Volunteer Ireland
Connecting Communities Through Volunteering
Sep 26 @ 11:00 – 12:00
11:00
This one hour yoga session offers an opportunity to unwind and explore a variety of postures, breathwork and meditation will be covered. All levels welcome. Own mat required. For more information contact Siobhan Johnston: 0667117966 or siobhan@volunteerkerry.ie
Ardert, Banna Beach, Co. Kerry
11:00
Grab a cuppa and join your fellow Volunteer Managers for our digital give and get. Join the team at Volunteer Ireland when we take a coffee break and informally chat about all things volunteering. P lease note that these small
Online Webinar
11:00
In this webinar, we will take you through the fundamentals of Garda Vetting, the legislation in which it operates, who needs to be vetted and who doesn’t. We will explore good practice in Garda Vetting and explore how it fits
Online Webinar
11:00
The health check workshop will help you identify the policies and practices to be put in place to demonstrate good practice within your volunteer programme. Based on Investing in Volunteers (IiV), the national quality standard for volunteer management, the session
Online Webinar
11:00
Grab a cuppa and join your fellow Volunteer Managers for our digital give and get. Join the team at Volunteer Ireland when we take a coffee break and informally chat about all things volunteering. P lease note that these small
Online Webinar
11:00
Interviewing candidates for volunteer roles is imperative to ensure you are selecting the most qualified person. A key outcome of conducting an interview is the acceptance and agreement of the volunteer applicant and the prospective volunteer manager. Without this significant
Online Webinar
11:00
Grab a cuppa and join your fellow Volunteer Managers for our digital give and get. Join the team at Volunteer Ireland when we take a coffee break and informally chat about all things volunteering. P lease note that these small
Online Webinar
11:00
In this webinar, we will take you through the fundamentals of Garda Vetting, the legislation in which it operates, who needs to be vetted and who doesn’t. We will explore good practice in Garda Vetting and explore how it fits
Online Webinar
10:00
We recognise that the job of leading and managing volunteers can be challenging. It’s frequently an isolating role, with practitioners often getting little support from within their organisations. Covid-19 has added to these challenges, with stress and anxiety more common.
Online Webinar
00:00
International Volunteer Managers Day (IVM Day) is celebrated globally on November 5 each year. The day is put aside to allow volunteer managers a chance to reflect on and celebrate the critical work they do, and more importantly, it allows
Worldwide
10:00
We recognise that the job of leading and managing volunteers can be challenging. It’s frequently an isolating role, with practitioners often getting little support from within their organisations. Covid-19 has added to these challenges, with stress and anxiety more common.
Online Webinar
11:00
Grab a cuppa and join your fellow Volunteer Managers for our digital give and get. Join the team at Volunteer Ireland when we take a coffee break and informally chat about all things volunteering. P lease note that these small
Online Webinar
10:00
Are you new to volunteer management? Are you finding it a little bit daunting? Not too sure where to start? Join us at this session to take you through the fundamentals of either starting a volunteer programme or improving the
Online Webinar
11:00
Effective relations between paid staff and volunteers can lead to an enjoyable and productive workplace for both groups. Organisations wishing to involve volunteers need to firstly consult with those individuals with whom the volunteers will be working. Volunteer roles, management
Online Webinar
11:00
Grab a cuppa and join your fellow Volunteer Managers for our digital give and get. Join the team at Volunteer Ireland when we take a coffee break and informally chat about all things volunteering. P lease note that these small
Online Webinar
11:00
In this webinar, we will take you through the fundamentals of Garda Vetting, the legislation in which it operates, who needs to be vetted and who doesn’t. We will explore good practice in Garda Vetting and explore how it fits
Online Webinar
00:00
International Volunteer Day (IVD) December 5th is an international observance designated by the United Nations since 1985. It offers an opportunity for volunteer organisations and individual volunteers to make their contributions visible – at local, national and international levels –
Worldwide
11:00
Grab a cuppa and join your fellow Volunteer Managers for our digital give and get. Join the team at Volunteer Ireland when we take a coffee break and informally chat about all things volunteering. P lease note that these small
Online Webinar
11:00
Grab a cuppa and join your fellow Volunteer Managers for our digital give and get. Join the team at Volunteer Ireland when we take a coffee break and informally chat about all things volunteering. P lease note that these small
Online Webinar
11:00
Grab a cuppa and join your fellow Volunteer Managers for our digital give and get. Join the team at Volunteer Ireland when we take a coffee break and informally chat about all things volunteering. P lease note that these small
Online Webinar
11:00
Grab a cuppa and join your fellow Volunteer Managers for our digital give and get. Join the team at Volunteer Ireland when we take a coffee break and informally chat about all things volunteering. P lease note that these small
Online Webinar
11:00
Grab a cuppa and join your fellow Volunteer Managers for our digital give and get. Join the team at Volunteer Ireland when we take a coffee break and informally chat about all things volunteering. P lease note that these small
Online Webinar
11:00
Grab a cuppa and join your fellow Volunteer Managers for our digital give and get. Join the team at Volunteer Ireland when we take a coffee break and informally chat about all things volunteering. P lease note that these small
Online Webinar
11:00
Grab a cuppa and join your fellow Volunteer Managers for our digital give and get. Join the team at Volunteer Ireland when we take a coffee break and informally chat about all things volunteering. P lease note that these small
Online Webinar
11:00
Grab a cuppa and join your fellow Volunteer Managers for our digital give and get. Join the team at Volunteer Ireland when we take a coffee break and informally chat about all things volunteering. P lease note that these small
Online Webinar
00:00
MICRO VOLUNTEERING DAY Microvolunteering Day is a unique opportunity for microvolunteering platforms, volunteer involved organisations & individuals to join together in a synchronised effort to demonstrate the empowering potential of the microvolunteering concept. It is primarily aimed at: engaging individuals in microvoluntering
Worldwide
11:00
Grab a cuppa and join your fellow Volunteer Managers for our digital give and get. Join the team at Volunteer Ireland when we take a coffee break and informally chat about all things volunteering. P lease note that these small
Online Webinar
11:00
Grab a cuppa and join your fellow Volunteer Managers for our digital give and get. Join the team at Volunteer Ireland when we take a coffee break and informally chat about all things volunteering. P lease note that these small
Online Webinar
11:00
Grab a cuppa and join your fellow Volunteer Managers for our digital give and get. Join the team at Volunteer Ireland when we take a coffee break and informally chat about all things volunteering. P lease note that these small
Online Webinar
11:00
Grab a cuppa and join your fellow Volunteer Managers for our digital give and get. Join the team at Volunteer Ireland when we take a coffee break and informally chat about all things volunteering. P lease note that these small
Online Webinar
Sep
26
Sat
2020
Kerry VC: Yoga on the Beach @ Ardert, Banna Beach, Co. Kerry
Sep 26 @ 11:00 – 12:00
Kerry VC: Yoga on the Beach @ Ardert, Banna Beach, Co. Kerry

