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Volunteer Management

Who should attend:

This course is aimed at volunteer managers and co-ordinators or anyone with responsibility for managing volunteers.

Overview:

This is an ideal course for busy volunteer co-ordinators who wish to gain knowledge of best practice and how to apply it. The day will also provide opportunities to network and share information. The course will cover:

SUPPORT STAFFORDSHIRE HELPS TO BRING IN £16,900 TO A RURAL VILLAGE HALL IN NEWCASTLE

Support Staffordshire, a charity that supports other charities and voluntary activity in the county helped to bring in £16,900 of funding to a village hall for upgrades and improvements.  Ashley Memorial hall is a well-used village hall in Newcastle borough but the facilities were in need of basic improvements to help attract even more users.

RARE OPPORTUNITY TO LEASE FLEXIBLE TOWN CENTRE OFFICE SPACE

A golden opportunity has arisen for a charity or not for profit group to lease sizeable office space on the fully accessible ground floor of the Voluntary Services Centre in Burton from October 2019.  476 sq ft of flexible office space is available with dual aspect windows and an internal store room.  Parking is included within the rental price for up to 3 cars in a car park situated directly next to the building. 

Why is having good governance so important?

Voluntary organisations exist to have a positive impact on the communities they serve. Having a confident, diverse & skilled board that provides good governance is crucial for any organisation to fulfil its purpose.

Having good governance provides direction and supervision, whilst ensuring effectiveness and accountability for an organisation.

Direction. If you know where you’re going it’s much easier to get there.  The board should have the capacity to set the strategy and overall direction; providing leadership for everyone in the organisation.

Garry Jones's Blog

We live in uncertain times and for once such a statement actually means something, as since I last wrote we have a new government and a renewed promise to leave the EU. I’d like to focus on the former if I may and flag up a minor detail of the new government – the charities brief.

Volunteer Recruitment Events

Support Staffordshire can help you overcome the barriers to help find the right volunteering opportunity for you. We are a local charity working within your community, helping other charitable groups to develop and grow. We have hundreds of volunteering opportunities on offer with local good causes, and because we work with such a wide variety of community groups, we can help you find just the right role for you.

Volunteering can have such a huge impact on your life in so many different ways. One volunteer said,

The Star of the Show

When Support Staffordshire held its 2019 Volunteer Star Awards at Westwood Golf Club, Leek on 13th June, the winner of the most prestigious award – the Lifetime Achievement Award - was unfortunately absent and the audience had to applaud a photo of her. There was a very good reason for this as the winner, Nancy Coates, was celebrating her 100th birthday that very day!

COUNCIL PLEDGES VOLUNTARY SECTOR SUPPORT

A commitment to work shoulder-to-shoulder with the voluntary sector in Newcastle-under-Lyme has been signed by the Borough Council.

Cllr. Simon Tagg, the Leader of the Council, put pen to paper on the Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) Pledge outside the Guildhall in Newcastle town centre.

He was joined at the signing by Garry Jones the Chief Executive of Support Staffordshire.

The Borough Council has become one of the first district authorities in the county to sign the pledge.