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Volunteering Bulletin

March 2014

Welcome to our monthly e-bulletin for the England Volunteering Development Council (East Midlands) on regional and national news and policy developments for volunteering. If you have any comments, please get in touch by emailing

Microvolunteering Day

Microvolunteering platform Help From Home has organised Microvolunteering Day on Saturday 15 March to promote awareness of the concept and how it can benefit worthy causes and individuals in their efforts to better the world via bite-sized actions.

The Student Volunteering Landscape

Student volunteering is worth £175million a year, according to a report published today by the National Union of Students, entitled The Student Volunteering Landscape.

Valuing volunteers within health and social care settings - Measuring the impact of volunteering

Organised by CSV and NNVIA and supported by the Department of Health, NHS England and Public Health England, this free event will take place on Thursday 20 March from 10.30am to 3pm in Central London.

Other volunteering related training

Improving Volunteering through Investing in Volunteers

Date: 18 March 2014
Venue: John Storer House, Loughborough, Leicestershire LE11 3HA

Whether or not you want to apply for the Investing in Volunteers Quality Award, the standard can be used as a framework for examining your volunteering recruitment and management and identifying improvements based on national good practice.

Supporting and Supervising Volunteers

Date: 8 April 2014
Venue: Nene Valley Community Action, 8 West Street, Rushden, Northamptonshire NN10 0RT

Develop ideas, skills and strategies for supporting and supervising volunteers.

Volunteering related job opportunities

Volunteer Coordinator and Development Worker vacancy at Self Help Nottingham and Nottinghamshire

Self Help Nottingham and Nottinghamshire is recruiting for a Volunteer Coordinator and Development Worker, based in Nottingham, on a two year fixed term contract, for 37 hours per week and on a salary of £24,000.

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