This one hour yoga session offers an opportunity to unwind and explore a variety of postures, breathwork and meditation will be covered. All levels welcome. Own mat required.

For more information contact Siobhan Johnston: 0667117966 or siobhan@volunteerkerry.ie

Oct
2
Fri
2020
e-learning: Volunteer Manager’s Coffee Break @ Online Webinar
Oct 2 @ 11:00 – 12:00

Volunteer Manager's Coffee BreakGrab a cuppa and join your fellow Volunteer Managers for our digital give and get.

Join the team at Volunteer Ireland when we take a coffee break and informally chat about all things volunteering. P lease note that these small groups will be participant-led, so please come prepared to share and ask questions.

This online event is aimed at all Volunteer Managers (paid and unpaid, from Ireland and overseas). The Coffee Break takes place online using Zoom.

These online sessions take place every second Friday at 11.00 (GMT+1)

Register now (limited numbers per session to ensure everyone gets to interact!). You can register for multiple events now, you will get reminders before the event.

Oct
6
Tue
2020
e-learning: The fundamentals of effective Garda Vetting @ Online Webinar
Oct 6 @ 11:00 – 12:00

Fundamentals of Garda Vetting webinar

In this webinar, we will take you through the fundamentals of Garda Vetting, the legislation in which it operates, who needs to be vetted and who doesn’t. We will explore good practice in Garda Vetting and explore how it fits within volunteer screening.  Registration is free, but spaces are limited due to bandwidth.

This Garda Vetting Webinar will:

  • Give you an overview of the Garda Vetting legislation and its implications
  • Guide you through the vetting process

There are legal ramifications for your organisation and for Volunteer Ireland in relation to the Act. Therefore, we will only process vetting for Garda Vetting Officers who are fully informed of their legal obligations.

What you need to partake

This webinar will be provided online so you need access to a computer and the internet. You will need to have speakers or headphones, you don’t need to have a microphone for this session; if you wish to ask a question you can type it in the comments section during or after the presentation.

What to do on the day

You will receive a link which will bring you to a web page where you can access the webinar.

