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Anne-Marie Zaritsky

Head of Volunteering,

Anne-Marie has worked in volunteer management for over 20 years, and has been Head of Volunteering at Mencap for over 4 years.  Previous roles have been at Alzheimer’s Society where she led on the pilot delivery of Dementia Friends, at Trinity Hospice and managing a volunteer centre.   Since joining Mencap volunteering has become a key strategic enabler, and volunteer numbers have increased from under 200 to almost 2,000.  A champion of accessible volunteering opportunities, over 12% of  volunteers have a learning disability.  Anne-Marie is also a Lead Assessor in England for Investing in Volunteers.  A lot of her spare time is spent either travelling, planning traveling or just talking about travelling.

Gain the latest insights from volunteering leads delivering innovative approaches to broadening diversity and enhancing access across the voluntary sector

  • Assessing how charities can drive new recruitment and marketing strategies which move their volunteering base beyond the ‘civic core’
  • Exploring practical insights on transforming volunteering provision with flexible and informal opportunities to attract hard to reach groups
  • Evaluating how charities can deliver more value for volunteers in terms of skill development and personal well being
  • Exploring what makes an organisation accessible to new volunteers and how this can attract diversity