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LATEST VOLUNTEERING OPPORTUNITIES

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EVENTS

    

Apr
29
Wed
Introduction to Volunteer Management: The Essentials
Apr 29 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Introduction to Volunteer Management: The Essentials

This training session is for people who are new to volunteer management. 

In three hours we will take you through some basic concepts and action planning so that you know you are on top of the essentials for volunteer involvement in your organisation.

We will cover:

  • Volunteer policies and they key elements that we would expect to see included in your policy
  • Safeguarding of volunteers and those accessing your service will be covered to insure that you are aware of your organisations responsibilities
  • Volunteer recruitment
  • What motivates volunteers
  • How to retain the right people
 

The session will also include planning for the future as well as identifying the support that you need.

How good is that? :)

We have five free places for early-bird organisations in Camden, and the rest of the tickets are £59 plus booking fee – and are open to all organisations in Camden and without.

Book your place now via eventbrite here.

Please note: the venue will be in Central London and is TBA. We will let you know as soon as we know!

May
21
Thu
Dealing With Difficult Situations With Volunteers
May 21 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Dealing With Difficult Situations With Volunteers

Intermediate level training for volunteer managers

Do you worry about how to handle tricky or uncomfortable situations with your volunteers? Do you want to prevent or deal with problems more effectively? Yes, you do…

So, you have got the basics of your volunteer project covered, but from time to time things still aren’t working as you have planned. Welcome to the world of volunteer management!

While no two days are the same, there are often tricky situations to deal with.

For this half day course, we will:

  • Ask you to think about some of these situations and bring them to the course so you can identify what to do next
  • Look at some of the underlying causes of difficulties, and consider strategies to prevent them

You will identify what you are going to do next, both in the situation you are dealing with as well as to look at organisation practices more strategically to see if you can do something to make it all easier in the future.

Book your tickets via eventbrite here.

Let’s do this!

Please note: The training venue will be in Central London, and as soon as we know it – we’ll let you know it.

Jun
2
Tue
Office Insights: Employability Training from Lend Lease @ Lend Lease
Jun 2 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Have you ever wondered what it is like to work in a support role for a top international private business?

Lend Lease is a listed property group specialising in project management and construction, real estate investment and development.  They are based in an award-winning building in Regent’s Place.

On Tues 2 June 2015, a team of their PAs are delivering a workplace workshop:

  • If you are already working, but need the confidence to step up in terms of working for a top international company like Lend Lease….
  • If you are returning to work after time out…
  • If you are looking for your first job and want to know about the corporate workplace…

Then this is the workshop for you.

Topics covered include:

  • What is it like to be a PA/Admin/Customer Service worker in an international company?
  • The Lend Lease PA job description will be demystified and the criteria explained.
  • What does “smart casual” business wear look like?
  • What technology would you be using?  Visuals of Outlook inbox and dairies will be shown to highlight the current version of Microsoft and how it is used in business.
  • How do you develop relationships in the workplace?  What is “inappropriate behaviour”?
  • What are the rules about what you can say in emails?  What are the potential issues?
  • How do you manage your boss’ expectations?  How assertive can you be?
  • With the new informality in the workplace how do you work out where to draw boundaries?
  • Working parents and rights around flexible working.


This training will be held in Lend Lease’s offices which are a showcase for occupant health, productivity and employee engagement. Sustainable features include a focus on indoor air quality with 3800 plants, a bio diverse green roof designed to mimic the seasons and London’s largest ‘insect hotel’ for a commercial building.

Places are limited – to book your place, email:  catherine@volunteercentrecamden.org.uk

This training takes place at Lend Lease (between Warren Street/Great Portland Street) on Tuesday 2 June 2015 from 10am to 2pm. And lunch is included.

Jun
4
Thu
June Volunteering Fair @ Arlington Conference Centre
Jun 4 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Sun with Grass

Our volunteering fairs offer a perfect opportunity for organisations and volunteers to be in the same room, at the same time and to get the ‘volunteering ball rolling’.

This one is co-hosted by our friends at One Housing Group and takes place during Volunteers’ Week, a celebration of volunteering across the UK.

Come and see us in the heart of Camden Town at:

  • Arlington Conference Centre, 220 Arlington Road, London NW1 7HE
Good times!

If you’re a person who wants to volunteer, just turn up on the day.

If you’re an organisation, you can make your booking via eventbrite here. (Please note: you only need to make one booking per organisation. Thanks.)

 




VOLUNTEER CENTRE CAMDEN
IN NUMBERS

    

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543

Volunteering Opportunities October-December 14

g

329

Member Organisations as of January 15

6

1693

Volunteers Placed Since January 12

%

46%

Volunteers Placed at Volunteering Fairs


WITH THANKS TO OUR FUNDERS