A Community First Yorkshire event

Volunteer Co-ordinators Network Meeting – Outdoor and Rural Volunteering

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Outdoor and Rural Volunteering 

Join us at this Volunteer Co-ordinator Network meeting where we will look at the positive impact volunteering in the outdoors can have on health and wellbeing, as well as the types of opportunity open to individuals and groups of volunteers.

We are thrilled to be welcoming Paul Bamber from the North York Moors National Park, who will talk about his own journey as well as how we can all benefit from venturing into the great outdoors. Paul will talk about his work at the National Park but also about opportunities for individuals, groups and organisations to get involved with a rural or outdoor project.

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.

Please note this training is aimed at voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) organisations and groups based in North Yorkshire or delivering services within North Yorkshire.

What’s included?

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

About the trainers

Vicki Sharp is a Development Officer with Community First Yorkshire.

Vicki has years of practical experience in volunteer recruitment and support including 3 years as the Volunteer and Operations Manager at Ripon Museum Trust and over 5 years with North Yorkshire Youth where she recruited and trained volunteer Youth Workers and Buddies. A former secondary school teacher she also has experience of working as a Play Worker and Disability Careers Advisor. Vicki volunteers at The Ritz Cinema in Thirsk where she is a Director and member of the Front of House team.

Paul Bamber has been engaging and training volunteers in practical nature conservation for 18 years for a wide range of organisations including Tees Valley Wildlife Trust, the Forestry Commission and Redcar and Cleveland Council as a Countryside Ranger.

Now, as Volunteer Engagement Officer for North York Moors National Park, he recruits, trains and manages their volunteer task leaders, as well as trains and supports NYMNP staff to create effective, safe and fulfilling volunteer task days.

Booking details

Bookings deadline: 12/03/24 (midday)

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

Please register to attend by clicking the ‘register now’ button at the bottom of this page. Once you have registered, 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: communitysupport@communityfirstyorkshire.org.uk  


Contact details

Booking queries contact: communitysupport@communityfirstyorkshire.org.uk 

Tel: 01904 704177