Register now

Trainer: Stuart Garland

Oct
14
Wed
2020
e-learning: Conducting a health check of your programme @ Online Webinar
Oct 14 @ 11:00 – 12:00

The health check workshop will help you identify the policies and practices to be put in place to demonstrate good practice within your volunteer programme. Based on Investing in Volunteers (IiV), the national quality standard for volunteer management, the session will introduce you to the IiV standards and accreditation process and give you the opportunity to get started on your organisation’s IiV self-assessment. This workshop is suitable for all organisations interested in implementing best practice within their volunteer programme and for those looking to learn more about the IiV standards and accreditation process.

This webinar will be hosted on Zoom,  details will be sent when you register.

Trainer: Terri O’Brien

Oct
16
Fri
2020
e-learning: Volunteer Manager’s Coffee Break @ Online Webinar
Oct 16 @ 11:00 – 12:00

Volunteer Manager's Coffee BreakGrab a cuppa and join your fellow Volunteer Managers for our digital give and get.

Join the team at Volunteer Ireland when we take a coffee break and informally chat about all things volunteering. P lease note that these small groups will be participant-led, so please come prepared to share and ask questions.

This online event is aimed at all Volunteer Managers (paid and unpaid, from Ireland and overseas). The Coffee Break takes place online using Zoom.

These online sessions take place every second Friday at 11.00 (GMT+1)

Register now (limited numbers per session to ensure everyone gets to interact!). You can register for multiple events now, you will get reminders before the event.

Oct
22
Thu
2020
Training: Advancing your volunteer interviewing skills @ Online Webinar
Oct 22 @ 11:00 – 13:00

Interviewing candidates for volunteer roles is imperative to ensure you are selecting the most qualified person. A key outcome of conducting an interview is the acceptance and agreement of the volunteer applicant and the prospective volunteer manager. Without this significant screening step, many misplaced or inappropriate volunteers begin to volunteer with the organisation. In this session we’ll look at how to manage the interview process and give you the skills required for effective interviewing.

Trainer: Stuart Garland

 

Oct
30
Fri
2020
e-learning: Volunteer Manager’s Coffee Break @ Online Webinar
Oct 30 @ 11:00 – 12:00

Volunteer Manager's Coffee BreakGrab a cuppa and join your fellow Volunteer Managers for our digital give and get.

Join the team at Volunteer Ireland when we take a coffee break and informally chat about all things volunteering. P lease note that these small groups will be participant-led, so please come prepared to share and ask questions.

This online event is aimed at all Volunteer Managers (paid and unpaid, from Ireland and overseas). The Coffee Break takes place online using Zoom.

These online sessions take place every second Friday at 11.00 (GMT+1)

Register now (limited numbers per session to ensure everyone gets to interact!). You can register for multiple events now, you will get reminders before the event.

Nov
2
Mon
2020
e-learning: The fundamentals of effective Garda Vetting @ Online Webinar
Nov 2 @ 11:00 – 12:00

Fundamentals of Garda Vetting webinar

In this webinar, we will take you through the fundamentals of Garda Vetting, the legislation in which it operates, who needs to be vetted and who doesn’t. We will explore good practice in Garda Vetting and explore how it fits within volunteer screening.  Registration is free, but spaces are limited due to bandwidth.

This Garda Vetting Webinar will:

  • Give you an overview of the Garda Vetting legislation and its implications
  • Guide you through the vetting process

There are legal ramifications for your organisation and for Volunteer Ireland in relation to the Act. Therefore, we will only process vetting for Garda Vetting Officers who are fully informed of their legal obligations.

What you need to partake

This webinar will be provided online so you need access to a computer and the internet. You will need to have speakers or headphones, you don’t need to have a microphone for this session; if you wish to ask a question you can type it in the comments section during or after the presentation.

What to do on the day

You will receive a link which will bring you to a web page where you can access the webinar.

Register now

Trainer: Stuart Garland

Nov
4
Wed
2020
e-learning: Creating Pathways to Wellbeing For Volunteer Leaders @ Online Webinar
Nov 4 @ 10:00 – 13:00

Creating Pathways to Wellbeing For Leaders of Volunteer EngagementWe recognise that the job of leading and managing volunteers can be challenging. It’s frequently an isolating role, with practitioners often getting little support from within their organisations. Covid-19 has added to these challenges, with stress and anxiety more common.

We believe it is time to give leaders of volunteer engagement access to high quality training aimed at helping them manage their own wellbeing. This will enable them to grow their productivity and address the challenges they face in a more effective way, without it impacting negatively on their mental and physical health.

