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  • International Volunteer Managers' Day - One Job, Many Hats

    Created: 12/10/2016

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    Universally, people recognise the contribution of volunteers – in sport, health, emergency services, faith communities and the environmental lobby. In fact volunteers are involved in just about every aspect of service delivery in all walks of life.

    However, volunteering does not succeed in a vacuum - Volunteer Managers, Volunteer Coordinators, Community Engagement Officers, whatever the role is called, these are the people who are part of making volunteering happen.

    That is why we celebrate International Volunteer Managers' Day every year on 05 November. Read more here:

    It is important to let those professionals know that the spirit of volunteerism is enhanced and enabled by them – and to thank them.

    Just as important is the opportunity to educate others about this important work, which is why we encourage the catch phrase “Education through Celebration” when we acknowledge IVMDay each year.

    Fife Voluntary Action urge you to mark your calendar and, whether you are - an administrator, a volunteer, a community leader or someone who receives the benefit of volunteer help, to make sure the people who act as leaders and catalysts get the recognition they deserve!

    The theme for 2016 is Volunteer Management - One Job. Many Hats.

    Aside from being a theme that we hope many people can have some fun with, it also reflects the multi-dimensional skill base that Volunteer Manager’s have to develop to be truly effective in their roles.

    If you would like to sign up for updates you can do this by clicking here, or you can sign-up to FVA's own Volunteer Managers e-bulletin by clicking here

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