A Community First Yorkshire event

Volunteer Co-ordinators Network Meeting

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Involving LGBTQIA+ Volunteers

Join us as at this Volunteer Co-ordinator Network meeting where we will look at involving LGBTQIA+ volunteers. The session aims to raise awareness and confidence of the language we use, and offer an insight into the intersectionality of all in our communities.

By looking at the barriers and conflicts people can face in engaging in a variety of settings, we will challenge unconscious bias and provide further details of support services and networks available to you.

There will also be an opportunity to explore this and other 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.

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 trainers

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.  Other speakers are just being finalised and will be confirmed.

We will be joined by Dave Forrest, a Community Champion with the NHS. Dave is a charity expert in inclusion and diversity. Dave established and managed the first LGBT+ Community Centre in Yorkshire and was a change maker for the mental health movement Time to Change.

Aleks Fagelman Assistant Community Curator at Leeds Industrial Museum and Thwaite Watermill who presented at our Neurodiversity session will be returning to talk about their experiences as a non-binary young adult.

Booking details

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

Bookings deadline:  2/08/23 (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

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

Email: volunteersupport@communityfirstyorkshire.org.uk

Tel: 01904704177