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Quick Start Volunteering
Meghan Hutchins
Volunteering Placement Worker
Volunteering into Work Projects
• DWP 2 hours of tasty snack volunteering
• One Stop Job Shop 2 hours for 5 weeks – a
more...
Forum Discussion
Please share with the forum in 2 minutes
• Your Name
• Organisation
• Brief summary of activities
• What ...
Coffee and Networking
• Information gathering
• News and excitements
• Resource Centre – hot desks !!
• Interview Rooms
• ...
WENDY SENDER
Volunteering Development Manager
Ealing Volunteer Centre
020 8280 2242
wendy@ealingcvs.org.uk
100 hours and s...
What is the Local Area Agreement
(LAA) Volunteering Programme?
• Increased volunteering in Ealing
• 1085 new volunteers by...
100 hour awards
• ‘Ealing’ volunteer
must volunteer, live, study or work in Ealing
• ‘New’ to your organisation
started vo...
How you can help
1.Nominate volunteers for ‘100 hour’ awards
• Details & nomination form at
www.ealingcvs.org.uk/volunteer...
www.ealingcvs.org.uk/volunteering
100 out 100
• We have achieved the target !!
• We need 100 more to be home and dry!
• Next awards ceremony 6th November
• ...
London’s Volunteering Charter
&
Volunteer Management Health
Check
Experts in Volunteering Project
Anne Layzell
Development Manager,
Experts in Volunteering Project
Greater London Volunteering
Anne’s direct line: 020 7953...
What is the
Experts in Volunteering Project?
1. London’s Volunteer
Management Charter
2. Health check
3. Training
4. Actio...
The Charter & Health Check:
background
• IVR Report: Health Check: all fit for 2012?
• Based on what the GLV network asked...
The Charter and Health Check: what will they
mean for the London network?
• Strong message of unity
• Evidence of collabor...
What could they mean for you?
They could:
• identify areas for improvement.
• suggest new ideas.
• help find support/signp...
….. and it’s free!
What the GLV network told us:
• They liked the Charter
• They thought that the Health Check was
comprehensive
•
• They wan...
How it could work for HNCAG
(Happy Neighbours Community Action Group)
HNCAG:
•will endorse the Charter by signing it
•are ...
“The Association of Volunteer Managers works to
support people who manage volunteers; and as
such we really welcome initia...
What does it all add up to?
• Practices do not stand still
• Legislative changes
• Increase costs of checking
and vetting
...
Influential Changes
• The nature of employment
• Changes in the resources on offer
• Changes in client /funders
expectatio...
Volunteer Managers’ Forums 2010
Wednesday 20th January
Tuesday 27th April
Thursday 15th July
Wednesday 13th October
NEXT A...
Charities Evaluation Service
Four-day Outcomes Champion course - spring 2010
• 4th & 5th February and 16th & 17th March
• ...
Upcoming Excitements
• Thursday 15th October 2009 10:30 to 12:00
The Lido Centre
– Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual: An Equality ...
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Voluntunteering Into Work Vcf 18 Oct 2009 For Website.Fnl
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Voluntunteering Into Work Vcf 18 Oct 2009 For Website.Fnl

  1. 1. Quick Start Volunteering Meghan Hutchins Volunteering Placement Worker
  2. 2. Volunteering into Work Projects • DWP 2 hours of tasty snack volunteering • One Stop Job Shop 2 hours for 5 weeks – a more sustaining meal • Personal Best – Olympic Feast of Delights – group volunteering, events helping out, customer service • •
  3. 3. Forum Discussion Please share with the forum in 2 minutes • Your Name • Organisation • Brief summary of activities • What works well now, what’s changed? • What help would you like from Experts?
  4. 4. Coffee and Networking • Information gathering • News and excitements • Resource Centre – hot desks !! • Interview Rooms • Training Room •
  5. 5. WENDY SENDER Volunteering Development Manager Ealing Volunteer Centre 020 8280 2242 wendy@ealingcvs.org.uk 100 hours and still counting
  6. 6. 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, partnership working • Potential £670,000 reward funding for Ealing
  7. 7. 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 •
  8. 8. 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
  9. 9. www.ealingcvs.org.uk/volunteering
  10. 10. 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
  11. 11. London’s Volunteering Charter & Volunteer Management Health Check Experts in Volunteering Project
  12. 12. Anne Layzell Development Manager, Experts in Volunteering Project Greater London Volunteering Anne’s direct line: 020 7953 7040 anne@glv.org.uk
  13. 13. What is the Experts in Volunteering Project? 1. London’s Volunteer Management Charter 2. Health check 3. Training 4. Action learning sets 5. www.expertsinvolunteering.org
  14. 14. The Charter & Health Check: background • IVR Report: Health Check: all fit for 2012? • Based on what the GLV network asked for • Move towards ‘standardisation’ across the network • Improve volunteer management > better volunteering experiences
  15. 15. 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 volunteer management • Documents we can use as part of the process of improving volunteer management. • • • •
  16. 16. What could they mean for you? They could: • identify areas for improvement. • suggest new ideas. • help find support/signpost you to other resources in the sector. • 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 quasi-quality mark). •
  17. 17. ….. and it’s free!
  18. 18. What the GLV network told us: • They liked the Charter • They thought that the Health Check was comprehensive • • They wanted a short version of the Health Check for initial contact with organisations, defining the essentials of good practice in volunteer management. • •
  19. 19. How it could work for HNCAG (Happy Neighbours Community Action Group) HNCAG: •will endorse the Charter by signing it •are then ‘Working towards being an Expert in Volunteering’ •complete the Volunteer Management Health Check
  20. 20. “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
  21. 21. What does it all add up to? • Practices do not stand still • Legislative changes • Increase costs of checking and vetting • Valued volunteering programmes • Budgeted volunteering programmes • •
  22. 22. Influential Changes • The nature of employment • Changes in the resources on offer • Changes in client /funders expectations • Increased importance of human capital • Fluid organisational structures • Distance from decision makers
  23. 23. Volunteer Managers’ Forums 2010 Wednesday 20th January Tuesday 27th April Thursday 15th July Wednesday 13th October NEXT AWARDS Friday 5th March NOMINATIONS CLOSE Friday 29th January
  24. 24. Charities Evaluation Service 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 four days. Course Pricing • Third sector attendees with: • 1-5 FTE – £373 • 6-15 FTE – £532 • 16-49 FTE – £732 • 50+ FTE – £865
  25. 25. Upcoming Excitements • Thursday 15th October 2009 10:30 to 12:00 The Lido Centre – Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual: An Equality Perspective • Wednesday 18th November 2009 9.30am to 4.30pm Ealing Town Hall – West London LGBT Out on the Edge

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