Tautoko Network

“Tautoko” relates to support and advocacy. We believe our unique Tautoko Network enables more accessible information sharing and collaboration across the local community sector. Our programme includes events within Christchurch City as well as the Hurunui, Selwyn and Waimakariri Districts.

Regional Training Opportunities

For a range of training opportunities throughout New Zealand, visit the Regional Training page at Volunteering New Zealand. These include a mix of face-to-face and remote training sessions to support volunteering and the community sector right across the country.

2021

April

Tuesday, 20 Apr: Seminar
Topic:
Making a Difference to our Communities
Presenter: Volunteering Canterbury, in conjunction with Selwyn District Council
Take a basic warrant of fitness on how your organisation recruits and manages their volunteer staff including board members. This seminar will equip groups with key information that will keep their organisation moving forward. This interactive forum will enable each of the organisations attending to connect and learn from each other.
Time: 10:00am – 12:00pm
Venue: Lincoln Event Centre
Cost: free event
RSVP: via Eventbrite

Tuesday, 27 Apr: Tautoko Support Network Workshop
Topic:
All You Need to Know About Reimbursement
Presenter: Daryl, IRD
It’s a question we get asked a lot – what can we give volunteers?  Can we reimburse mileage or can we give petrol vouchers? …  and so on.  So – we are delighted to have Daryl from IRD who will totally bring us all up to date on getting the whole reimbursement thing right – for your organisation and for the volunteer team!  Bring your questions!
Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Venue: Christchurch Community House, 301  Tuam Street, Christchurch
Cost: free event
Register: Via email

June

People sitting around a business table

Tuesday, 15 June: Governance Bites
Topic: Non-Profit Boards Adding Value
Facilitator: Garth Nowland-Foreman
GOVERNANCE BITES are a series of free after-five events offering practical development opportunities in bite-sized pieces for ‘time poor’ and cash-strapped community leaders involved in non-profit boards in Canterbury, served up with pizza. What’s the secret to Governance that really makes a difference for a non-profit organisation? In this interactive session, you will learn how your Board can be less boring, and achieve more than just going through the motions or check up on what others are doing.  Two important tools are offered to make this possible, which provide the foundation for all the following Governance Bites in this series.  Believe it or not this doesn’t involve a call for greater commitment or doing more and more work as Board members.
Time: 5:15pm – 7:00pm
Venue: Christchurch Community House, 301 Tuam Street, Christchurch
Cost: No charge thanks to generosity of Rata Foundation
RSVP: outreach@volcan.org.nz. Please note, while the Governance Bites workshops run as a series, each session can be attended as a standalone workshop if desired. Please indicate which session/s you are interested in when registering.

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20 – 26 June: National Volunteer Week
National Volunteer Week  honours the collective energies and mana of volunteers in Aotearoa. They grow our people, open minds, open hearts and create joy. Across the week, organisations throughout New Zealand will celebrate and recognise the crucial role volunteers play in the fabric of our society. 
More Info: nationalvolunteerweek.nz

July

Paperwork & stationery on a work desk

Tuesday, 20 Jul: Tautoko Support Network Workshop
Topic:
Policies and Procedures
Facilitator: Liz Stephenson, Department of Internal Affairs
How to avoid fraud, financial mismanagement, and ending up on the ‘front page’ of the newspaper for conflict of interest!
Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Venue: Christchurch Community House, 301 Tuam Street, Christchurch
Cost: free event
RSVP: via email to outreach@volcan.org.nz

People sitting around a business table

Tuesday, 20 Jul: Governance Bites
Topic: Board and Management – Getting the Balance Right
Facilitator: Garth Nowland-Foreman
GOVERNANCE BITES are a series of free after-five events offering practical development opportunities in bite-sized pieces for ‘time poor’ and cash-strapped community leaders involved in non-profit boards in Canterbury, served up with pizza. This session gets down to the nitty-gritty of good governance, dealing with the most common question and concern that non-profit leaders hae about boards.  How can boards and managers work constructively together?  Is there a clear dividing line between governing and day-to-day management?  If not, how do we sort it out in practice?  Does that change over time, and is it effected by the life-cycle stage of the non-profit organisations?
Time: 5:15pm – 7:00pm
Venue: Christchurch Community House, 301 Tuam Street, Christchurch
Cost: No charge thanks to generosity of Rata Foundation
RSVP: outreach@volcan.org.nz. Please note, while the Governance Bites workshops run as a series, each session can be attended as a standalone workshop if desired. Please indicate which session/s you are interested in when registering.

