Bringing together volunteer managers to create links, partnerships and share best practice

The Volunteer Managers Network is a series of meetings planned quarterly throughout the year and gives volunteer managers the opportunity to meet others in similar roles from organisations across Cheshire East to network, create links and partnerships, and share best practice. During these network meetings, we deliver workshops, action learning sets, presentations, specialist talks and activities to bring knowledge, experience, and skills together in one place where we can learn from each other.

The agenda for each meeting is led by volunteer manager's and feedback is collected at each meeting to help plan the following network event. Subjects covered recently include 'Working with Volunteers and Social Media', 'Developing a Volunteer Strategy' and most recently we led an action learning workshop where volunteer managers brought 'real problems' they face every day when working with volunteers and worked in groups to look at possible solutions, ideas and preventative measures.

The network events are held at various venues across Cheshire East to allow participation by everyone, so if you have a free venue to use for future events please contact mark.smith@cvsce.org.uk and helen.roger@cvsce.org.uk


Upcoming Network Meetings

Volunteer Manager's Meeting - Thursday 14th November - 10:00am-12:15pm

Venue: Wilmslow Guild, 1 Bourne Street, Wilmslow, SK9 5HD

Based on feedback at previous events we are going to focus on and share best practice around 'Writing Effective Volunteer Role Descriptions to attract the right volunteers'.

During these network meetings we deliver workshops, action learning sets, presentations, specialist talks and activities to bring knowledge, experience and skills together in one place where we can learn from each other.

 

CVS Consultation

As Volunteer Managers your feedback on how we support and work with the sector are essential. At the Network we will have a session to ask for your views on our upcoming tender for the Voluntary, Community & Faith Sector (VCFS) capacity building support contract (currently provided by CVS Cheshire East). We would greatly appreciate your feedback on changes to the way that we work to support you and enable you and your organisation to make good things happen in your community.

 

Thursday 14th November 10:00am to 12:15pm
Wilmslow Guild, 1 Bourne Street, Wilmslow, SK9 5HD
 
 
 
 

 


Connect with the community

Fill out the linked webform and join this network's mailing list, be kept up to date on all the goings on around the network including dates and agendas for upcoming meetings.


Previously covered topics

July 2018 

It was a great turnout at the recent Volunteer Manager’s Network Meeting in July with 23 Volunteer Managers coming together from across Cheshire East to share best practice, network and build relationships. The main topic for this meeting was ‘Engaging volunteers right from the start’ and it was a great opportunity for our Marketing and Design Manager to present CVS’s brand new Volunteer Campaign ‘Make Good Things Happen’ and how volunteer managers can help make this a success! Keep an eye on the CVS website for the date of the next network and register here for emails about forthcoming network events.

      

 December 2017

The December 2017 Volunteer Managers Network Meeting was held at New Life Church in Congleton on December 7th 2017 and focused on 'Recruiting Ex-Offenders as Volunteers Safely and Fairly'. This meeting featured presentations from Eddie Tarry (Community Engagement Manager - Reducing Reoffending team at HMP Styal) and Glenn Makin (Peer Support Worker at Shelter) which focused on:

- The Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (including recent changes)
- Spent Convictions and what these mean
- Managing risk when recruiting Ex-offenders as volunteers
- Challenging perceptions

Plus feedback from groups who successfully work with and manage ex-offenders as volunteers, and the chance to discuss concerns and best practice. Attendees found the meeting to be very useful and engaging and were able to ask their questions directly to our expert guests.

We at CVS are glad to be able to bring this presentation to you in full if you or your organisation are hesitant or have concerns about recruiting ex-offenders as volunteers the below presentations will sure to be informative.