Volunteer Co-ordinator Network Meeting

Event aims

How can you support the mental health of your volunteers? If you are a volunteer co-ordinator for your organisation in North Yorkshire, you are welcome to join our Volunteer Co-ordinator’s Network. At our next meeting we will explore the benefits of proactive mental health support for volunteers.

Who should attend

This a network meeting for volunteer co-ordinators across North Yorkshire to network and share information, advice, tips and thoughts on all aspects of volunteer management.

What will you learn?

At our next Volunteer Co-ordinator Network meeting we will be focussing on ‘supporting volunteer mental health’. Post-pandemic, organisations are more likely to be supporting volunteers with their mental health.

We will hear from Gemma O’Connell, Mental Health Support Worker from Action Towards Inclusion (ATI) at Orb, who will discuss supporting people with mental health into volunteering and considerations for organisations to become more inclusive. Lizzie Clapham, from Community First Yorkshire will explore recognising and supporting volunteers with their mental health.

After a short break you can explore the topic further by joining other volunteer co-ordinators in one of three facilitated break out rooms. The three breakouts will cover; protecting your own mental health, supporting volunteers with a diagnosed mental health illness and a mini mental health surgery on current challenges you may be facing with managing volunteers.

If you have any specific questions you would like to put to the network, please submit these before the meeting.

Please note that this is a virtual network meeting which will be held via Zoom.

Please register to attend by clicking  the ‘register now’ button at the bottom of this page. Once you have registered, a confirmation email will be sent with a Zoom link to join.

If you would like to attend but do not have a Zoom account or would like a short introduction session on the basics of using Zoom, please get in touch volunteersupport@communityfirstyorkshire.org.uk

What’s included 

All attendees will receive a copy of the presentations and notes from the session.

About the trainer

Lizzie Clapham is a development officer with Community First Yorkshire and also a volunteer coordinator for Hambleton Community Action. Lizzie has years of experience of working with volunteers to deliver service and activities, and of supporting volunteers with mental health.

Gemma O’Connell is a Mental Health Support Worker from Action Towards Inclusion (ATI) at Orb based in Knaresbrough. She formerly worked for Ripon Museum where she was a Volunteer Support Officer, developing the Volunteering for the Soul project.

Quotes from previous attendees 

“Thank you very much for bringing together all the information. All very useful and helpful” Christine Mackay Centre Coordinator, Scarborough Survivors March 2021

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