Attracting a Diverse Volunteer Team

Virtual Voluntary Sector Forum 1.30pm – 4pm Monday 7th June

 

Do our volunteers reflect the diversity in our communities? Are we inclusive, equitable and accessible ?

A recent report by NCVO called ‘Time well spent’ said:

‘Even before the pandemic, NCVO’s Time Well Spent research report showed that diversity in volunteering was an issue. Those from lower socio-economic groups are less likely to volunteer than those from higher socio-economic groups. People over 65 are also more likely to volunteer than younger age groups. Furthermore, younger, BAME and disabled volunteers report a less positive volunteering experience’*

So maybe we need to be addressing: Does the way volunteering is organised support diversity?

Most organisations portray themselves as valuing diversity and welcome interest from all sectors of the community. However, many organisations lack the expertise to support all volunteers.

This forum will address some of the difficulties faced by organisations and provide some of the tools to support development of a diverse volunteer base.

Information sharing will cover:

  • What constitutes a diverse and inclusive volunteer team?
  • Identifying the rewards and challenges
  • Attracting and recruiting a diverse team
  • Managing volunteers with additional needs

The programme will be delivered via Zoom and will combine presentations with opportunities for group discussions and refreshment breaks. This will give attendees an opportunity to share their own experiences to support and learn from other groups.

Who should attend?

The event is open to staff and volunteers of charities, community groups and voluntary sector organisations in Lincolnshire.

Booking

Please reserve your place via Evenbrite Attracting a Diverse Volunteer Team: Virtual Voluntary Sector Forum Tickets, Mon 7 Jun 2021 at 13:30 | Eventbrite