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Events

NEW! Good Practice in Volunteer Recruitment – Volunteer Managers Forum 30 April 2019

Our first SKC Volunteer Managers Forum launches at Dover Town Hall on Tuesday 30 April form 09:30 – 12:00.

We will be looking at two areas of volunteer recruitment; firstly we will be exploring elements of good practice, including: policies and procedures, role descriptions, interviewing and selection.

We will also be looking at the Volunteer Connect platform and how it can help with promoting your roles and recruiting volunteers in the Thanet, Dover District and Folkestone & Hythe areas of Kent.

Our forums are informal meetings with facilitated discussions and learning opportunities that allow anyone working with volunteers the opportunity to learn about good practice and discuss volunteering issues. It’s also a great opportunity to be able to share ideas and experiences with other Volunteer Managers and to learn how Stronger Kent Communities can support your organisation and volunteer programme.

We’ll be providing refreshments and you’ll also get a chance to chat and network with colleagues from across the voluntary and community sector in Kent.

Who should attend?

The Volunteer Managers Forum is open to any trustee, staff member or volunteer from the voluntary and community sector who is currently responsible for recruiting and managing volunteers or is thinking of using volunteers in their organisation in the future.

This forum is part of a new series of networking sessions which aim to develop and promote best practice in volunteer management.

We will be running further sessions throughout the year which will cover other aspects of involving volunteers in your organisation.

Please note that these forums are delivered locally across the county and if you are based anywhere in Kent, you can go to any of these Forums. However, spaces are limited so please ensure you book early.

To book your place on this event go to: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/volunteer-managers-forum-tickets-59693159848 

NEW! Stronger Kent Communities Conferences on Tackling Social Injustice 2019

Conference 1: Thursday 30th May The Mick Jagger Centre 10:00 – 15:00

Join third sector colleagues from across Kent working in social justice, diversity, community safety and criminal justice to network, share best practice and gain practical tips and tools to strengthen and support your organisation and improve your practice. Book here  Access the full conference programme here

A Stronger Kent Conference – Community and Environmental Action 

Monday 3rd June Canterbury 10:00 – 15:00

Join third sector colleagues from across Kent working on animal, wildlife and environmental projects, in community hubs and healthy living centres, grassroots community groups such as WIs, Soroptimists, Lions clubs and more to network, share best practice and gain practical tips and tools to strengthen and support your organisation and improve your practice. Book here  Community and Environmental Action Conference Programme

A Stronger Kent Communities Conference – Living Well at Any Age – Sharing Best Practice
Thursday 5th September Tonbridge 10:00 – 15:00
Join third sector colleagues from across Kent working in health, youth, family and age 50 plus projects to network, share best practice and gain practical tips and tools to strengthen and support your organisation and improve your practice. Booking details to follow

A Stronger Kent Communities Conference – Connecting Culture and Communities
Tuesday 5th November Folkestone 10:00 – 15:00
Join third sector colleagues from across Kent working in art, culture, media and history and heritage to network, share best practice and gain practical tips and tools to strengthen and support your organisation and improve your practice. Booking details to follow

For more information contact Emma Cooney, Event Organiser emma@strongerkentcommunities.org.uk

 

NEW! Courses to help improve your fundraising skills – apply now!

Stronger Kent Communities are delighted to inform you that the six courses below are now live on Eventbrite. The courses cost just £10 and all are being delivered by Kathy Roddy, an experienced trainer who is a member of the Institute of Fundraising. These bite-sized courses have been designed for busy people working or volunteering in the VCSE (Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise) sector in Kent who need a quick overview of each topic.

Just follow the links below for more details and to book online with a debit or credit card. Please book early to avoid disappointment. You will find out straight away if you have a place.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/research-skills-for-fundraisers-tickets-55751715883?aff=ebdssbeac

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/evidencing-need-tickets-55709328100?aff=ebdssbeac

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/organising-fundraising-events-tickets-55753527301?aff=ebdssbeac

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/tendering-and-procurement-tickets-55754639628?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/developing-social-enterprise-tickets-55755139122?aff=ebdssbeac

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/fundraising-from-grant-making-bodies-improving-your-applications-tickets-55754238428?aff=ebdssbeac