Recruiting & retaining volunteers using social media…East Sussex Volunteer Coordinators’ Networking Forum

Tuesday 24th March, 1-4pm
Hastings Voluntary Action, Jackson Hall, Portland Place, Hastings, East Sussex TN34 1QN
Is the idea of tweeting on Twitter or creating a Facebook page a mystery to you? If so, during this Forum we will be showing you the advantages of how with a little time you could benefit your organisation’s volunteer recruitment and retention rates by learning just a few basic skills that will enable you to reach out to a wider audience via social media.

We are thrilled to announce that this session will be facilitated by Mina O’Brien of Ditzy Media (, a Social Media Training Consultant based in Eastbourne. Mina has years of experience working with small businesses and charitable / voluntary organisations across East Sussex during her 15 year career with East Sussex County Council Trading Standards.

Mina will be taking you through a practical session on how to get started and best use Twitter & Facebook.

The East Sussex Volunteer Coordinator Networking 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.

The Forums are facilitated by Lee Shepherd, Volunteer Centre East Sussex’s, Volunteering Development Officer who is a qualified trainer with over twenty years experience of directly managing volunteers and supporting groups to work with volunteers. Lee is often joined in the Forums by a range of guest speakers with specialist knowledge of the topics under discussion.

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…please come along…everyone has something to offer and you will be very welcome.

Attendance at the Forum is completely free but there are limited places and we expect demand for places at this Forum to be particularly high, so to be sure of your place, please book early

Pre-booking is essential, but easy! To secure your place please contact Lee Shepherd on 07535 992 638 or email

Update – 16th March…We have two places remaining at this Forum!