Last Wednesday saw the return of our Volunteer Managers Forum, kindly hosted by The Parks Trust.
The forum, attended by 10 Volunteer Managers, was dedicated to practical tips for using social media. Anna Klis-Davies, member of the Engagement Team at Community Action: MK led the session, illustrating the benefits of using social media platforms to raise awareness about groups, promote forthcoming events and recruit volunteers and supporters.
Following the session, one Volunteer Manager said ‘I will create my own volunteer facebook group and join hootsuite and tweetdeck.’
Another commented, ‘I thought I was quite social media savvy but I have learnt a lot today and feel more confident. Anna was brilliant.’
It was agreed by all attendees that a Volunteer Managers Facebook group would be useful so we will be working on this shortly and will be in touch!
The next Volunteer Managers’ Forum will take place in February 2016.
If you need support to manage volunteers in the meantime please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01908 661623.