Taking Care of Our Volunteers - A Green Sector Study (Buffet Included)

Tuesday, 29 March, 2016 - 17:00 to 19:00
Unitarian Chapel, Brunswick Square, Bristol
Organised/hosted by: 
Cities of Service
Towards the end of 2015 we began a study of the green organisations working with volunteers in Bristol. We spoke with over 100 organisations, collected survey contributions from 62 of those and interviewed 14 of them. 
This study aimed to collect and understand some of the challenges and successes of organisations working with volunteers and make sense of those, with the goal of sharing models for success with the community sector and the wider hope of generally improving the volunteer experience in the city.
This event is an opportunity for people from all sectors across the city to come together and share their own experiences, to hear about our findings from the study and to hear from some of the contributors. 
We will consider:
Improved volunteer recruitment and retention and how demographics might influence them
How some organisations are supporting vulnerable volunteers
Some solutions for working more effectively with corporate volunteers
We will also consider some elements of the study that might be used for a more strategic impact
The venue will open at 5pm. We will have a vege-friendly buffet so please feel free to bring some tupperware in case there are any leftovers. We would like to reduce waste so please do bring your own cup or bottle if you would prefer. There will be an opportunity for networking.
Other Speakers:
Louise Wratten - Volunteer Bristol
Volunteer Bristol has a 40 year history of supporting volunteering within the city, with a particular emphasis on overcoming barriers to volunteering and supporting organisations that seek to improve and develop the impact of their volunteer programmes.  As part of Voscur, VB join us this evening to talk about the support they can provide to individuals interested in volunteering and to Bristol-based volunteer involving organisations.
Matt Collis - Avon Wildlife Trust
As organisers of the successful 'My Wild Street' project in 2015 with Burges Salmon Avon Wildlife will talk about how they create positive, fullfilling, community and business friendly corporate volunteering opportunities. 
Alex Bowsher - St Werburgh's City Farm
As the new Volunteer Officer for SWCF Alex will talk about their new project 'Include' which will work to support and encourage vulnerable volunteers on the farm.
Dominic Murphy - Cities of Service
As Bristol's Chief of Service Dominic will talk about how his team has been working to encourage and support active citizens in the city and build networks across all sectors.
You will have the opportunity to meet several other attendees and learn about their business and how it might support your charitable organisation, or your business.
Business in the Community
Volunteer Bristol
Bristol Green Capital Partnership
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Contact name: 
Emma Thompson