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Volunteering Bulletin

February 2015

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


Volunteering news

LinkedIn Volunteer Marketplace

Charities in the UK will be able to advertise volunteer opportunities to 250,000 LinkedIn members who have declared an interest in volunteering or trusteeship, using a service launched by the business network.

Britain's Best Volunteer

Small charities, community groups and not for profit organisations are invited to put forward their own volunteers for the Britain's Best Volunteer Award, which wants to discover the nation's unsung volunteering heroes.

Volunteering research

The final reports from a three-year research project by The Institute for Volunteering Research looking at volunteering across England during the downturn have been published.

Volunteering training

Volunteering in Care Homes Midlands “Learn and Share” Event

Date: 25 February 2015
Venue: Shrewsbury Town Football Club, Oteley Road, Shrewsbury SY2 6ST

South Derbyshire CVS is part of a national pilot project to recruit and involve volunteers with local care home residents. This free event is being hosted by their colleagues at Shropshire Rural Community Council and is open to anyone who is interested in the project.

Volunteer management: recruiting and retaining volunteers

Date: 10 March 2015
Venue: Autumn Park Business Centre, Dysart Road, Grantham NG31 7DD

This friendly and informal workshop is designed for people who currently involve volunteers, or who may do so in the future.

Managing remote volunteers

Date: 18 March 2015
Venue: Braunstone Civic Centre, 209 Kingsway, Leicester LE3 2PP

The aim of this session is to enable managers of volunteers in remote locations to develop the right culture and systems to get the best out of their volunteers.

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