Volunteer Ireland are delighted to present this two day workshop on Wednesday 4 November and Wednesday 11 November (10.00 to 13.00 both days) which will be delivered by Rob Jackson and Adrian Murtagh. This event coincides with Volunteer Ireland’s events for International Volunteer Managers Day (Thursday 5 November).

Just Smart Thinking and Rob Jackson Consulting Ltd have worked together to provide a new online course that will cover two important topics for leaders and managers of volunteers to engage with:

Session one: Wednesday 4 November
Productivity Management For Leaders and Managers of Volunteers 

We all have the same number of hours every week yet often it feels like we need more just to stay on top of our roles. In this session we’ll explore the limitations of traditional time management approaches and focus instead on how we can be more productive. Filled with tips and tricks this session will get you thinking in new ways for how to make the most of those precious hours you have to get your job done.

Session two: Wednesday 11 November
Setting Reasonable Boundaries For Your Work and Life 

We all know the benefit of getting this right, not just for you as a leader or manager, but also for your teams and your family. To achieve this balance, organisations and individuals must take a proactive approach to ensuring the health and wellbeing of their workforce and themselves. Sadly, many people have given up on trying to achieve this or have developed bad habits. This session will give you a “reality check” by helping you identify was is really important to you and assist you in developing simple but powerful techniques to establish a healthy balance and take back control.

In addition to the two sessions outlined above, all participants will have access to:

An electronic copy of the slides and associated handouts available as free downloads from a shared Dropbox folder

A discount on subscriptions to e-volunteerism.com, the international online journal of volunteer leadership and management

A 20% on the day only discount on the sale price for Rob Jackson and Susan J Ellis’ book, “From The Top Down – UK Edition”

A 20% on-the-day discount to a “Just Smart Balance Wheel”

One discovery phone or Zoom call with Adrian Murtagh.

A 20% discount on the regular price of the electronic copy of the ”Just Smart Thinking Work-Life Bundle”. This includes “Just Smart Goal Setting Workbook”, “Just Smart Live it List Assessment” and “What’s Holding You Back Workbook?”.

This session will take place online via Zoom Meetings and you are required to attend both session one and session two. The cost covers the two days and access to the additional items listed above.

These 2 sessions (3 hours each) will run on Wednesday 4th and Wednesday 11th November from 10.00 to 13.00 each day.

This session is delivered by Volunteer Ireland as part of our activities for International Volunteer Managers Day 2020. The theme of this year’s event is What’s Next.

Biographies

Rob Jackson

Rob Jackson has worked in the volunteering movement for more than 25 years, during which time he has led and managed volunteers and volunteering in education, advice, fundraising and children’s services settings at local, regional and national levels. Rob worked for Volunteering England for six years, most of which he spent as Director of Development and Innovation. Rob successfully generated over £3million of income, led a merger with Student Volunteering England and oversaw the delivery of a number of strategic development projects in the volunteering field. Rob also provided the secretariat to the ground breaking Volunteer Rights Inquiry. As well as his expertise in volunteerism, Rob has strong links with the fundraising world. He spent six years as a member of the Institute of Fundraising’s Standards Committee and chaired the Institute’s working party which developed the UK’s first code of good practice on volunteer fundraising.

In 2011 Rob established Rob Jackson Consulting Ltd and now provides consultancy, public speaking and training services on a range of topics, with strategic volunteer engagement remaining at the core of his work. Rob works with clients large and small in the UK, USA, Canada, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand.

Rob continues to write extensively for the field. He co-authored the 2012 and 2019editions of The Complete Volunteer Management Handbook, has his own blog and writes a monthly column for Third Sector Magazine online. In 2015 Rob co-authored “From The Top Down – UK edition” with respected American author and consultant, Susan J Ellis.

Adrian Murtagh

Over the last three decades, Adrian has positively influenced the lives of hundreds of people across Scotland, Slovakia, Australia, USA and India. A self-starter, Adrian’s professional career as a coach, manager, entrepreneur and leader has spanned the private, public and third sectors within the UK and overseas. He brings a pragmatic, solutions focused and person centred approach to coaching, creatively supporting individuals, organisations and employers to take responsibility for their own development, wellbeing and growth.Adrian easily connects vision, strategy and culture with behavioural change, leadership and wellbeing through simple actions, powerful life coaching tools and clear solution focused goals.

