East Sussex Volunteer Coordinators’ Networking Forum in Lewes and online on Wed 8th June

‘Recognising & Rewarding Volunteers’

In Lewes at The Mallings Business Centre, 112 Malling St, Lewes BN7 2RG or, online from wherever you happen to be!

Wednesday 8th June, in Lewes from 1.30- 4.00 pm and online from 2.00-3.30 pm

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

 It’s national Volunteers’ Week 2016 from 1-12 June and as part of the local celebrations, during this Forum we’ll be talking about what we feel are the most effective ways of thanking volunteers and sharing ideas and examples of things we have seen work well and some of the potential pitfalls to avoid.

‘And in the categories for best (and not so great!) volunteer award ceremonies, the nominations are’ … so,  just how do we best recognise the value of volunteers and volunteering without highlighting individuals who do not necessarily want a light shone upon them and what are the merits of things like volunteer award ceremonies – do they offer an effective way of acknowledging everyone’s contribution, or run the risk of lauding a few individuals while alienating others?! 

This gathering of our ever-popular Forum comes with a difference, giving you the choice of how to take part!

For the first time, you can if you would like to, get involved online via a password protected chat room from your workplace, home…or wherever feels best for you at that time! Taking part online is easy and once you tell us that you would like to do that, we will send you an email with the joining instructions you need to take part.  Alternatively, if you would prefer the more traditional method (or you just want to be face to face with other people) you can come and join us in Lewes, where as well as all the usual Forum elements; topical discussion, local and national volunteering news and plenty of networking, there will also be an opportunity to enjoy a few nibbles in celebration of Volunteers Week.

If you want to join in online, or at a venue in Lewes please email lee.shepherd@vces.org.uk or call Lee on 07535 992 638.