Our training is designed to be interactive so volunteer managers get the chance to try out new ways of working. Evelyn Rodrigues, our Training & Best Practice Manager, is a Certified Trainer, having completed the Learning & Performance Institute’s Trainer Performance Monitoring & Assessment (TPMA). This certification demonstrates Evelyn’s skills in delivering effective learning in line with a cross-industry recognised framework.
Peer Learning Session for Volunteer Managers: Engaging Generation Z Volunteers (age 18-24)
Tuesday 21st November 2023, 10.30am - 12.30pm, FREE** session on Zoom
Would you like to engage the next generation, Gen Z, in your volunteering programme? British Heart Foundation research in 2023 that shows that people aged between 16 and 24 are more likely to have volunteered for charities than any other age group. Gen Z are very socially conscious and want to positively impact their communities and know that they are directly making a difference. Volunteering allows them to contribute to a cause they believe in. Due to the decrease in volunteers because of Covid-19, older generations are not returning to volunteering. However, the cost of living crisis is making it harder for young people to volunteer. So how can we continue to recruit Gen Z and keep them engaged in volunteering?
This practical peer learning session will look at the benefits of reaching out to Gen Z volunteers, the unique skills they can bring to your organisation and good practice tips for recruiting and engaging them in your volunteering programme.
We will hear from Rose Hickman and Linda Imade from The Passage, who will share their successes, challenges and learning when engaging Gen Z volunteers. We will also consider the British Heart Foundation research and have group discussions on good practice in recruiting and retaining younger volunteers.
This session is suitable for experienced Volunteer Managers as well as those who are new to managing volunteers. Priority will be given to voluntary sector organisations with a base/office in Tower Hamlets, or that have services aimed at Tower Hamlets residents.
Priority will be given to voluntary sector organisations with a base/office in Tower Hamlets, or that have services aimed at Tower Hamlets residents
**Cost: Our training programme is funded by the City Bridge Foundation.
The session is FREE to voluntary sector and public sector organisations with a base/office in Tower Hamlets, or that have services specifically aimed at Tower Hamlets residents. However, there is a non-attendance charge of £50 and this charge will be invoiced to your organisation if you do not attend without giving 48 hours’ notice. There is no charge incurred if bookings are cancelled at least 48 hours prior to the start of the session.
For any organisation without a base or services in Tower Hamlets, or private sector/commercial organisations, the session costs £50 per person. The fee is non-refundable, unless you give 48 hours’ notice of cancellation.
Managing Volunteers - Resources
VCTH produces factsheets on managing, recruiting and retaining volunteers so you're always up-to-date with best practice in volunteer management. We also cover topical issues. For instance, we have factsheets on safeguarding during the pandemic or on which roles require a DBS check. Access our factsheets on managing volunteers.