Volunteer management & COVID-19: Taking stock & future planning – via ZOOM
At the beginning of a new year, reflect on your role as a Volunteer Manager in 2020, share experiences of what worked and what didn’t go quite so well, and discuss your plans for 2021.
This event is part of the quarterly Buckinghamshire Volunteer Managers’ Network series for volunteer managers to connect and exchange ideas and information in a relaxed, informal setting.
The January session follows the first sold-out event in October 2020. We’ve listened to attendees’ feedback and made some changes, including increasing the length of the breakout sessions so that you have more time to talk with peers. There will be plenty of opportunity to discuss the topics that matter to you most – including new ways of recruiting volunteers, keeping volunteers safe and engaged, and remote volunteer management.
Who should attend? Anyone (paid/unpaid) involved with recruiting/managing volunteers for charities, community groups or social enterprises that deliver services in Buckinghamshire. Whether you’re new to your role with lots of questions, or experienced and looking to exchange fresh ideas with others – all are welcome.
Helping you to keep in touch: We realise that your conversations with peers need to continue outside of the networking session so we will be sharing details of how you can do just that.
Your facilitator: Hazel Finney, Lead for Volunteering at Community Impact Bucks, has extensive experience of supporting mainly small and medium-sized organisations in Buckinghamshire with their volunteer and trustee recruitment and management.
Feedback from the first Buckinghamshire Volunteer Managers’ Network event
• “…that was the most well organised and hosted Zoom meeting I’ve attended. Really excellent.” Victoria Leedham, Head of Volunteering, Hearing Dogs for Deaf People
• “It was really helpful to speak to other Volunteer Managers and share experiences.” Steph Rodgers, Assistant Ranger, Chiltern Rangers CIC
• “It made me realise we are actually doing a good job with our volunteers in these current times.” Tracey Read, Office Manager/Volunteer Co-ordinator, The Chiltern Society
How to book: Places for this free event are limited so book soon. For anyone who is unable to join us on Zoom on the day, we will email the recording of the main group discussion, and any resources shared, after the event.
Questions about this event? Please email the Community Impact Bucks’ volunteering team.
Links to our online volunteering resources:
• Read the latest advice and guidance on volunteering for voluntary groups during the pandemic on COVID-19 volunteering advice for groups.
• Do you need more volunteers? Find out how the Volunteer Matching Service could help you.
• Have a look at our online advice on recruiting volunteer on our We need volunteers webpage
Can’t make this date? Register your interest here and we will let you know when we are running another one.