Wednesday, June 22 2022

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

Launch of Vision for Volunteering

More than 80 organizations and thousands of visitors came together earlier this month at Volunteer Expo Live in Birmingham. We were thrilled to launch the Vision of Volunteering at the Expo! We also held an online launch on May 10 and explored the five themes of the Vision. We invite you to read all of the partners’ commitments to a long-term plan for volunteering and get involved too. Meanwhile, we are planning phase two.

Live Volunteer Expo

Thank you to everyone who came to the NEC Birmingham for the UK National Volunteering Fair. We hope you enjoyed the inspiring talks, learning workshops and lending a hand to pack more than 735 emergency food boxes which were delivered to Ukrainian refugees. You can express an interest to get involved in Volunteer Expo in the future.

Volunteer Week: June 1-7

Just around the corner is this year’s Volunteer week, a moment to say thank you and enjoy the UK-wide celebrations! Follow @NCVOVolunteers and use #Volunteer Week for making the trend thank you all over the world!

Inclusive volunteering adapted to seniors

Last month, we held a workshop to design an age-friendly inclusive volunteering results framework. We are grateful to everyone who came to help us reflect on the barriers and challenges of volunteering for people aged 50 and over. Learn more about the project, including what we heard from you and find out how you can support this work, either through our advisory group or by joining our free action learning set. The deadline for expressions of interest is June 22.

Engaging and Supporting Youth to Volunteer: NCVO Workshop

According to NCVO members, at the height of the pandemic, young people under the age of 18 were actively engaged in volunteer roles. However, these suitable and meaningful opportunities are now increasingly difficult to find.

Subscribe to our free online workshop to explore ways to design age-appropriate volunteer roles for 13-17 year olds.

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 discover what being a European Capital of Volunteering can bring you:

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, director of the CEV, at [email protected]

Spirit of 2012 investigates the power of events and webinar

The spirit of 2012 is a legacy funder, founded to support and recreate the spirit of pride, positivity and social connection that people felt during the London 2012 Games.

To mark 10 years after this summer of fun, Spirit of 2012 is organizing an investigation into the power of events. Can events help create happy, thriving and more connected communities? How to maximize the social and economic impact of events?
Take part in their open call for testimonials and tell them what you think before the closing of the investigation at 6 p.m. on June 30, 2022.

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

Protecting Essentials in Charities

The next date of ouronline course on the essentials of protection in charities is 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.

July classes

  • Session 1: Monday 11
  • Session 2: Wednesday 13

August courses

  • Session 1: Tuesday 2
  • Session 2: Thursday 4

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.

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