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Volunteering and volunteers

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Workshop by Peter Cox on using volunteers effectively in a charitable organisation for the Crimestoppers Annual Conference in Cardiff.

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Volunteering and volunteers

  1. 1. Crimestoppers UK Conference 2005, Cardiff Peter D Cox TMPL Consultants www. tmpl-online.co.uk www.peterdcox.me.uk
  2. 2. Making the difference - for me and my community
  3. 3. ? Why volunteer? What’s in it for me? What’s in it for my community? Can I do it better? Can we find more volunteers? How do we lead our Crimestoppers team? how do we make the difference?
  4. 4. Let’s think about it
  5. 5. Let’s think about it What makes me volunteer to work for Crimestoppers?
  6. 6. Let’s think about it What makes me volunteer to work for Crimestoppers? What do I get out of it - ‘What’s in it for me’ (WIFM)?
  7. 7. Let’s think about it What makes me volunteer to work for Crimestoppers? What do I get out of it - ‘What’s in it for me’ (WIFM)? How does Crimestoppers benefit from my volunteering?
  8. 8. Let’s think about it What makes me volunteer to work for Crimestoppers? What do I get out of it - ‘What’s in it for me’ (WIFM)? How does Crimestoppers benefit from my volunteering?
  9. 9. Let’s think about it What makes me volunteer to work for Crimestoppers? What do I get out of it - ‘What’s in it for me’ (WIFM)? How does Crimestoppers benefit from my volunteering?
  10. 10. Let’s think about it What makes me volunteer to work for Crimestoppers? What do I get out of it - ‘What’s in it for me’ (WIFM)? How does Crimestoppers benefit from my volunteering?
  11. 11. Why do people volunteer?
  12. 12. Why do people volunteer? help the less fortunate children, the ill, elderly
  13. 13. Why do people volunteer? help the less fortunate children, the ill, elderly campaign for change environmental pressure group, abolish land-mines
  14. 14. Why do people volunteer? help the less fortunate children, the ill, elderly campaign for change environmental pressure group, abolish land-mines because of WIFMs ....
  15. 15. So, what is in it for me?
  16. 16. So, what is in it for me? friendship,
  17. 17. So, what is in it for me? friendship, being part of a community
  18. 18. So, what is in it for me? friendship, being part of a community learning new skills
  19. 19. So, what is in it for me? friendship, being part of a community learning new skills facing new challenges
  20. 20. So, what is in it for me? friendship, being part of a community learning new skills facing new challenges gaining recognition
  21. 21. So, what is in it for me? friendship, being part of a community learning new skills facing new challenges gaining recognition enjoying myself
  22. 22. So, what is in it for me? friendship, being part of a community learning new skills facing new challenges gaining recognition enjoying myself ..... making a difference
  23. 23. What’s in it for Crimestoppers? You tell me!
  24. 24. Figures from Active Communities report, July 2004
  25. 25. I’m in good company .... Figures from Active Communities report, July 2004
  26. 26. I’m in good company .... More than 20 million in the UK are involved on their community Figures from Active Communities report, July 2004
  27. 27. I’m in good company .... More than 20 million in the UK are involved on their community Over 11 million are involved in ‘formal’ volunteering (ie once a month or more) Figures from Active Communities report, July 2004
  28. 28. I’m in good company .... More than 20 million in the UK are involved on their community Over 11 million are involved in ‘formal’ volunteering (ie once a month or more) In 2003 volunteers were worth £42.4 bn Figures from Active Communities report, July 2004
  29. 29. I’m in good company .... More than 20 million in the UK are involved on their community Over 11 million are involved in ‘formal’ volunteering (ie once a month or more) In 2003 volunteers were worth £42.4 bn Figures from Active Communities report, July 2004
  30. 30. I’m in good company .... More than 20 million in the UK are involved on their community Over 11 million are involved in ‘formal’ volunteering (ie once a month or more) In 2003 volunteers were worth £42.4 bn 2001 2003 Figures from Active Communities report, July 2004
  31. 31. I’m in good company .... More than 20 million in the UK are involved on their community Over 11 million are involved in ‘formal’ volunteering (ie once a month or more) In 2003 volunteers were worth £42.4 bn 2001 2003 Figures from Active Communities report, July 2004
  32. 32. I’m in good company .... People Value £bn More than 20 million in the UK are involved on their community Over 11 million are involved in ‘formal’ volunteering (ie once a month or more) In 2003 volunteers were worth £42.4 bn 2001 2003 Figures from Active Communities report, July 2004
  33. 33. Figures from Active Communities report, July 2004
  34. 34. Formal volunteers - like you Figures from Active Communities report, July 2004
  35. 35. Formal volunteers - like you organise or help run an activity or event (57% of formal volunteers) Figures from Active Communities report, July 2004
  36. 36. Formal volunteers - like you organise or help run an activity or event (57% of formal volunteers) raise and handle money (54%) Figures from Active Communities report, July 2004
  37. 37. Formal volunteers - like you organise or help run an activity or event (57% of formal volunteers) raise and handle money (54%) lead a group or be a member of a committee (40%) Figures from Active Communities report, July 2004
  38. 38. Formal volunteers - like you organise or help run an activity or event (57% of formal volunteers) raise and handle money (54%) lead a group or be a member of a committee (40%) give other practical help (32%) Figures from Active Communities report, July 2004
