The Volunteer Co-ordinators’ Forum is a free network, held quarterly, for anyone who manages volunteers.

It is an opportunity for training on various subjects including safeguarding, volunteers and the law, recruitment and retention of volunteers, as well as sharing best practice and giving an update on services.

The next Forum will take place on 27th November 2018, 10am - 1pm, The Voice Radio Station, Belle Meadow Court, Albert Lane, Barnstaple, North Devon EX32 8RJ

Theme - Volunteer Connect Devon and Role Descriptions

This is an interactive workshop and will require you to bring with you a laptop or tablet device.  If you haven't yet registered on the site you will need to have done this prior to the workshop, ensuring you have your user Id and password, as we will not have access to these.

Volunteer Connect Devon - http://www.devonva.org/involving_volunteers

We will look at;

  • how to add new roles and manage current ones
  • how to make them more effective for potential volunteers to find
  • how to contact a volunteer who has registered interest
  • how to use the Volunteer Bank
  • best practice using the system

We will also look specifically at role descriptions (please bring along with you current and/or new volunteer opportunities)


The forum is free, but places are limited.  Booking is essential so please contact admin@ndvs.org.uk to book your place.

The Volunteer Managers Forum is open to any voluntary and community sector organisation. It is an informal group which allows Volunteer Managers and Coordinators, whether paid or unpaid, to come together to share experiences and skills, whilst also offering some on-going learning opportunities.

The Forum provides an opportunity to network, share best practice and to learn about the latest developments and resources when it comes to working with and supporting volunteers.

Future Forums

Tuesday 19th February 2019, The Voice Radio Station, Barnstaple