30 August 2017
The Leeds Volunteer Managers’ Network is a network which supports volunteer managers from the third and statutory sectors in Leeds to improve volunteering, share skills and form partnerships.The Leeds Volunteer Managers’ Network is a network developed and run by Voluntary Action Leeds which supports volunteer managers from the third and statutory sectors in Leeds to improve volunteering, share skills and form partnerships. To join the network simply sign-up to the mailing list at http://eepurl.com/cWN7-z or join the network’s Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/663307687194083/.
The Leeds Volunteer Managers’ Network works to support volunteer managers in a few ways, including organising events, meetings and conferences which give members an opportunity to meet other volunteer managers in the area, and to hear guest speakers from a variety of organisations. Upcoming events include a meeting with a representative from the Department of Work and Pensions to discuss the issue of volunteering whilst on benefits on the 18th October, venue TBC, and a Volunteer Managers’ Conference organised in partnership with Leeds City Council and Leeds Trinity University to celebrate International Volunteer Managers’ Day in November. There will also be a network meeting on the 25th September from 10am-12pm at Leeds Civic Hall, chaired by Gary Blake from VAL, which will be attended by Patricia Kiss from NCVO.
If you would like to regularly receive information about these kinds of events, the Leeds Volunteer Managers’ Network has a mailing list, which one can join at http://eepurl.com/cWN7-z. We also send out information about training courses being run by Voluntary Action Leeds which might be of interest. One free upcoming training course which may be of interest is an Autism Awareness course on the 9th October in partnership with Advonet, which can be booked at https://www.vcconnectsystem.org.uk/VALeedsWebsite/Courses/CourseDetails.aspx?CourseID=961. Other courses include ‘How to Support and Supervise Your Volunteers’ on the 17th October and ‘Public Speaking’ on the 19th October. If you are interested in booking either of these courses, or would like to see the full training listings go to https://doinggoodleeds.org.uk/training-directory.
Being a member of the Leeds Volunteer Managers’ Network also grants one access to resources we have gathered which we think might be relevant to volunteer managers. These include guides to writing volunteer policies, data protection and confidentiality, supporting your volunteers, and how to take care of risk in your volunteering roles. One can also access presentations from our latest Volunteer Managers’ Conference. If you would like to access these assembled resources join the Leeds Volunteer Managers’ Network Facebook page, at https://www.facebook.com/groups/663307687194083/. If you do not use Facebook but would still like to access these resources, you can also access them through the Doing Good Leeds Portal by registering at http://portal.doinggoodleeds.org.uk/registration/, and then going to ‘Forums’, then ‘Leeds Volunteer Managers’ Network’, and then ‘Docs’.
We hope to see you at one of our events soon!