Volunteer Managers Network

The Volunteer Managers Network is supported throughout the Volunteering in NHSScotland programme by a series of events held nationally and regionally.

The last meeting took place on 19 September 2017 in Perth.  Meeting content will be made available in due course.

National Meeting - March 2017

A Volunteer Managers Network Meeting took place on 9 March 2017.  The meeting was attended by 28 delegates from 12 NHS Boards.

Content included:

  • Voluntary Health Scotland - Clear Pathway
  • University of St Andrews - International Health Volunteering
  • Scottish Volunteering Forum - Volunteers Week 2017
  • Collaborative Conuulting - Demonstrating Impact

Slides used in the presentations are available on the Link opens in a new windowCommunity of Practice.


 

National Meeting - October 2016

A Volunteer Managers Network Meeting took place on 18 October 2016.  The meeting was attended by 25 delegates from 15 NHS Boards.

Presentations included:

  • University of Stirling Dementia Studies Team
  • Bliss Scotland
  • Voluntary Health Scotland - Clear Pathway

Slides used in the presentations are available on the Link opens in a new windowCommunity of Practice.


 

National Meeting - March 2016

A National Networking Meeting for Volunteer Managers took place on 8 March 2016.

Presentations included:

  • The research into the development of volunteering in integration authorities
  • Voluntary Health Scotland's Clear Pathway project
  • Opportunities to work in partnership with Project Scotland

Slides used in the presentations are available alongside notes from the meeting on the Link opens in a new windowCommunity of Practice.


 

National Meeting - October 2015

A National Networking Meeting for Volunteer Managers took place on 22 October 2015.

Slides used in the presentation (including those from Citizens Advice Scotland, the Patient Advice and Support Service and the University of Dundee) are available alongside notes from the meeting on the Link opens in a new windowCommunity of Practice.

The next meeting will take place on 8th March 2016.

Regional meetings - March 2015

Regional Networking Meetings for Volunteer Managers took place in March 2015.

Meetings were hosted by Healthcare Improvement Scotland and NHS Education for Scotland.

Notes from the meetings including recommendations stemming from the Lampard Report are available on the Link opens in a new windowCommunity of Practice.

National meeting - November 2014

The national networking meeting for volunteer managers in NHSScotland took place on 17 November 2014 at the COSLA Conference Centre in Edinburgh.

The event included a networking session, presentations on pilot projects in Angus and East Renfrewshire and feedback on the evaluation of the Volunteering Programme.

A summary of the event is available here.

Slides and notes from the event are available in the Resource Library on the Link opens in a new windowCommunity of Practice.

 

Regional meetings - August 2014

Regional Networking Meetings took place in August 2014.

East Network (hosted by NHS Lothian)
Thursday 7th August
Waverley Gate, Edinburgh

North Meeting (hosted by NHS Grampian) - CANCELLED
Wednesday 13th August
Ashgrove House, Aberdeen

West Network (hosted by Healthcare Improvement Scotland)
Tuesday 19th August
Delta House, Glasgow

Notes from the meetings are available in the Resource Library of the Link opens in a new windowCommunity of Practice.

Regional meetings - May 2014

Regional Networking Meetings took place in May 2014.

East Network
Tuesday 13th May
Waverley Gate, Edinburgh

North Meeting
Tuesday 20th May
Foresterhill House, Aberdeen

West Network
Friday 30th May
Delta House, Glasgow

Notes from the meetings are available from the Resource Library on the Link opens in a new windowCommunity of Practice website.

 

Regional meetings - February 2014

Regional Networking Meetings took place in February 2014.

West Network
Tuesday 18th February
Delta House, Glasgow

North Meeting
Thursday 20th February
Aberdeen Foyer, Aberdeen

East Network
Wednesday 26th February
The Melting Pot, Edinburgh

Notes from the meetings are available from the Resource Library on the Link opens in a new windowCommunity of Practice website.

 

National meeting - October 2013

The National Networking Meeting of 2013 took place on Wednesday 23rd October at the COSLA Conference Centre at Haymarket, Edinburgh.

The event included an update on progress made in the past year, a reflection on the engagement of young volunteers, an overview of the Developing Volunteering Toolkit, Community Chaplaincy Listening and the Volunteering Information System.

 

Regional meetings - June & July 2013

Regional Networking Meetings took place in June and July 2013.

East Network
Wednesday 19th June
The Melting Pot, Edinburgh

North Meeting - CANCELLED
Tuesday 25th June
Aberdeen

West Network
Thursday 4th July
Delta House, Glasgow

Notes from the meetings are available from the Resource Library on the Link opens in a new windowCommunity of Practice website.

 

Regional meetings - February 2013

The first round of regional networking meetings for the Programme took place in February.

These meetings are open to NHS staff who manage or supervise volunteers. The meetings are an opportunity to meet with other staff, hear updates from NHS Boards and share practice.

A summary of the meetingsPDF document, containing feedback from participants, provides an overview of the meeting content.

 

 

National meeting - October 2012

The first national meeting of the Voluntary Services Managers Network took place on 10 October 2012 at the Royal College of Physicians in Edinburgh.

The event included presentations and discussions on Investing in Volunteers, the volume of volunteer enquiries, the recent needs analysis survey, the development of the Voluntary Services Managers Network, managing volunteer information and building improvement into volunteering.

A summary report of the event, produced for the National Group meeting, is also available.