Worcestershire Volunteering

Information re. development of Volunteering in Worcestershire and opportunities surrounding volunteering are displayed:

Volunteers' Week 1-7 June 2015

Find out  details of local activities in support of Volunteers' Week http://www.comfirst.org.uk/volunteers_week_1-7_june_2015

Volunteering Action Planning Workshops

In December 2014 Worcestershire Voices organised an Action Planning Workshop. A wide cross section of people from across the Voluntary and Public Sectors, along with some from the Business Community, worked on things which could be done to make a difference to volunteering and in particular informal opportunities across Worcestershire.

The key themes which the participants identified included the following:

  •         Partnership particularly with Business Sector:
  •         Do-It website:
  •         Charter and Shared Resources:
  •         Self Resilience and Community Connectors:
  •         Promotion / Marketing / Branding:
  •         Recruitment / Training / Support / Retention / Reward of Volunteers 

The report of the Workshop is here - Volunteering Action Planning Feb 2015 report

Voices is keen to hear your experiences. There are plenty of success stories around the County which could help others. Please contact Michael Hunter (michael.hunter@worcestershirevoices.org.uk) to offer to help colleagues to improve communities across Worcestershire.

Sept - Dec 2014 - Malvern Hills Volunteering

A non-profit organisation promoting volunteering across the district including Malvern, Tenbury and Upton.

They are introducing:  * NEW *  VOLUNTEER DROP-IN SESSIONS

Free, confidential, drop-in sessions for anyone interested in finding out more about volunteering in and around Tenbury.

Sessions held at Tenbury Library, 9.30am-12.30pm, from September to December.

See download for full details.

Summary Research Report 

This research was commissioned by Worcestershire Voices, the strategic body for the voluntary and community sector. It was conducted between March and July 2013. The findings are drawn from the results of two surveys (one with organisations and one with members of the general public), interviews with key stakeholders; desk research and focus groups.

For full details: www.worcestershirevoices.org.uk/Research_Summary_2013.pdf