“Getting Volunteers - What business has to offer,
and tips to improve your approach”
Date and Venue: Monday 18th September 2017, 12.30-2pm at the Northern Community Centre, Dan Read Parade, Great Western Park, Didcot OX11 6AS
Cost: £5 including lunch
When we asked you what you most valued about these lunchtime
forums, the opportunity for networking with other Charities and Community
groups in the Didcot area came high on your list. At the
annual Voluntary and Community Sector Forum organised by South Oxfordshire
and Vale of White Horse District Councils, the need for volunteers and
improved links with local businesses and their employee volunteering programmes
was strongly emphasised.
Taking these comments on board, for our September
lunchtime forum we will be focussing on volunteering and improving your links
with business as well as giving you valuable time to network.
Anne Richardson, Corporate Projects Officer at South
Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils will be talking
about the successful relaunch of the councils’ employee volunteering programme
and how your organisation can benefit. She will share her own volunteering
experience and those of her colleagues, including some of the difficulties they
face in trying to volunteer.
We will also be hearing from Grant Hayward who will be
sharing some useful tips on how to improve your approach to business when
looking for their help, including some real life case studies and challenges.
He will also direct you to organisations who can support you to get the most
out of employee volunteering so everyone benefits.
And, of course there will be good time for you to network
together over lunch and after our talks and Q and A.
Parking: There are 10 parking spaces, including two
disabled spaces (if these aren't being used they can hold three cars). If you
find you are short of parking spaces outside the centre then there are more
space on Blackthorn Road (just past the centre opposite the shop) or at the old
Taylor Wimpey sales office. Please do not park on Dan Read Parade. For
directions to the Community Centre see