A Community First Yorkshire event

Volunteer Co-ordinators Network Meeting

At the January network meeting in Knaresborough, we spent time looking ahead, asking what your 2024 volunteering year looks like. We asked you to look at your volunteer offer with the 10-year Vision for Volunteering strategy in mind.

As we are midway through 2024, we thought we would invite you to review and reflect on the first six months of 2024 as well as how you contributed to The Big Help Out and celebrated Volunteer’s Week.

Safeguarding is everyone’s’ business. Whether you are a paid member of staff, volunteer or member of the public, everyone should have a foundation knowledge of what is meant by the term safeguarding.

What will you learn?

The Vision for Volunteering is a ten-year strategy designed to create a better future for volunteering. The framework with its 5 themes is there to inspire and guide you as you continue your journey through 2024 and beyond.

Kat will start the meeting by updating the group on this year’s safeguarding campaign. She will also introduce some campaign materials for the VCSE sector which can be used to raise awareness and start conversations about the subject.

Vicki and Rachel will then chair an open discussion on:

  • How the themes of Awareness and Appreciation, Power, Equity and Inclusion, Collaboration and Experimentation have been adopted into your work to date.
  • How your organisation contributed to The Big Help Out and how Volunteer’s Week was celebrated in your communities.
  • What your plans are for the rest of 2024 and how can this network support them.

As usual there will be peer support from colleagues as we guide discussions on all things volunteering.

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’s Community Support North Yorkshire team. Rachel Neale from Yorkshire Housing will be co-hosting the meeting.

Vicki has years of practical experience in volunteer recruitment and support including being the Volunteer and Operations Manager at Ripon Museum Trust. A former secondary school teacher she also worked for many years as a youth worker, SEND advisor and youth development worker across the Harrogate District. Vicki volunteers at The Ritz Cinema in Thirsk.

Rachel is Volunteer Development Coordinator at Yorkshire Housing, currently working all over Yorkshire to develop volunteering within Yorkshire Housing locations. She was previously Volunteer Centre Manager at Barnsley CVS and has worked within the sector for almost 16 years, so has a wide range of knowledge and passion for all things volunteering.

Also joining us will be Kathryn Morrison, Multi Agency Child Exploitation Policy and Development Officer with North Yorkshire Safeguarding Children Partnership.

Booking details

Bookings deadline: 11/06/24 (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:

Contact details

Booking queries contact: communitysupport@communityfirstyorkshire.org.uk 

Tel: 01904 704177