East Sussex Volunteer Coordinators’ Networking Forums

‘I know more about what is going on in East Sussex and how I could work with other groups’
Forum participant, February 2016 

NEW FOR 2018 …

Beat the winter blues by coming along to one (or more!) of the ever-popular networking Forums.

31st January, 11-1 in Rother: (venue TBC):  ‘Making your volunteer opportunities more attractive’



This Valentine’s Day, pamper yourself… as we ask… ‘Are we still in love with Volunteering?’ Wednesday 14th February from 1.00 to 3.30 pm. The Linklater Pavilion, Lewes. Pre-booking is essential, but easy! To secure your place please book online here: https://www.3va.org.uk/civicrm/event/info?id=267&reset=1 and if you would like to know more before making a booking, please contact Lee on 07535 992 638 or email lee.shepherd@vces.org.uk


21st February from 10 am at Sussex Coast College Hastings: ‘The Value of the Volunteer Coordinator – proving your worth in a challenging environment’ To book your place please go to:  http://hastingsvoluntaryaction.org.uk/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=200



‘Making the volunteer experience work’…Rethinking the volunteering roleWednesday 28th February 2018, 10.00 am to 1.00 pm. 3VA Annexe, Eastbourne. Pre-booking is essential, but easy! Attendance is free but there are limited spaces.  To secure your place please book online at: https://www.3va.org.uk/civicrm/event/info?id=266&reset=1 If you would like to know more before making a booking, please contact Teri Sayers-Cooper on 07432 678228 or email teri@3VA.org.uk


12th March 11 – 1 in Rother at The Rowan Lounge, Emmanuel Centre, Battle: ‘Implications of data protection when working with volunteers’ 

Please note that while the Forums are delivered locally across the county, if you are responsible for involving and engaging volunteers and are based anywhere in East Sussex, you can go to any of these Forums…a warm welcome awaits you.

The Forums are designed as informal meetings that allow anyone working with volunteers the opportunity to learn and talk more about specific volunteering topics as well as offering the chance to;

  • Meet with other people working with volunteers throughout East Sussex
  • Get up to date information about volunteer management training, funding and other volunteering initiatives in your area.
  • Discover the latest news from the national volunteering sector and how it affects your organisation.

Although each Forum has a focused topic, there are no formal agendas or minutes and no need to send apologies. It doesn’t matter if you have worked with volunteers for five minutes, or for five years and more…everyone has something to offer and you will be very welcome.

Attendance at all the Forums is completely free but there is often limited space in the venues and demand for places is usually high, so to be sure of your place, please book early.