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Volunteering and the Law - Thursday 19th May 10.00 - 1.30

This workshop will provide an opportunity to learn about or refresh your knowledge on volunteering and the law.

Areas covered during the workshop are:

• the definition of volunteering and volunteers’ rights
• the difference between a contract and an agreement
• the impact on volunteering of Health & Safety, Insurance, the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 & the Equality Act 2010
• the current DBS checks situation
• volunteering and benefits
• the guidelines around volunteer expenses
• Volunteer Management Policies
• Good Practice Measures

There is no charge for this workshop however places are limited so booking is essential.

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Get Started on Social Media training (event is now fully booked but you can sign up for the waiting list)

Social media is a wonderful way to raise your profile, find volunteers and supporters, collect donations and publicise events.
Deciding on which platform to use, setting up an account, writing a post, deciding who to follow are the first steps for your charity’s social media profile. This practical workshop will help you create an account, start posting, start following and get you noticed.
This two-hour practical session has been designed and will be delivered by a Film, Television and Digital Production student at Royal Holloway and the session is aimed at those who:

• Would like help setting up any of the following social media accounts for their organisation (Facebook, Twitter or Instagram)
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• Would like support to help build up confidence in using any of the above social media channels

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First Aid Workshop 2/3/22

This course is now fully booked.

It will be delivered by blended learning - 50% completed online ahead of the in-person session which will take 3 hours. The e-learning element will be shared 21 days before the in-person session. The course content includes:- Unconscious casualty (breathing - recovery position), CPR, hands-on with the Defibrillator, choking, heart attacks, seizures, minor injuries (nose bleeds, grazes), severe bleeds including bandage work, and the use of haemostats, burns, accident books, and contents of a First Aid Kit. The trainer is also happy to touch on the use of epi-pens and anaphylaxis.

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First Aid Workshop 25/2/22

This course is now fully booked.

The course will be delivered by blended learning - 50% completed online ahead of the in-person session which will take 3 hours. The e-learning element will be shared 21 days before the in-person session. The course content includes:- Unconscious casualty (breathing - recovery position), CPR, hands-on with the Defibrillator, choking, heart attacks, seizures, minor injuries (nose bleeds, grazes), severe bleeds including bandage work, and the use of haemostats, burns, accident books, and contents of a First Aid Kit. The trainer is also happy to touch on the use of epi-pens and anaphylaxis.

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Time to Change Forum

As part of sharing learning from the Time to Change project, going forward into our second year of engagement we will be hosting quarterly forums.

The forum will give the opportunity to likeminded Surrey voluntary organisations to come together to discuss successes and challenges with regards to recruiting young volunteers and share ideas and best practice with each other.

This first forum will reflect on lessons learned and notable successes during the year, with subsequent themes to be chosen by the group.

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Recruiting & Managing Young Volunteers (19-25yrs)

The session enables organisations to know how and where to find young volunteers and how to manage them effectively in order to keep them engaged as volunteers. We also look at how the Covid-19 pandemic has changed volunteering and the opportunity that we now have to capitalise on this. The session challenges organisations to think differently about how they have traditionally recruited volunteers and gives them the knowledge and tools to be more confident in recruiting young volunteers aged 19-25 years old. and give you the knowledge and tools to be more confident in recruiting young volunteers aged 19-25 years old.

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Volunteer Managers‘ Forum 3/2/22

Our Volunteer Managers' Forum is open to anyone who works or volunteers in North Surrey and who is involved in the recruitment and/or management/supervision of volunteers.

Volunteer Management can sometimes be a solitary role within an organisation, and our Forum is a great way to meet other people who are doing a similar role to you and learn from shared experiences. We're all in this together is never more true than now! As part of how we support you and how we all support each other, please join us for this session.

We will be concentrating on two topics for this Forum:

  • Virtual Volunteering. The last few years have highlighted the importance of flexible volunteering and the need to carry out tasks remotely. We will look at the volunteering roles that you have and how these could be adapted to be ‘virtual’.
  • Young Volunteers (19-25). 31% of voluntary organisations have seen a decrease in volunteers aged 50+ in the year following the start of the pandemic – has this affected your organisation? Join us to discuss and share ideas around how to engage with and recruit young volunteers aged 19-25.

We'll also take the time to look at the what the main issues are for Volunteer Managers at the moment and how we might deal with them. We'll be learning from each other - what has your organisation been doing, what resources have you found useful and so on.

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Find Your Social Media Voice 2/2/22

Social media is a wonderful way to raise your profile, find volunteers and supporters, collect donations and publicise events.

Getting your message right, appealing to the right audience and using the right channels all make a difference to how well social media assists your cause. This workshop will address all these variables and help put your organisation on the path to social media success!

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Find Your Social Media Voice 26/1/22

Social media is a wonderful way to raise your profile, find volunteers and supporters, collect donations and publicise events.

Getting your message right, appealing to the right audience and using the right channels all make a difference to how well social media assists your cause. This workshop will address all these variables and help put your organisation on the path to social media success!

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Board Diversity - the good, the bad and the ugly

The average age of trustees on boards in the UK is 62. Charities in the UK aren’t making the most of the benefits that young talent can bring at board level.

The session will provoke thinking about how board diversity could help your charity, explore what support you can access on the journey to a more diverse board, and give real examples and the honest truth about the challenges and opportunities that focussing on board diversity brings.

This event is a collaboration between the Young Trustees Movement and Time to Change, a Surrey-wide project delivered by Voluntary Support North Surrey on behalf of the Surrey Council of Voluntary Services (CVS) which aims to enable more young adults to volunteer.

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