supporting, developing and representing community groups,
voluntary organisations, social enterprises and volunteering
Volunteer Managers’ Network Meeting
Theme: Volunteering and Employability
More and more people are turning to volunteering to help them into paid work, especially given the competitive nature of the current jobs’ market. The latest figures show that 7.2% of the Scottish population are unemployed, and last year 32% of the volunteers registering with Fife Voluntary Action were on Job Seekers’ Allowance.
Volunteers who are unemployed come with their own specific needs, but often have a fantastic range of skills and experience for organisations to utilise. Book a place at the Volunteer Managers Network meeting to find out how best to meet the needs of volunteers who are looking for work, and discover some of the fantastic skills that they have to offer!
9.00 - 9.30 Breakfast and Networking
9.30 - 9.45 Volunteering and Employability Overview – Sarah Latto, Fife Voluntary Action
9.45 - 10.00 Meeting the Needs of Unemployed Volunteers – Matthew Ritchie, Fife Council Client Action Team
10.00 - 10.15 Employability and Volunteering in Action – Aileen Aitken, West Wemyss Community Trust
10.15 - 10.45 Introduction to New Employability Project – Pegs Bailey, Fife Voluntary Action
10.45 - 11.00 Final Remarks
To book a place, please call Linda Butcher on 01592 645540 or email [email protected] and provide the following information:
Name of attendee(s)
Name of Organisation
Please book your place by Friday 8th November at the latest.