What is LAA volunteering project and why is it important to Ealing Signed agreement between Ealing Council, the Local Strategic Partnership (ECVS a member) & central government. Identify prioritiesfor improving services and quality of life in Ealing from 2007 to 2010. 110 targets have been identified in Ealing, with 14 key targets which have been chosen by the LSP for Performance Reward Grantsof £740,000 for achieving increased ‘stretch’ targets – volunteering is one of these. If the volunteering target is achieved, this considerable sum will be ploughed back into Ealing’s voluntary sector. Ealing Volunteer Centre(part of ECVS) is leading on achieving the volunteering target, which aims is to increase the number of volunteers in the borough of Ealing between 2007 and 2010 by 1085: 490 socially excluded from target groups ( BMER and Eastern European communities, volunteers with disabilities, volunteers without formal qualifications) , 460 general volunteers 460 and 135 specific areas (Hosp, police, Steetwatchers) Working in partnership with 2 large vol orgs (PLA & GMSW), 10 smaller vol orgs & 3 stat partners (police, hospital, Streetwatchers) to achieve the stretch targets Very significant benefits to Ealing’s voluntary sector – improved good practice, more volunteers to support VCS groups, VCS groups enabled to carry out more, benefits to individual volunteers, improved partnership working, PRG ploughed back into Ealing’s VCS
100 HOUR VOLUNTEERS To be eligible for an award, volunteers must meet 3 criteria The first criterion is simply that they should live, study, work or volunteer in the borough of Ealing.It doesn’t matter how the volunteers are recruited – they don’t need to have come via Ealing Volunteer Centre. As long as they live, study, work or volunteer in the borough of Ealing, they count towards the targets. Secondly, they must be ‘new’ to your organisationie joined your organisation some time in the previous 12 months Thirdly, they must complete 100 hours of volunteering a 12-month period. That’s an (average of 2 hours a week. The hours can be accumulated in a short chunk or spread across the year – as long as the total is reached within a 12-month period).The 100 hours is anapproximate figure, and can include travel time to and from the volunteering, training, research, meetings– anything associated with the volunteering. If someone volunteers at more than one organisation (e.g. helping at school events or at the local church or faith group), the hours can be added together
How you can help There are 3 things you can do to help, andWe’ll do all we can to make it as painless a process as possible 1. The first is to nominate volunteers who complete 100 hours of voluntary service for an award.We will invite nominated volunteers to the next awards ceremony ,where the Mayor of Ealing will present a Certificate of Volunteering Achievement to everyone who has been nominated. Each volunteer will have their photo taken receiving their award, and they will be able to record the award on their cv.I’ll explain who is eligible for a 100 hour award, and you’ll find this information on our website too. (wwwEaling CVS – Volunteering Section – Awards page] 2. the second way in which you can help is to provide confidential monitoring information.We are aware that some volunteers may not wish to receive recognition for their volunteering – they may not like the limelight, or perhaps they have moved on from your organisation, or there may be other reasons for not nominating individual volunteers. However, we want to be sure that we capture and record data for all volunteers who meet the 100 hour criteria.. I want to emphasize that we will do everything we can to ensure that this process does not become an administrative burden for you . We have several ‘creative’ solutions up our sleeves e.g. recruiting ‘admin volunteers for your project or organisation, to help you with the process of providing the monitoring data (Lesley can vouch for this technique. We recruited Eileen to help Lesley – she now has a paid role at PLA – and we have now recruited Anne to take over where Eileen left off, or visit to Groundwork. Please get in touch with me so we can find a solution that will work well for you.. The 3rd way in which you can help is to register new volunteering oppswith the Volunteer Centre. Lizzie mentioned earlier that there are currently 5551 volunteers registered with the VC – talented people keen to give their time freely to help others. If you are able to provide more openings for them, we’ll find volunteers to fill the roles
This is how to register a volunteering opportunity. Go to our website www.ealingcvs.org.uk/volunteering, or type ‘Ealing Volunteer Centre’ into Google The red arrow shows where to find an opportunity regirstration form (under Key Resources). Fill it out online, email it back to the Volunteer Centre Remember to make the volunteering opportunity sound exciting. Choose a snappy Opportunity Title, and whet the volunteer’s appetite with your first sentence! Or ask Wendy for help.