  39. 39. Formal volunteers - like you organise or help run an activity or event (57% of formal volunteers) raise and handle money (54%) lead a group or be a member of a committee (40%) give other practical help (32%) By ethnic group more likely to be white (29% of ethnic group) or black (27%) than Asian (23%) or Chinese/other (17%) Figures from Active Communities report, July 2004
  40. 40. Crimestoppers and volunteers
  41. 41. Crimestoppers and volunteers there are over 600 formal volunteers helping crimestoppers
  42. 42. Crimestoppers and volunteers there are over 600 formal volunteers helping crimestoppers it is led by a Board of Trustees
  43. 43. Crimestoppers and volunteers there are over 600 formal volunteers helping crimestoppers it is led by a Board of Trustees they support and work with a team of managers
  44. 44. Crimestoppers and volunteers there are over 600 formal volunteers helping crimestoppers it is led by a Board of Trustees they support and work with a team of managers In “an alliance to fight crime”
  45. 45. Let’s talk Vision
  46. 46. Let’s talk Vision Think about yourself and Crimestoppers now
  47. 47. Let’s talk Vision Think about yourself and Crimestoppers now Imagine yourself in five years time - what will Crimestoppers be doing then? - and what will you be doing for it?
  48. 48. Let’s talk Vision Think about yourself and Crimestoppers now Imagine yourself in five years time - what will Crimestoppers be doing then? - and what will you be doing for it? Think about it for a while, then get in a huddle (that’s four or five people!) and brainstorm the words
  49. 49. Let’s talk Vision Think about yourself and Crimestoppers now Imagine yourself in five years time - what will Crimestoppers be doing then? - and what will you be doing for it? Think about it for a while, then get in a huddle (that’s four or five people!) and brainstorm the words Then we’ll share ...
  50. 50. VISION
  51. 51. Crimestoppers aims to become the most VISION effective crime-solving tool in the country and to be perceived as such by communities and stakeholders. We will continue to reassure the public by increasing detections, therefore reducing crime and disorder and the fear of crime. We will engage the public in our activities, promoting active citizenship.
  52. 52. Sources - Unesco
  53. 53. Why is volunteerism important? Sources - Unesco
  54. 54. Why is volunteerism important? Volunteers are in themselves good for society Sources - Unesco
  55. 55. Why is volunteerism important? Volunteers are in themselves good for society They are part of our ‘social capital’ Sources - Unesco
  56. 56. Why is volunteerism important? Volunteers are in themselves good for society They are part of our ‘social capital’ Societies rich in social capital have rates of crime lower truancy rates less inter-racial conflict and higher economic growth Sources - Unesco
  57. 57. Let’s identify our communities
  58. 58. Let’s identify our communities Which communities do you belong to?
  59. 59. Let’s identify our communities Which communities do you belong to? How do you engage with each of these communities?
  60. 60. Let’s identify our communities Which communities do you belong to? How do you engage with each of these communities? Why do you belong to these communities?
  61. 61. Let’s identify our communities Which communities do you belong to? How do you engage with each of these communities? Why do you belong to these communities? What leadership roles do you take on in these communities?
  62. 62. Let’s identify our communities Which communities do you belong to? How do you engage with each of these communities? Why do you belong to these communities? What leadership roles do you take on in these communities?
  63. 63. Discuss in pairs
  64. 64. Discuss in pairs What common factors are there in your communities?
  65. 65. Discuss in pairs What common factors are there in your communities? What types of leadership contribute to communities?
  66. 66. Discuss in pairs What common factors are there in your communities? What types of leadership contribute to communities? What matters in community involvement - for Crimestoppers especially?
  67. 67. Doing more of what’s needed
  68. 68. Doing more of what’s needed Maximising impact
  69. 69. Doing more of what’s needed Maximising impact Maximising volunteers more of the same more of different
  70. 70. Doing more of what’s needed Maximising impact Maximising volunteers more of the same more of different Managing what we’ve got The right people for the right jobs Reward for volunteers
  71. 71. The virtue of volunteering
  72. 72. The virtue of volunteering We satisfy ideological reasons and fill our time
  73. 73. The virtue of volunteering We satisfy ideological reasons and fill our time It gives us social context, allows us to exercise our competence and makes us feel useful
  74. 74. The virtue of volunteering We satisfy ideological reasons and fill our time It gives us social context, allows us to exercise our competence and makes us feel useful We need to be asked, to feel needed, to be rewarded for our efforts
  75. 75. The virtue of volunteering We satisfy ideological reasons and fill our time It gives us social context, allows us to exercise our competence and makes us feel useful We need to be asked, to feel needed, to be rewarded for our efforts Most of us need to be led - some lead too
  76. 76. The virtue of volunteering We satisfy ideological reasons and fill our time It gives us social context, allows us to exercise our competence and makes us feel useful We need to be asked, to feel needed, to be rewarded for our efforts Most of us need to be led - some lead too We must share the vision, and enjoy the ride!
  77. 77. Enjoy Cardiff Go - make a difference

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