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September 2019

AVM’s Back to School event — September 4

September 4, 2019
London School of Economics & Political Science, Saw Swee Hock Centre, 1 Sheffield Street, Holborn
London, WC2A 2AP
£60 – £120

Want to know how student volunteers can transform your work? Keen to benefit from digital volunteering, but not sure where to start? Looking to take charge of your professional development? Want to challenge your practice to promote diversity? Join us and go back to school with the London School of Economics. Twitter Please use the hashtag #AVMSchool to join the conversation and involve others in this event.

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Twitter book club – Be More Pirate #LoVolsBookClub

September 19, 2019 | 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Be More Pirate book cover

Join other leaders and managers of volunteers for our Twitter book club #LoVolsBookClub Join us 19th September - International Talk Like A Pirate Day - to discuss Sam Coniff's book 'Be More Pirate', and how we can apply this to our professional development, and thrive in our roles. To get involved, simply log on to Twitter from 7:30pm and search for #LoVolsBookClub Find out more Be More Pirate website Follow Be More Pirate on Twitter Follow Sam Conniff on Twitter

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Relaxed networking for volunteer managers – Manchester

September 26, 2019 | 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
The Whitworth, Oxford Road
Manchester, Manchester M15 6ER
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Free

Join us for an evening of relaxed networking for volunteer managers. Venue details coming soon. RSVP below. We let AVM members know all the latest news and event information by sending it straight to their inboxes. Now non-members can sign up for the latest event, membership and news updates too! Sign up for the latest news.

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October 2019

AVM Conference 2019 — October 17

October 17, 2019 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Royal National Hotel (North Reception), Bedford Way
London, WC1H 0DG
£105 – £285

Your voice, together with AVM, advancing volunteer management Bookings are now closed and conference is full! Watch this space for details about next year's conference. Twitter Please use the hashtag #AVM2019 to join the conversation and involve others in this event.

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March 2020

Maintaining Bridges: Together shaping the volunteering research agenda

March 9, 2020 | 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
NCVO, 8, All Saints Street
London, N1 9RL
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This is event is now sold out, and our waiting list is now also full. Following on from the ‘Building Bridges Workshop’ in 2018 at NCVO and a Panel Discussion at the VSSN Research Conference 2019, the aim of the ‘Maintaining Bridges event is to bring together volunteer involving organisations, volunteer managers, policy makers and researchers, to strengthen collaborative working around volunteering research. This event has four objectives: build on the previous discussions and report on progress share existing knowledge…

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Volunteer management in a pandemic: an AVM networking call

March 23, 2020 | 11:00 am - 12:00 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. AVM will be facilitating online calls so volunteer managers to get together to share top tips and concerns, and how we can support each other. Join Ruth Leonard, Chair of AVM and Head of Volunteer Development at…

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

March 27, 2020 | 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, 2020 | 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, 2020 | 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, 2020 | 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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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.

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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.