterclass, you’ll learn to unlearn your assumptions and explore techniques to help you get unstuck, so you can move forward positively. In the first part of the masterclass with Lucy Gower, an innovation pioneer…

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September 2020

New to Volunteer Leadership – Ten Essential Building Blocks

September 25 | 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
online on Zoom

New to Volunteer Leadership - Ten Essential Building Blocks Are you a new volunteer manager or leader feeling a bit isolated and looking for support to get you on the right track? Perhaps volunteer management has been added to your job role and you’re not sure where to start? This event will explore the key building blocks of effective volunteer management and leadership. It will also connect you to the wider volunteer management and leadership community, through AVM, the Association…

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October 2020

AVM Conference 2020 – 21 & 22 October

October 21 | 9:30 am - October 22 | 1:00 pm
online on Zoom

AVM's conference, by its members, for our profession Update Tuesday 20 October: Conference joining instructions were sent out on Monday 19th October. Please check your inbox for details. This year's AVM conference will be taking place online, on Zoom, over two half-days, Wednesday 21 and Thursday 22 October, 10:00 - 13:00. 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,…

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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.

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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.

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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.