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Volunteer Managers‘ Forum - Coming to the West of Fife!
Created: 29/10/2019, Updated: 01/11/2019
When: 09.30am-11.30am (09.15am for tea/coffee/biscuits and informal networking), Thursday 05 December 2019 Where: Queen Margaret Room at Dunfermline Museum and Galleries, 1-7 Abbot Street, Dunfermline, KY12 7NL This event is being organised by Fife Voluntary Action Costs This event is free to attend but to encourage attendance and try and ensure a good turnout to benefit all delegates, we will charge a non-attendance fee of £10.00 per delegate. By submitting a booking for this event you agree to pay this fee for those delegates who have places booked but do not attend.
Cancellations can be received up to 5 working days ahead of the event, thus avoiding non-attendance fees. A cancellation will only be valid if we have confirmed it with you. You can send somebody else in place of a booked delegate without incurring a non-attendance fee.
Our Volunteer Managers' Forums are open to anyone who works in Fife and who is involved in the recruitment and/or management/supervision of volunteers.
Volunteer Management can sometimes be a solitary role within an organisation, and our Forums are a great way to meet other people who are doing a similar role to you and reduce any sense of isolation you may have. There's also the chance to network (usually both formally and informally), catch up with changes happening in the field, discuss issues you may have and ask questions of the guest speaker and FVA staff who will be in attendance.
Our topic this time is Volunteers with Lived Experience – what we can all learn.
You may be aware from our recently produced good practice guide Involving people with Lived Experience as Volunteers (this article also includes a link to an electronic version of the guide), we have looked at this subject in detail. We will have speakers from relevant organisations, but also want to take time to reflect on what issues can (and perhaps should) impact on the volunteer recruitment practices and considerations for all parts of the sector.
Also, we are delighted to be offering this forum in Dunfermline, and hope that this will allow more people from that area to attend. As always we are happy to facilitate lift-sharing - get in touch if you need help with this.