Volunteering round-up: September 2021

Here’s the September volunteering round-up, including information, updates and events on all things volunteering.

Vision for Volunteering

In June we announced Vision for Volunteering, a new collaboration between NAVCA, Volunteering Matters, the Association of Volunteer Managers and NCVO. We’re delighted Sport England have now joined us. Over the next few weeks, we’ll confirm November’s workshop dates via email and on Vision for Volunteering. Sign up if you want to join a workshop. We’re also developing other ways to participate for anyone who can’t attend a workshop. You’ll find a detailed FAQ on the website explaining the six priority areas that’ll help focus us on creating a long-term vision for volunteering in England.

National Volunteering Forum: Voluntary action during the pandemic in England event

Since October 2020, we’ve been working with the University of Northumbria to review, analyse and evaluate voluntary action responses to the Covid-19 pandemic through the Mobilising UK Voluntary Action project. Across the four nations, this research has sought to understand:

  • the impact of the pandemic
  • what is needed from the sector and government to support national recovery
  • how we can prepare for future crises.

To find more about this project, join us at our free online half day event on 27 October.

New UK Civil Society Almanac!

This week we launched the 2021 edition of the UK Civil Society Almanac, our ground-breaking data resource on the voluntary sector. Find out how volunteering changed throughout the pandemic as well as everything else related to income, expenditure, types of organisations, workforce, activities and so much more.

Covid-19 workplace testing

Current government advice is that everyone should be testing for Covid-19 twice a week. Some organisations have begun using workplace testing for volunteers. The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) invites you to tell them whether you think testing should be supervised by organisations or whether volunteers should be able to test at home. Please email shaun.delaney@dcms.gov.uk with your feedback and examples of current practice.

NCVO training

Safeguarding essentials in charities

The next date for the safeguarding essentials in charities course is 21 October, 10.00–15.00.

Volunteers and the Law

We’ve refreshed our training course on volunteers and the law to address issues emerging from the Covid-19 pandemic. We’re delivering this online, over half a day on 10 November. Find out more about the course outcomes, pricing and how to book.

Good practice in volunteer management

Our popular good practice in volunteer management course takes place over two half days from 10.00–13.00. You need to attend both days as they’re two parts of one course.

November course

  • Session 1: Tuesday 23 November
  • Session 2: Thursday 25 November

December course

  • Session 1: Monday 13 December
  • Session 2: Tuesday 14 December
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