Agenda for Emotion and Feelings in Voluntary Sector Work seminar: Thursday, 22nd October.

Emotion and Feelings in Voluntary Sector Work

(supported by a VSSN development grant)

Seminar 1: 10.15am – 3.30pm, 22nd October 2020


Speakers with discussion and questions in each session


Free at the point of delivery! For students, researchers, practitioners, activists


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10.15 Networking and coffee (bring your own!)


10.30 Welcome and Introductions


11.00 Session 1 keynote speaker and Q&A: Emotions in Managing Volunteers

Keynote speaker: ‘Emotions in Managing Volunteers’ and toolkit ‘Working with Volunteers’ developed with the National Trust.

Professor Anne-Marie Greene, University of Leicester School of Business




11.45 Session 2 presentations and Q&A: Leadership and emotions in voluntary sector work

‘Building workplace democracy: leadership as embodied dissent’

Conor Twyford, Wellington Sexual Abuse HELP Foundation


‘Women Leaders and Philanthropy’  Paper and Panel discussion

Rachel McGrath, Northamptonshire Community Foundation


12.45 Lunch


13.15 Session 3 presentations and Q&A: Volunteering and emotions in the voluntary sector

‘Frustrated by ‘moaning members’: a study of volunteers in associational golf clubs’ Chris Mills, Manchester Metropolitan University


‘Emergency volunteers: how to help those who help us’

Craig Needham, H M Coastguard and Bournemouth University


‘Examining the motivations and emotions linked to the formation of a Voluntary sewing group formed in response to Covid-19’.

Beverley Glibert, University of Worcester


2.15 Break


2.25 Session 4: Stories and place in the voluntary sector

‘Storytelling, Strategies, and Success: The Case of the Reproductive Rights Movement in Ireland’


Dr. Sheila Cannon, Alexandra Lamb and, Dr. Paloma Raggo, Trinity College Dublin, Carleton University, Carleton University


‘What is it like to volunteer? A Phenomenological insight, investigating the relationship between volunteers and their organisations.’

Carol Hebden and Dr Paul McDonald, Newman University




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