How to make a Volunteer Army…

My podcast with the @workhubs Cafe Garage Project –

“So how do we organise a group of people, without telling them what to do, make it inspirational, have them showing up at the right time… it’s got to be like a fun engageing community project?”

Here’s how I answered! Continue reading “How to make a Volunteer Army…”

Advertisements

Community through Volunteering: Waltham Forest

I’m happy to be heading to Community Waltham Forest’s Spring into Volunteering event on 22nd March.  community waltham forest

I’ll be talking through some online training ideas, signposting to resources and hopefully meeting other people (like you?!) who coordinate community action in my area. Continue reading “Community through Volunteering: Waltham Forest”

Spare Time or Spare Rooms

A sprawling monologue in which lots of us do a little bit.

Yesterday I was really anxious and preocupied with work.  I do insist on having ideas (this time it’s interactive online training) and I find following them through quite anxiety-inducing.

Starters-and-Info-768x768Then I got to the Stories and Supper project, where we are planning a supper club that challenges some media narratives on refugees and also supports the refugees themselves. Continue reading “Spare Time or Spare Rooms”

Training: Volunteer Disclosure Checks

Volunteers… CRB…  DBS… Regulated Activity…  Barred Lists… Confusion.

A half day interactive worksh0p addressing the recent changes in criminal record checks for volunteers,  and all the great ways if keeping your organisation and volunteers safe. 

I can deliver this for your organisation… please get in touch.

  • Picking apart the JARGON
  • Activities: checking real-life volunteer roles
  • Visual explanations of different levels of check
  • Group discussion to explore individual recruitment issuesDBSFlow2auto2

This is a great way for small and medium organisations to find out about  changes to the system of checking criminal convictions and barring, and how they affect organisations and volunteers.  The course also looks at all the recruitment options you have to make sure your organisation and clients are safer.

Take a look at these resources for more of an idea of the course:

Example Activities

Example slides from the presentations

Which level of check should we use?

Session objectives:
• Highlight the changes you will need to make in your organisation as a result of CRB changes
• Explain what a Disclosure and Barring Service Check is and when it is useful
• Utilise methods such as references and interviews to improve the safety of your recruitment & selection process

Please get in touch to find our more.  Thanks!