Behind Ireland’s thousands of volunteers lie the equally dedicated individuals and organisations responsible for their recruitment, training, support, and management.
These are the people that can inspire volunteers and enable an environment where volunteering can thrive. These are the people that inspire volunteers and enable an environment where volunteers thrive.
This is your opportunity to join your peers, colleagues and leaders in the field of volunteer management from all over the world for a day of professional development, networking and informative, thought-provoking workshops.
Who Should Attend?
- Groups and organisations (large and small) currently involving volunteers or those thinking of involving volunteers.
- Individuals (paid or unpaid) working directly with volunteers or who are responsible for managing volunteers in some capacity.
- Anyone looking to gain an in-depth understanding of best practice in volunteer management.
Our programme will give you an insight to volunteering here in Ireland and will also include insightful inputs from International Speakers on their experiences in Australia, Canada and the UK. Martin J Cowling is our keynote speaker this year and will look at the issue of equipping paid staff to work with volunteers. Tony Goodrow from Canada will introduce us to The Scarce Resources Model for Measuring the Return on Investment of Volunteer Engagement while Nikki Squelch from the UK will present how your organisation can benefit from developing a Volunteer Strategy no matter what its size.
Add to that presentations and workshops on Orientating and Training Volunteers, corporate volunteering, The Dublin Tall Ships Festival Volunteers and the London 2012 Olympic Games and you’ve got the event for those managing volunteers like no other … come network and learn with us …