Volunteer led volunteering

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Presentation given during the Modernising Volunteering Conferences in January and February 2011 as part of the work of the Modernising Volunteering National Support Service

Accompanying information can be found on www.i-volunteer.org.uk

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Volunteer led volunteering

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  2. 2. Developing more community led volunteering:aBig Society challenge<br />Chris Penberthy<br />Red Foundation<br />
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  5. 5. What is volunteer led volunteering & what makes it different? <br />
  6. 6. Parallel Structures<br />
  7. 7. Why focus on volunteer led volunteering?<br />
  8. 8. To ensure Volunteer Centres are supporting all forms of volunteering<br />To recognise the volume and importance of grassroots voluntary & community activity at a time of reduced government spending<br />To increase the number and diversity of groups <br />supported by Volunteer Centres<br />
  9. 9. How might your services be adapted to suit volunteer led groups?<br />
  10. 10. Suggestions for a more tailored approach:<br />Create relationships not processes<br />Remove barriers<br />Prioritise their needs<br />Tailor your support<br />Establish your role<br />Check progress<br />
  11. 11. Common themes:<br /><ul><li>Volunteer Recruitment
  12. 12. Communication (internal and external)
  13. 13. Volunteer support and retention
  14. 14. Technical help (e.g. Health and safety, liability, data protection, safeguarding, legal status of volunteers)</li></li></ul><li>What can we do better?<br />What are our next steps?<br />
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  16. 16. Supporting materials:<br />A guidance note for Volunteer Centres<br />Hints and tips for volunteer led organisations<br />A case study from Volunteer Centres Devon<br />
  17. 17. Questions...<br />

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