Our annual free Connecting Communities Conference is here. It’s a time to bring a range of good practices and thoughts together to talk about volunteering across the county.
This year’s theme is ‘Moving Forward’ and looks at new strategies, ways of using marketing to recruit and the legal side of volunteer management. All conference events are free to access for all Cambridgeshire groups, thanks to the funding received from Cambridgeshire County Council and Huntingdonshire District Council.
Vision for Volunteering
Tuesday 14th June // 10:00 – 11:30 am // Zoom
This event is about the England strategy ‘Vision for Volunteering’, which several partner national volunteer infrastructure bodies have co-written. It is intended to influence national policy on volunteering for the next 10 years. An accompanying website will be launched on 6th May. Gethyn Williams from Sport England will be discussing how this national strategy affects community charities and groups in Cambridgeshire—followed by questions from the floor.
To Book CLICK HERE
Attracting Supporters and Followers
Wednesday 15th June // Face to Face
Fenland: March Community Centre, 34 Station Rd, March PE15 8LE
10:00 am – 1:00 pm – including networking light lunch
Huntingdon: The Maple Centre, Oak Dr, Huntingdon PE29 7HN
12:00 pm – 3:00 pm – including a networking light lunch
On Wednesday, we will be running two training sessions in person in two separate places across the county. Attracting Supporters and Followers will be delivered by Christine from CCVS and Kathryn from Hunts Forums. It brings good practice with practical skills, helping organisations identify and recruit the right people for their organisation.
To book the Fenland workshop CLICK HERE
To book the Huntingdon workshop CLICK HERE
Volunteering and the Law
Thursday 16th June // 10:00- 11:30 pm // Zoom
Finally, we end the conference on Thursday with a speaker from Bates Wells LLP, presenting on the legal aspects of volunteer recruitment and retainment. The talk will cover key issues, including avoiding contracts, equality law and how to deal with perks and expenses.
This presentation will be followed by a VCSE Q&A session.
All questions must be submitted before the event, and we cannot guarantee they will be answered. Questions must be general as we are unable to supply legal advice.
To Book CLICK HERE