Believe in children (Barnardo's)

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This seminar was the third in a series of seminars focusing on volunteering in a fair society organised by IVR in partnership with the ESRC and Birkbeck University. This event explored how individuals and communities can most effectively make their voices heard.

Barnardo's gave a presentation entitled 'Win, win, win? A critical perspective on student volunteering'.

Past presentations from the Institute of Volunteering Research website can be found at the following location - http://www.ivr.org.uk/ivr-events/ivr-past-events

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Believe in children (Barnardo's)

  1. 1. ‘Win, win, win? A critical perspective on student volunteering’ Thursday 17th March 2011, 13.15pm – 16.30pm NCVO Conference Suite, Regent’s Wharf, London
  2. 2. Win, Win, Win???? •Volunteering Groupthink •Anecdotal •Deliberately provocative •Recommendations
  3. 3. What do students actually achieve? •Is doing ‘good stuff’ enough? •Service provision background outcomes/PBR/wider trends •Funding/Fundraising issues •Training, support and focus
  4. 4. Has the golden age gone? Post V, investment in students and wider volunteering orgs eg timebank More potential volunteers out there Student fees Terrible economic climate Answers….. Student led, well supported, expectations of performance
  5. 5. Are students the future of volunteering? Are they a viable resource for the future? Spring waterfall Youth trends – ‘trying on’ causes Results of economic forces
  6. 6. Two Stories
  7. 7. How the best do it…. Cultures of volunteering embedded Students advisors, well funded and resourced Practitioners orgs have strong volunteer managers http://www.youtube.com/watch? v=WBQXf8noY1w

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