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 

The Networking Forums take place in venues all over the County and open to anyone who has responsibility for involving and engaging volunteers anywhere in East Sussex. 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.

In Robertsbridge on Thursday 30th November, 2.00 – 4.00 pm 

Following the Rural Locality Network meeting at the same venue in the morning, why not join us for a networking lunch at 1.00 followed by an interactive talk from Katherine Russell, Possability People with regard to disability and volunteering opportunities.  To book you place please use the following link:



Coming soon…we are currently planning a series of Forums for early in the New Year. All the details, including venues & times and how to book will be announced here as and when we have them, but for now you may wish to get the following dates noted in your new diary!
14th February in the Lewes District ( venue TBC):  ♥’Are we still in love with volunteering’?!’ ♥ – a Valentine Day’s special as we ask if the idea of ‘volunteering’ still attracts people, or is the term outdated, overly formal and a ‘turn-off’?
21st February at Sussex Coast College Hastings: ‘The Value of the Volunteer Coordinator – proving your worth in a challenging environment’ (topic to be confirmed)
7th March in Rother (venue & topic TBC)
Please note that while the Forums are delivered locally across the county, if you are responsible for involving and engaging volunteers and based in East Sussex, you can go to any of these Forums…a warm welcome awaits you.