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Wednesday, 28 Jul: Expo
Topic: Student Volunteering Expo: Canterbury
Time:
To be confirmed
Venue:
University of Canterbury
Cost:
free event
Book a Site:
via email to outreach@volcan.org.nz

August

A man and women holding signs

Thursday, 12 Aug: Expo
Topic:
Student Volunteering Expo: Lincoln
Time: 11:30am – 1:30pm
Venue: Lincoln University
Cost: free event
Book a Site: via email to outreach@volcan.org.nz

People sitting around a business table

Tuesday, 17 Aug: Governance Bites
Topic: Better Board Decision Making
Facilitator: Garth Nowland-Foreman
GOVERNANCE BITES are a series of free after-five events offering practical development opportunities in bite-sized pieces for ‘time poor’ and cash-strapped community leaders involved in non-profit boards in Canterbury, served up with pizza. Non-profit boards only have authority as a group. What’s the different dynamics between individual and group decision-making? And what key difference in approach is required when making routine decisions, and when looking to innovate to at least ensure we know what all the options are (beyond the same old-same old)? How can understanding the three key ‘mindsets’ that people can bring to governance decision-making help us make better decisions, and help us ensure we are asking the right questions. This session will provide participants with two useful tools that will help you in making better group decisions.
Time: 5:15pm – 7:00pm
Venue: Christchurch Community House, 301 Tuam Street, Christchurch
Cost: No charge thanks to generosity of Rata Foundation
RSVP: outreach@volcan.org.nz. Please note, while the Governance Bites workshops run as a series, each session can be attended as a standalone workshop if desired. Please indicate which session/s you are interested in when registering.

September

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Tuesday, 21 Sept: Tautoko Support Network Workshop
Topic:
Fit for Funding
Facilitator: Liz Stephenson, Department of Internal Affairs
So you want funding — make sure you have everything in place to get through the hoops!
Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Venue: Christchurch Community House, 301 Tuam Street, Christchurch
Cost: free event
RSVP: via email to outreach@volcan.org.nz

People sitting around a business table

Tuesday, 21 Sept: Governance Bites
Topic: Keeping it Legal – Incorporation, Duties and Conflict of Interest
Facilitator: Garth Nowland-Foreman
GOVERNANCE BITES are a series of free after-five events offering practical development opportunities in bite-sized pieces for ‘time poor’ and cash-strapped community leaders involved in non-profit boards in Canterbury, served up with pizza. While staying on the right side of the law is not the end of your work as a non-profit board member, it is a good place to start. In this session we will briefly look at how laws (written and unwritten) impact on your organisation. We will also remind ourselves what being incorporated means, why it is important, and how to avoid losing its crucial protections. Finally, we will uncover why Conflicts of Interest are not a problem, but how we deal with them can be if we don’t follow three simple rules.
Time: 5:15pm – 7:00pm
Venue: Christchurch Community House, 301 Tuam Street, Christchurch
Cost: No charge thanks to generosity of Rata Foundation
RSVP: outreach@volcan.org.nz. Please note, while the Governance Bites workshops run as a series, each session can be attended as a standalone workshop if desired. Please indicate which session/s you are interested in when registering.

October

People sitting around a business table

Tuesday, 19 Oct: Governance Bites
Topic: Confident Oversight of Finances

Facilitator: Garth Nowland-Foreman
GOVERNANCE BITES are a series of free after-five events offering practical development opportunities in bite-sized pieces for ‘time poor’ and cash-strapped community leaders involved in non-profit boards in Canterbury, served up with pizza. 
Time: 5:15pm – 7:00pm
Venue: Christchurch Community House, 301 Tuam Street, Christchurch
Cost: No charge thanks to generosity of Rata Foundation
RSVP: outreach@volcan.org.nz. Please note, while the Governance Bites workshops run as a series, each session can be attended as a standalone workshop if desired. Please indicate which session/s you are interested in when registering.

November

People sitting around a business table

Tuesday, 16 Nov: Governance Bites
Topic: The Board’s Role as a Great Employer

Facilitator: Garth Nowland-Foreman
GOVERNANCE BITES are a series of free after-five events offering practical development opportunities in bite-sized pieces for ‘time poor’ and cash-strapped community leaders involved in non-profit boards in Canterbury, served up with pizza. What can the board delegate, and what does it need to stay on top of? How do we balance our role in arms-length, independent supervision, and the need for engaged, collaborative support? How do we effectively balance a culture of checking and of cheer-leading?  What are the critical elements of a ‘good employer’, and how does it become great?  And what does that look like, when staff and volunteers are remote?
Time: 5:15pm – 7:00pm
Venue: Christchurch Community House, 301 Tuam Street, Christchurch
Cost: No charge thanks to generosity of Rata Foundation
RSVP: outreach@volcan.org.nz. Please note, while the Governance Bites workshops run as a series, each session can be attended as a standalone workshop if desired. Please indicate which session/s you are interested in when registering.