2 1/2 years into the LAA VP, we’re alreadymaking a difference, The profile of volunteering in Ealing has been raised. Good practice in volunteer management has improved. More people are volunteering. – enquiries at the VC are up 1/3 Individual Ealing residents are benefiting - hard-to-reach who are being drawn into volunteering for the first time, and are gaining confidence, skills, something to add to their cvs ,organisations are benefiting _ extra pairs of helping hands to help them raise the quality and quantity of their service delivery , Partnership working has had a real boost, andthe voluntary and stat sectors are now working more closely together We have another year to build on theseachievements. Think how much more we can achieve if we win that pot of gold in 2010 too!
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Ealing Volunteer Centre
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100 hours and still counting
What is the Local Area Agreement
(LAA) Volunteering Programme?
• Increased volunteering in Ealing
• 1085 new volunteers by 2010
• 490 hard-to-reach volunteers
• 135 defined category volunteers
• 460 general volunteers
• Significant benefits volunteers, VCS organisations,
• Potential £670,000 reward funding for Ealing
100 hour awards
• ‘Ealing’ volunteer
must volunteer, live, study or work in Ealing
• ‘New’ to your organisation
started volunteering after April 2007
• 100 hours
within any 12-month period - include travel, training, etc
Nominate for award OR provide information to be kept confidentially
How you can help
1.Nominate volunteers for ‘100 hour’ awards
• Details & nomination form at
www.ealingcvs.org.uk/volunteering (Awards page)
• For large numbers contact Wendy
2.Provide confidential monitoring data to
capture additional ‘100 hour’ volunteers
5.Register volunteering opportunities
100 out 100
• We have achieved the target !!
• We need 100 more to be home and dry!
• Next awards ceremony 6th November
• Last awards ceremony 5th March 2010
London’s Volunteering Charter
Volunteer Management Health
Experts in Volunteering Project
Experts in Volunteering Project
Greater London Volunteering
Anne’s direct line: 020 7953 7040
What is the
Experts in Volunteering Project?
1. London’s Volunteer
2. Health check
4. Action learning sets
The Charter & Health Check:
• IVR Report: Health Check: all fit for 2012?
• Based on what the GLV network asked for
• Move towards ‘standardisation’ across the
• Improve volunteer management > better
The Charter and Health Check: what will they
mean for the London network?
• Strong message of unity
• Evidence of collaborative thinking and working
• Clarity and consistency on what constitutes good
• Documents we can use as part of the process of
improving volunteer management.
What could they mean for you?
• identify areas for improvement.
• suggest new ideas.
• help find support/signpost you to other resources in the
• help with structure and direction.
• link you in to a wider pan London community.
• be a stepping stone to Investing in Volunteers (IIV).
• be good for publicity, Annual Reports, funding bids.
• be harnessed for promotional purposes (could be used as a
What the GLV network told us:
• They liked the Charter
• They thought that the Health Check was
• They wanted a short version of the Health
Check for initial contact with
organisations, defining the essentials of
good practice in volunteer management.
How it could work for HNCAG
(Happy Neighbours Community Action Group)
•will endorse the Charter by signing it
•are then ‘Working towards being an Expert in
•complete the Volunteer Management Health
“The Association of Volunteer Managers works to
support people who manage volunteers; and as
such we really welcome initiatives such as GLV's
Charter of Good Practice which promote good
volunteer management, and help to highlight that
volunteer involvement needs to be planned and
resourced properly. We hope that it will be a
positive step forward for volunteer managers,
and volunteer management, across London.”
Sean Cobley, Chair, AVM
What does it all add up to?
• Practices do not stand still
• Legislative changes
• Increase costs of checking
• Valued volunteering
• Budgeted volunteering
• The nature of employment
• Changes in the resources on offer
• Changes in client /funders
• Increased importance of human
• Fluid organisational structures
• Distance from decision makers
Volunteer Managers’ Forums 2010
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Tuesday 27th April
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Wednesday 13th October
NEXT AWARDS Friday 5th March
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Four-day Outcomes Champion course - spring 2010
• 4th & 5th February and 16th & 17th March
• The course will be running in London and you must attend all
• Third sector attendees with:
• 1-5 FTE – £373
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• 16-49 FTE – £732
• 50+ FTE – £865
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• Wednesday 18th November 2009 9.30am to
4.30pm Ealing Town Hall
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