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Returning January 2020

The Volunteer Management Conference will provide the latest updates and guidance in supporting outstanding recruitment, retention and management of volunteers to maximise impact across the voluntary sector.


Our 2019 Speakers

Ruth Leonard
Association of Volunteer Managers (AVM)
Kate Jopling
Co-Author of the Centre for Ageing Better Report, Age-Friendly and Inclusive Volunteering
Rob Jackson
Rob Jackson Consulting
Shaun Delaney
Volunteering Development Manager,
National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO)
Oonagh Aitken
Chief Executive,
Volunteering Matters
Karen Ramnauth
Voluntary Services Manager,
South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust
Anne-Marie Zaritsky
Head of Volunteering,
Chris Wade
Director of Engagement,
MND Association
Paul Needham
Head of Volunteering,
National Deaf Children's Society
Colette Bunker
Volunteer & Support Group Manager,
British Tinnitus Association
Dr Angela Ellis Paine
Research Fellow,
Third Sector Research Centre
Amanda Tincknell CBE
Chief Executive,
Cranfield Trust
Tina Wilson
Head of Safeguarding,
The Scouts Association
Peter Olawaye
Leap Confronting Conflict
Rory O’ Connor
Director of Welfare and Policy,
RAF Association
Karen Sheldon
Diversity and Inclusion Manager,
British Red Cross
Michael Phillips
Head of Volunteering,
Crisis UK
Ami Davis
Head of Volunteering and Participation Operations,
National Trust
Stephen Hill
Head of Volunteering,
Parkinson's UK
Katherine Adams
Head of Volunteering,
Alzheimer's Society


I found the event an informative, thought provoking day - it has helped for me to forward plan and think about visioning as i write the restructure of our volunteers programme.

Service Manager for Community Partnership, Signposts

The Volunteer Management Conference gave me an excellent chance to meet new people in my sector and catch up with other sector professionals. It inspired me to be dynamic and that a small idea can lead to change for the better!

Volunteer Development Officer, The Royal British Legion

Great opportunity to share strategic thinking on the current and future trends affecting volunteer management and to meet others who are developing and delivering good practice.

Volunteering Co-ordinator, Community First Yorkshire

Really useful event, lots of information and good ideas to take back to my charity, felt inspired. Very useful meeting other Volunteer Managers within the voluntary sector.

Senior Volunteer Services Adviser, Havens Hospice

A very interesting and stimulating event with good quality speakers.

Head of Volunteering, Independent Age

This was a great event, with interesting speakers who are all involved in influencing and delivering great volunteer management practice It was a fabulous opportunity to learn of their work, meet other volunteer managers and get a flavour of some interesting developments in the volunteer management field.

Volunteering Coordinator, Royal National Lifeboat Institution

The event was almost too good - with so many takeaways and ideas for development.

Head of Volunteering, Compassion UK

Fantastic event with a great range of speakers across the voluntary sector - I've taken away lots of ideas (and contacts) for projects I'm currently involved in!

Senior Membership Co-coordinator, Girlguiding

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