This FREE conference is for volunteer managers, community leaders and anyone else who’s involved in working with volunteers. We’ll be exploring fresh approaches to recruiting, supporting, celebrating and rewarding volunteers, as well as lifting the lid on how micro-volunteering can fit into your organisation.
It takes place at St Ives Corn Exchange (Market Street, St Ives PE27 5AD) on Thursday 19 April, 10am until 2pm. Lunch will be provided. Please call Living Sport on 01487 841559 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to book your place in advance.
Guest speakers and workshop leaders include:
Volunteering Development Manager, NCVO
Shaun oversees strategy for the development of volunteering and volunteer management good practice at the National Council For Voluntary Organisations (NCVO). Previously he spent five years as head of volunteering at Samaritans, leading the involvement of 20,000 volunteers across the UK and Republic of Ireland. Before that he was with Volunteer Centre Greenwich supporting 300+ member organisations to involve volunteers and Olympic/Paralympic-related programmes including Team London Ambassadors. He is currently a trustee and treasurer of Greater London Volunteering.
Coordinator, Somersham and Pidley Time Bank
Lucy has been employed by Somersham Parish Council to run the Time Bank since July 2012. With a background in chemistry and a career break to look after her three children, Lucy was on new territory taking on this role in community development. Using local knowledge and creating links with key organisations she has built the Time Bank into a thriving project, with over 130 individuals and 16 organisational members. She now supports the growth of Timebanking across Cambridgeshire and has developed a programme of local activities for older people and those affected by long-term health conditions.
Director, Cambridge Street Pastors
Cambridge Street Pastors patrol the streets in the city centre each Friday and Saturday night to help anyone in difficulty without judgement or discrimination. Part of a national organisation, The Ascension Trust, the Street Pastors aim to provide a listening ear, practical help and Christian concern for all people, whether upset or sick or just needing someone to talk to. Mark is the local director working with Trustees and volunteers; he is responsible for day to day operations, recruiting, training and equipping volunteers, overseeing the weekly patrols and working with partner agencies.
Founder & Director, Ferry Project
Keith founded Ferry Project in 1999, a social enterprise and registered charity providing support and accommodation to homeless people. In 2010 Keith won Fenland business person of the year, in 2012 was voted Inspirational leader of the year by the Chartered Institute of Housing and in 2014 was the winner of the East of England Impact Awards from Business in the Community. Previously, Keith worked as a science teacher for 16 years in Wisbech, and trained and worked as a counsellor. He has been a board member for Social Enterprise East of England and a Chair of Governors. He is an Elder of the King’s Church in Wisbech.
Chief Officer, Care Network Cambridgeshire
Susie joined Care Network in June 2017. Having been a carer for her grandmother who had Vascular Dementia, there were so many times she felt the system let them down. She saw the Chief Officer role as one way that she could prevent others going through a similar experience.
Previous areas of third sector employment include Head of Operations for Boxing Futures, a charity delivering sport for good, community rehabilitation programmes for young people aged 16-25 years. She helped the charity develop from a concept to becoming operationally live; delivering in London and Peterborough, culminating in winning international funding from the Movember Foundation to deliver a project to reduce male social isolation and the likelihood of suicidal feelings.