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Welcome to April’s Volunteer Roundup, with the latest industry updates and training opportunities.

Vision for Volunteering launch events

We are delighted with the official launch of Vision for Volunteering will be at Volunteer Expo Live, NEC Birmingham May 6-7.

Tickets are free and the exhibition brings together charities, community groups and campaigns under one roof to celebrate the impact of volunteerism. There is a complete program great speakers, as well as interactive learning workshops and an on-site activity where visitors can help pack food parcels to distribute to Ukrainian refugees. If you work in the voluntary sector, this is an event not to be missed. We look forward to seeing you there.

We are also hosting an online event on May 10 with Vision partners. Although it is currently full, you can still email us to join the waitlist.

Read the key messages we formulated in our submission to the Vision team where we outline our aspirations for volunteering in England in 2032.

Volunteer Week: June 1-7

This year’s theme for Volunteer Week is ‘a time to say thank you’. Plans are underway across the UK to celebrate the achievements of volunteers and to thank everyone who volunteered, including those who wanted to but were unable. Keep an eye on @NCVOVolunteers for updates and join the UK-wide celebrations.

New report from Mobilizing Volunteers Effectively

The new report from Mobilizing Volunteers Effectively, Communities do it for themselves (pdf), shares lessons learned from self-help experiences in England and Wales. The report contains recommendations on the legacy of self-help for local authorities, the voluntary sector and national policy makers.

European Volunteering Capital 2024

NCVO is a member of the Center for European Volunteering (CEV). The CEV invites towns and municipalities to apply for the title of European Volunteering Capital 2024. The CEV has produced a communication toolkit to help bring together volunteering organizations and local authorities to apply.

To find out what being a European Volunteering Capital can do for you, you can:

Nominations close on June 3 and the winner will be announced on International Volunteer Day on December 5. If you want to know more about the competition, send an e-mail to Gabriella Civico, the director of the CEV.

Invest in volunteers

Investing in Volunteers (IiV) is a UK quality standard that helps you improve the way you manage your volunteers. This is an externally verified award, given by the UK Volunteering Forum, and covers 6 quality areas to improve the volunteer experience with you. With the imminent launch of the Vision for Volunteering, there’s never been a better time to start your IiV journey. Register your interest and get a quote to join a community of successful IiV organizations.

NCVO online training

Strategic planning: orientation and decision-making processes and tools

Has the pandemic prompted you to rethink your strategy? We offer aone day online course to help on May 18, from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Volunteers and the law

We refreshed our online training course on volunteers and the lawto address issues related to the pandemic. We offer it on June 14, from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Protecting Essentials in Charities

The next date of ouronline course on the essentials of protection in charitiesis June 22, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Best Volunteer Management Practices

Our popular online course on good volunteer management practicestakes place over two half-days from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. You must attend both days as they are two parts of one course.

June classes

  • Session 1: Tuesday, June 28
  • Session 2: Wednesday, June 29

July classes

  • Session 1: Monday, July 11
  • Session 2: Wednesday July 13.

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