As well as his expertise in life coaching, Adrian has held senior, management and leadership positions within a number of services. His public sector and academic experience include clinical practice with individuals and groups within several NHS Scotland mental health community services, GP methadone programme, needle exchange service, community health schools education projects and the national solvent abuse clinic. He established two community addiction services for a local authority and supported the creation of alternative intervention programmers for youth and children experiencing parental alcohol abuse.

Adrian has been the lead research nurse within two behavioural change research projects with the National Addiction Research Centre in Dundee University Scotland and New South Wales University Australia. Training lead for personal development and volunteering within Skillshare Community College Sydney Australia. Adrian’s private sector experience includes his work with a wide range of corporate organisations both within the UK and Europe supporting them to further develop their corporate social responsibilities and employer supported volunteering programmes.

Through his coaching business he works with a number of employers through his newly developed “Balance Your Business Balance Your Life” coaching program, a holistic approach to business growth and wellbeing. Adrian is a trained mental health professional with strong third sector credentials, which included the lead for the development of membership and a quality standards framework for the Age Concern movement within Scotland.

He is the Head of Volunteer Practice for Volunteer Scotland; the national development agency for volunteering within Scotland.

Nov
5
Thu
2020
Volunteering Event: International Volunteer Managers Day @ Worldwide
Nov 5 all-day

International Volunteer Managers Day (IVM Day) is celebrated globally on November 5 each year. The day is put aside to allow volunteer managers a chance to reflect on and celebrate the critical work they do, and more importantly, it allows an opportunity for them to educate others about the significant role they play in mobilising the often complex resources volunteers bring with them.

Mission / Statement of Values

We celebrate the profession of volunteer leadership because:

  • International Volunteer Managers Day logoVolunteer Managers have the skills and knowledge to help people be part of the solution in meeting community needs. Even in cynical times, they practice the art of the possible.
  • Volunteer Managers change lives – both the lives of volunteers themselves and of those served by well-led volunteers. It is a life-changing profession. Volunteer managers provide the leadership and direction that allows people to build a good and just society and to mend the social fabric. Without professional leadership, people’s time, talents and efforts could be wasted.
  • A well-run volunteer program shows the community, including potential donors, that the organisation is not afraid of public scrutiny and involvement and endeavours to make the most efficient use of monetary assets.
  • Well-led volunteers become an advocacy and public relations force for an agency or program — a force no amount of money could buy.

Ways to take part

  • Have the CEO head of your organisation write to each volunteer telling them how important the work of the Volunteer Programme Manager working in their organisation is.
  • Remember to send a thank you message to the extended group of staff in your agency who support the work of volunteers (but who may not be recognised as a Volunteer Programme Manager). It’s a great way to gain support and educate.
  • Send an e-card to your peers and colleagues.
  • Encourage your local Volunteer Centre to host an event or mention the day in their newsletter.
  • Find ways to educate your agency about your role through the promotion of the day.
  • Use IVMDay as an excuse to write an article about your role for your agency newsletter or local paper.
  • Place a link to the IVMDay website from your volunteer web page.
    If you are a member of a professional Association, create an annual award to celebrate the work of Volunteer Programme Manager in your area.
  • Throw a party to honour Volunteer Programme Managers in your area.
  • Hold a press conference and invite local dignitaries to talk about the community impact of the work of Volunteer Programme Manager
  • Nominate your Volunteer Manager for a Volunteer Ireland Award
  • Send a press release to the editor of your local newspaper that highlights the special work that Volunteer Programme Managers do in the community.
  • Put a reminder to celebrate IVMDay on November 5 in the signature line of your emails.
  • Prepare celebratory gift bags for the Volunteer Programme Manager so that they can have a treat on this special day.
  • Encourage your local VolunteerCentre to host an event and then encourage as many Volunteer Programme Managers as you can to attend. Take lots of photos and remember to use them to publicise IVMDay the following year.

2020 Theme – What’s next?

What's Next is the theme of the 2020 eventThe IVMDay Global Committee are pleased to announce that the theme of IVMDay 2020 will simply be ‘What’s Next?’

The Covid-19 pandemic has created challenges on many levels, and those of us leading volunteer effort have found ourselves in positions we never imagined. It’s our hope that over the next six months, we will continue to have time to reflect on the lessons, challenges and most importantly opportunities that confront us – and we hope that IVMDay 2020 will offer a focal point for volunteering leaders, the world over, to collaborate and consolidate the way forward

Resources

Please feel free to post your pledge by email your photos to andy@ozvpm.com

Get Resources for International Volunteer Managers Day from the IVMD web site.

Make sure you tag #IVMDay20 for 2020 events.