We would like to learn more about your experience as a volunteer. @WeAreBCR @DudleyMBC

Please tell us about your volunteering experience, how you are supported and the ways in which you are valued.  We would love you to tell us by completing our online survey.  You do not need to leave your contact details if you prefer not to, but we would really appreciate your feedback.  Thank you 🙂

4 of 5 great reasons to volunteer #tuneintuesdays

Volunteering can help you boost your own motivation to go further in life and try new things.  Lots of people all around the world support communities, not-for-profits and charities that they have an interest in.  volunteering is rewarding and it will help you step outside your comfort zone, tackle new challenges and meet people you wouldn’t otherwise.

Let’s connect and see where we can go

Good morning.  I think that spring may be on the way, as the sun is finally shining in Brierley Hill.

I’m looking at re-running my popular training sessions – ‘Volunteers and the Law’ and ‘Tools to manage volunteers effectively’ – you can find our more info about the course content by following this link  If you would be interested in attending could you please drop me an email to eileen@dudleycvs.org.uk as I have to have a minimum of 10 attendees to make hiring a room worthwhile.  Normally we charge £10 for the ‘Volunteers and the Law’ which is a half day and £30 for the ‘Tools to manage volunteers’ as it’s a longer session and we need a more comfortable room [which costs a little more, but is better]

Also I am thinking of starting up a monthly catch up session for local volunteer managers and moving it around the borough. Nothing formal, just a catch up over a cuppa in Halesowen, Brierley Hill, Dudley and Stourbridge, so there would be three a year in each area, but anyone can come to any of them. I was thinking that if I moved it around people who would struggle to attend would hopefully have a local venue to come to. Do you think this is a good idea, helping volunteer managers feel more connected to other people in the same role?  Would you be interested in hosting a session? Please drop me an email to eileen@dudleycvs.org.uk