A Community First Yorkshire event

Volunteer Co-ordinators Network Meeting

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Involving and Supporting Volunteers with Criminal Records

Join us as at this Volunteer Co-ordinator Network meeting where we will look at the positive impact that can result from meaningful engagement and participation of volunteers with previous criminal records. We will explore procedure and mechanisms for inclusive volunteering including DBS and Risk Assessments.

This session will help you to build confidence around recruiting people with previous convictions.

It will also introduce you to the key theory relating to criminality and its links with volunteering. By the end of the meeting you will:

  • feel more confident when recruiting people with criminal convictions as volunteers
  • understand where it would and wouldn’t be appropriate to recruit a person with criminal convictions
  • know how to have conversations around disclosure and risk management and what to do if things go wrong.
  • If you have any specific questions you would like to put to the network, please submit these before the meeting.

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's included?

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

About the trainer

Vicki Sharp and Lizzie Clapham are Development Officers with Community First Yorkshire. Vicki has years of practical experience in volunteer recruitment and support and working with children and young people, including being LGBTQ Champion for North Yorkshire Youth. Lizzie 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.

We will be joined by Andrina Dawson, the Coordinator for Volunteering with Voluntary Action Leeds. As part of her role Andrina facilitates the Employer Supported Volunteering and Giving Time services. Giving Time is a brokerage service that matches people with criminal convictions to volunteering opportunities.

Booking details

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

Bookings deadline:  11.09.2023 (midday)

Please register to attend by clicking here.  Once you have registered, we will send you a confirmation email with a Zoom link to join.

Contact details

Booking or programme queries 
Email: volunteersupport@communityfirstyorkshire.org.uk
Tel: 01904704177


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