7th June 2018
Co-hosted by the Voluntary Sector Studies Network, Association of Volunteer Managers and the Network of National Volunteer Involving Agencies.
Generously supported by NCVO
The aim of the workshop is to bring together volunteer managers and researchers to strengthen collaborative working. We have three objectives:
- To share existing knowledge on developments in volunteering research and practice
- To identify future research priorities
- To build collaborations.
Participants will be asked to reflect on three key questions regarding volunteering research and practice:
- Research: What’s the current state of volunteering research?
- Practice: To what extent do volunteer managers and their organisations currently engage with volunteering research?
- Research and practice: What are the future research priorities for the volunteering movement?
These questions will be discussed on round tables, with a few key speakers invited to offer their reflections on these questions in order to kick start the discussions. We ask all participants to come along having reflected upon these questions, to bring with them any examples of research that they want to share, and with a willingness to actively engage in discussions.
10.30 -10.45 Arrival, tea and coffee
10.45-11.15 Welcome, introductions and aims of the day
Chris Wade, NNIVA, Ruth Leonard, AVM and Angela Ellis Paine, VSSN
11.15-12.20 What’s the current state of volunteering research?
Brief reflections from Howard Davis (Bangor University) Justin Davis Smith (City University), Margaret Harris (Aston University) and John Mohan (University of Birmingham) before moving into group discussions
13.10-14.15 To what extent do volunteer managers and their organisations currently engage with volunteering research?
Brief reflections from Rachael Bayley (The Ramblers), Chris Reed (British Red Cross), Tiger de Souza (National Trust) and Helen Timbrell (Samaritans) before moving into group discussions
14.15-15.00 What are the future research priorities for the volunteering movement?
Round table discussions
15.00-15.30 Building bridges: reflections on the day and working together to take the agenda forward
Karl Wilding, NCVO, Chris Wade, NNIVA, Ruth Leonard, AVM and Angela Ellis Paine, VSSN
This is a free event but places are limited and you must register to attend. Bookings will be taken on a first come, first served basis. For further details and to register see: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/building-bridges-volunteer-research-and-practice-roundtable-tickets-45584890635