New Approaches to Volunteering
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NEW APPROACHES TO VOLUNTEERING
DISRUPT INNOVATE CHANGE
21ST NOVEMBER 2019
BADEN-POWELL HOUSE

Registration & Networking

08:15-09:20 Registration, Refreshments and Networking
09:30-11:15 Morning Plenary Session 1 - Volunteering Policy, Governance and Opportunities
09:30
Opening Address - Welcome to the conference
Mr Andy Reed OBE (confirmed)
Director at Saje Impact and The Sports Think Tank
Sports Think Tank
09:40
Volunteering: Life Changing Opportunities
  • How Volunteering can open up life chances, improve your own health and well-being and build opportunities for yourself and others - Ultimately creating your own personal eco-system around your work and your personal life.
Sally Higham (confirmed)
CEO
Groop
10:00
“Someone Like Me; diversity at the heart of volunteering”
  • Does the volunteering that supports our communities, reflect our communities?
  • Perceptions & barriers and what we are learning through Sport England’s work
  • Outcomes & impact of a more diverse volunteer-force
  • Demonstrating that yes ‘someone like me’ does volunteer
Jenny Betteridge (confirmed)
Strategic Lead Volunteering
Sport England
10:20
Impact of Voluntary Sector on Youth Violence
  • Level of serious violence nationally 
  • Drivers and enablers of serious youth violence
  • Police response 
  • Impact of the voluntary sector 
Jacqueline Sebire (confirmed)
Assistant Chief Constable
Bedfordshire Police
10:45-11:00 Question and Answers
11:00-11:30 Refreshments and Networking
11:30-12:45 Morning Session 2 - Delivering Volunteering in Practice
11:30
Kickstarting a Volunteer Revolution
  • Why people take up volunteering for the first time
  • Barriers to volunteering
  • Royal Voluntary Service unique philosophy on volunteering 
  • How we are changing to meet societal needs around volunteering 
Rebecca Kennelly (confirmed)
Director
Volunteering for Royal Voluntary Service
11:50
Presentation from Positive Youth Foundation
  • Creating an attractive offer
  • How social action is the key to youth empowerment
  • Embracing the youth voice
  • Pathways to employment: A note to employers
James Ogundare (confirmed)
Youth Advisory Board Member
Positive Youth Foundation
Cormac Whelan (confirmed)
Programmes Manager
Positive Youth Foundation
12:10
Volunteering Millennials
  • Change - Why make it so hard?
  • Disrupt – Look at us differently
  • Innovate – See our potential
Maria Imran (confirmed)
Trustee
Creative Youth Network
Katie Taylor (confirmed)
Partnerships Executive
Groop
12:30-12:45 Questions and Answers
12:45-14:00 Lunch and Networking
14:00-15:00 Delivering Volunteering in Practice
14:00
Sporting Memories - Tackling Dementia, Depression and Loneliness
  • Sporting Memories’ journey from its launch in 2011 to the present
  • 120 free Sporting Memories clubs and rising
  • Recruiting, training and retaining volunteers
  • Measuring and Demonstrating Impact
Tony Jameson-Allen (confirmed)
Co-Founder & Director
Sporting Memories Network CIC & The Sporting Memories Foundation
14:20
Presentation from Essex County Council
  • Commissioning through Community Capacity Building, what does it really mean?
  • Supporting adult volunteers to work at the highest level.
  • Developing young volunteers, young commissioners and young inspectors.
Joanne Adams (confirmed)
North Senior Youth and Community Commissioner
Essex Youth Service, Essex County Council
Bridget Craigen (confirmed)
Youth Work Commissioner (QA & Learning)
Essex Youth Service, Essex County Council
14:40
How Do We Ensure Volunteering Really Makes a Difference and Does No Harm?
  • Matching the needs of charities with the skills of volunteers
  • Investing in volunteers
  • Using tech and data for transformation
Tris Lumley (confirmed)
Director of Innovation and Development
NPC
15:00-15:15 Refreshment Break
15:30-16:30 Panel Debate: The Road Ahead:
15:30

An opportunity to discuss with the panel, and your peers in the room, about how we can create change within the system so organisations who work with volunteers keep up with modern lifestyles and benefit from technological developments;  and that all the people who want to volunteer are encouraged and enabled to help in a capacity that suits them…

  • What is going well?
  • What can we do differently? 
  • How we can learn from others / continue to share our ideas?
  • How can technology help?
  • How do we move ahead and change our approaches to volunteering?​
Jenny Betteridge (confirmed)
Strategic Lead Volunteering
Sport England
Bridget Craigen (confirmed)
Youth Work Commissioner (QA & Learning)
Essex Youth Service, Essex County Council
Sally Higham (confirmed)
CEO
Groop
Tris Lumley (confirmed)
Director of Innovation and Development
NPC
Mr Andy Reed OBE (confirmed)
Director at Saje Impact and The Sports Think Tank
Sports Think Tank
Cormac Whelan (confirmed)
Programmes Manager
Positive Youth Foundation
16:30-17:00 Networking
17:00-17:00 Conference Close
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