A Community First Yorkshire event

Volunteer Co-ordinator Network Meeting

Young volunteer and old volunteer have their thumbs up

Event aims

Would you like to know more about how you can successfully support older people with their volunteering? Join us as we explore some of the practical considerations of supporting older volunteers. Fiona Andrews from Dementia Forward will also be joining us to share a new resource they have developed for supporting volunteers with dementia.

Who should attend?

This is a network meeting for volunteer co-ordinators from across North Yorkshire to come together to share information, advice, tips and thoughts on all aspects of volunteer management.

What will you learn?

With an increasingly elderly population, community organisations are key to the promotion of healthy ageing and volunteering in particular plays a very important role in this. In this session we will explore good practice when supporting older volunteers.

There will also be an opportunity to explore the topics further with other volunteer coordinators and to raise any issues or concerns you may have about any aspect of volunteer management.

If you have any specific questions you would like to put to the network, please submit these before the meeting.

What’s included?

All attendees will receive a copy of the presentations and notes from the session.

About the trainers

Fiona Andrews is part of the Community Team at Dementia Forward, a North Yorkshire charity that supports people to live well with dementia. Fiona leads on community engagement and training. She tailors her training for different audiences to cover the many and varied ways individuals and organisations can support people affected by dementia.

Lizzie Clapham is a Development Officer with Community First Yorkshire and a Volunteer Development Officer with Hambleton Community Action. She has a background in event and arts project management and years of experience in recruiting, on boarding and managing volunteers in a wide variety of contexts.


“These are always really helpful and interesting calls”

Laura Bowditch – Volunteer Manager, Encephalitis Society


Please note that this is a virtual network meeting, which will be held via Zoom.

Please book your place to attend by clicking the ‘book your place’ button at the left side of this page. Once you have booked your place, we will send you a confirmation email with a Zoom link to join.

If you would like to attend but do not have a Zoom account or would like a short introduction session on the basics of using Zoom, please get in touch volunteersupport@communityfirstyorkshire.org.uk