Are you a Volunteer Co-ordinator?

· Date: Thursday 17 March

· Time: 5.30pm – 7pm

· Location: Town Hall Council Meeting Chamber

VAL is holding a meeting for volunteers to share their experiences and to give feedback on volunteering in Leicester. The Lord Mayor will also be attending the event to thank volunteers for their vital contribution.

VAL is interested in finding out what motivates volunteers, what’s changing, the Big Society and how VAL can help to give volunteers more of voice in policy decisions.

The event will consist of a cluster of enjoyable mini focus groups where volunteers will get the chance to share their experiences and give their take on local volunteering, in an informal and welcoming way. The full event programme can be found below.

Volunteer Co-ordinators

If you think your volunteers would benefit from attending this event then please:

  • Collect up to five names/contact details from your volunteering team and send them to helpline or call 0116 257 5050
  • Alternatively volunteers can contact the Helpline directly on the details above

The feedback given from the meeting will help VAL to improve services for volunteers and help shape the future of volunteering in the City. Depending on success VAL is hoping to arrange a similar meeting at County Hall.

Volunteers’ Forum Event Programme

Purpose

An opportunity for volunteers to meet and share experiences and voice their outlook on the volunteering landscape/the way they see active citizenship best being fostered.

5.30pm Gather in venue

5.40pm Introduction from Jim McCallum – purpose of event/introduce Lord Mayor

5.45pm Welcome from Lord Mayor – welcome to Town Hall and a few
words of thanks for their volunteering

5.50pm Think piece from Jim McCallum about some trends in volunteering

5.55pm Group discussions on three key questions

  • Why do you volunteer?
  • What do you most and least enjoy about your volunteering?
  • Is volunteering changing? If so, for the better or the worse?

6.40pm Report back from discussion groups

6.55pm Thanks for coming/wrap-up/next steps

7pm Event ends

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