NCVO asks whether charities are failing to tap into the talent of their volunteer base to develop new trustees. If you’d like support to develop your volunteering programme, including trustee recruitment, please drop us a line on firstname.lastname@example.org
We love this innovative way that the Canal & River Trust came up with to reward volunteers! If you’d like to learn and share tips with other organisations who involve volunteers, come along to our Volunteer Managers’ Forum on 8th July. It’s free and appropriate for anyone supporting volunteers, even if you’re a volunteer yourself.
Volunteering data. NCVO’s 2015 Almanac has some useful facts and figures about the sector including information about the shape of volunteering in public sector service delivery.
If you’d like to tap into potential new volunteers in the expansion areas of MK, contact our growth officer Hannah. MK’s population is set to grow by 20% by 2026 – that’s lots of new volunteers!
Opportunities of the week
MK:Smart are looking for individuals with a passion and knowledge for photography who can help in the planning and organising of an MK:Smart Photo Competition which they are looking to launch by the end of September.
During this opportunity you will be volunteering closely with the MK:Smart team by assisting in planning the photo competition. Tasks will include looking into venues for hire, contacting potential judges, planning categories for the photo competition and creating flyers.
By joining the MK:Smart Photo Competition team you’ll have the opportunity to develop your organisational skills, interpersonal skills and creative abilities. Appropriate training offered if required. Click to express an interest in this opportunity.
The incredible Walking with Giants Parade returns to CMK this summer. If you want to be able to say ‘I helped make that’ check out and sign up for the makers’ camps happening over the next few weeks.
If you have free time, are a car owner and enjoy driving and would like to help people in your local area then you could become a volunteer car driver for Community Action: MK‘s new community car service – have a look at the link for more information.
MK Islamic Arts and Culture organisation are looking for volunteers for their popular summer festival taking place on the 18th and 19th July. A great opportunity to develop your skills in event organisation and support. Express an interest here.