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Laura Owen

About Laura Owen

Laura is the Head of Volunteering and Training. She joined YouthNet in 2009 and managed the Lifetracks volunteering programme, funded by Vodafone and v. As part of her role Laura now manages volunteers and supports them to work towards accreditation. She also supports other YouthNet staff to manage volunteers. Prior to joining YouthNet Laura worked on a youth volunteering project at Volunteer Centre Westminster and can be found volunteering in her spare time at Great Ormond Street Hospital.

Investing in Volunteers

We are pleased to announce that YouthNet has successfully renewed its Investing in Volunteers UK quality standard for good practice in volunteer management.   The standard recognises that YouthNet are working to best practice and our volunteers receive a high level … Continue reading

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Leah’s work experience at YouthNet

Leah recently joined us in the office and volunteered for a week in the Partnerships and Volunteering & Training teams.   Here’s what she got up to: I spent 6 days volunteering with YouthNet for work experience and during this time … Continue reading

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Megan’s week at YouthNet

Megan has spent a week volunteering with us and here’s what she got up to in her own words: For my work experience placement, I spent a week at YouthNet in their Engagement and Support and Volunteering and Training teams. … Continue reading

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A young person’s perspective on developing TheSite.org for mobile

On Saturday 14th September we ran a workshop here at YouthNet to find out all about how young people use their mobile phones to access information and advice.  Rachel is one of our volunteers who took part in the workshop.  … Continue reading

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A week in the life of a YouthNet volunteer

YouthNet have been very lucky that some of our fantastic volunteers have given up a week of their summer holidays to come and volunteer with us recently.  Anjeli is one of our TheSite Leader volunteers and she spent last week … Continue reading

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TheSite Support Workshop

Last weekend a group of current volunteers, new volunteers and staff joined together at YouthNet HQ for the first TheSite Support Workshop.  The aim of the day was to start to develop Step Finder: a new service on the TheSite.org … Continue reading

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Spotlight on a volunteer

As Volunteering Development Manager at YouthNet I am very lucky to work with amazing volunteers who give their time, energy and skills to help us improve and enhance the services we offer for young people. Our volunteers take part in … Continue reading

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Volunteers Week at YouthNet – thanks to our writers and photographers

During each (working) day of Volunteers’ Week 2011 we have been recognising a different group of our volunteers through this blog.  Today is the penultimate day and we’d like to take this opportunity to thank all the volunteers who create … Continue reading

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