Employee volunteering event

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Wednesday 7th March 2012

Make Volunteering Work: How can business partner with the third sector and make an impact?


Wednesday, 28th March 2012, 5pm – 6.30pm

The charity YouthNet which runs Do-it, the national volunteering service, is hosting a free event for individuals and organisations interested in employee volunteering. Hosted by Martyn Lewis, the former ITN and BBC television journalist, this will be an opportunity to learn from four key stakeholders about a successful volunteering programme – a charity, a company, an individual and a campaign manager.

There will be four short presentations followed by the opportunity for attendees to ask questions and share their own insights. The discussion will last for an hour and we would be delighted if you would join us for a drink afterwards. Key speakers include:

The Charity

Independent Age – Andrew Nisbet, Volunteer Recruitment Coordinator. Insight into the need for, and value of, volunteers from companies.

The Company

Centrica – Briana Whitlock, Corporate Responsibility Officer. Introduction to a successful volunteering programme looking at the benefits, opportunities and challenges of employee volunteering.

The Individual

YouthNet – Olly Benson, Head of Projects. A summary of the results from YouthNet’s recent volunteer satisfaction survey.

The Campaign

BBC – Kim Wilcocks. Introduction to the ‘Hairy Bikers’ campaign that encouraged volunteering with older people as part of an initiative to save ‘Meals on Wheels’.

We plan to make this session as interactive as possible, encouraging people to share their own experiences. Therefore places are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis, so please let us know by the 20th of March if you would like to attend. To register a place for you or any colleagues with an interest in this area please RSVP to events@youthnet.org.

The event will take place at YouthNet’s offices at 50 Featherstone Street, London, EC1Y 8RT,  near Old Street tube.


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