The first Volunteer Managers’ Forum of the new decade takes place on Thursday 18th March 2010 between 10:00am and 12:00 at:
St Matthews Church Centre
This will be a networking event with a focus on sharing information and good practice. We will also be discussing some exciting ideas for Volunteers Week 2010, which, as always, takes place during the 1st – 7th June. (This is half-term week.) We will also discuss how the Volunteer Managers’ Forum in South Derbyshire can develop and continue to provide the information and support that you need in supporting your volunteers.
Anyone who works with volunteers, whether as a paid worker or a volunteer will be very welcome.
10:00 Arrive, Tea & Coffee
10:15 Introductions and Apologies
10:20 Information sharing.
Please bring a few leaflets or other publicity about what you do and use this opportunity to talk about your volunteering successes.
We’ll also feed back information from the South Derbyshire strategic Volunteering Partnership meeting.
10:35 Volunteers Week 2010
We’ll tell you about our ideas so far and ask for your honest feedback on them Also, a chance to share your ideas for how South Derbyshire can celebrate volunteers and volunteering during this week.
11:00 The future shape and priorities for this forum
Again, we have a few ideas, but we really want to know what you think your network should be doing during the coming year.
11:30 Networking, with more tea and coffee and intelligent conversation.
We will serve tea and coffee from about 09:50 (or as soon as the kettle boils) and we make a firm promise that the meeting will be over by midday.
Please let Chris Wagstaff at the Volunteer Centre know if you are coming so we can get enough cups out and set out enough tables and chairs.
Phone 01283 550163 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you can’t come on Thursday 18th March, but would like to be kept informed about the network, also please let Chris know.