Tautoko Network

The former Volunteer Coordinator’s Network and Not-for-Profit Managers Network have been merged to form the new Tautoko Network. “Tautoko” relates to support and advocacy, and we believe that combining the two previous forums will allow more accessible information sharing within the community sector. We are also putting together a programme of events in the Hurunui, Selwyn and Waimakariri Districts; those meetings will also be included in the Tautoko Network listings.

**All Tautoko events have been postponed until further notice**

Please see covid19.govt.nz for further information.

April

Thursday, 2 Apr: Governance Bites Workshop
**This workshop will now be accessed remotely**
Topic:
Confident Oversight of Finances
Facilitator: Garth Nowland-Foreman, Director of LEAD
What exactly is the board’s role in oversight of the finances? What are Treasurers actually responsible for? How can you properly fulfill your obligations without micro-managing? What should we look for in financial reporting? What are the financial ‘red flags’ we need to keep an eye out for? What does every board member need to know about their finances? Why can’t we just rely on the audit or review?
Time:
5:15pm – 7:00pm
Venue: Online (more information will be provided in due course)
Cost: free, but registrations are essential
RSVP: Via Eventbrite

Saturday, 4 Apr: Family Volunteering Day
**Postponed until further notice**
Is giving back a priority for your family? Are you looking to start a meaningful family tradition? Why not join us for a Family Volunteering Day! Get the whole family involved – children, teenagers, even grandparents! Join us for our next family volunteering event where we’ll be working with the City Council’s graffiti removal programme, Off the Wall, to paint a mural. 
Time: 1:30pm – 3:30pm
Venue: Linwood Park, Linwood, Christchurch
Cost: free event, but RSVPs are essential
RSVP: Via Eventbrite

Tuesday, 7 Apr: Tautoko Network Workshop
**This workshop will now be accessed remotely**
Topic: Recognition is Important: Sharing ideas to enhance and strengthen volunteer teams
Presenters: Lynette, Family Drug Support Aotearoa and Tracey, IHC
We will share ideas on how to best enhance and strengthen volunteer teams, including a “hands on” session and everyone will leave with some “recognition goodies”!
Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Venue: Online (more information will be provided in due course)
Cost: free event, but RSVPs are essential
RSVP: email ucan@volcan.org.nz


Governance Bites – in association with Otautahi Partnership for Strenthening Community Organisations (OPSCO)

The purpose of Ōtautahi Partnership for Strengthening Community Organisations is to strengthen the not-for-profit sector of Greater Christchurch. The Partnership was formed to ensure that the actions to build capacity and capability across the sector are cohesive and effective. Read more information here.

Governance Bites is a series of 12 free 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 with pizza, the events will be held in the evening on the first Thursday of the month at Community House, 301 Tuam Street, Christchurch. Limited numbers, bookings required. See monthly event listings for details.


Certificate in Managing Volunteers

With the support of Careerforce, VNZ is now able to offer the New Zealand Certificate in First Line Management to its membership network. This means leaders and managers of volunteers can now gain a Certificate in Managing Volunteers. This is a New Zealand qualification that is flexible, offers affordable learning, and provides the opportunity for recognition of workplace based learning. This certificate is perfect for anyone who is an experienced or aspiring team leader, supervisor or coordinator.

For more information visit: Volunteering New Zealand


 

Business and Computing Short Courses

Looking for flexible and affordable Short Courses? Check out the up and coming bite size courses from Ara Institute of Canterbury.


May

Thursday, 7 May: Governance Bites Workshop
**This workshop will now be accessed remotely**
Topic:
The Board’s Role as a Great Employer
Facilitator: Garth Nowland-Foreman, Director of LEAD
Time:
5:15pm – 7:00pm
Venue: Online (more information will be provided in due course)
Cost: free, but registrations are essential
RSVP: Via Eventbrite

Thursday, 7 May: Newcomers Volunteer Expo
**Postponed until further notice**
Come and meet local charity groups and find out about the benefits of volunteering! Are you new to Christchurch looking to find out more about local volunteering? If you are a newcomer of any kind, whether an overseas immigrant, a refugee, or have simply moved from another location within NZ, you are welcome! If you are seeking to find your place in the local community come and see us at the Newcomers Volunteer Expo. We will be hosting a variety of charity and not-for-profit groups happy to talk to you about how you can join an awesome volunteer team!
Time: 11:00am – 1:00pm
Venue: Christchurch Community House, 301  Tuam Street, Christchurch
Cost: free event
RSVP: via Eventbrite

June

Thursday, 4 Jun: Governance Bites Workshop
**This workshop will now be accessed remotely**
Topic:
Getting the Right People on Board
Facilitator: Garth Nowland-Foreman, Director of LEAD
Time:
5:15pm – 7:00pm
Venue: Christchurch Community House, 301  Tuam Street, Christchurch
Cost: free, but registrations are essential
RSVP: Via Eventbrite

Tuesday, 9 Jun: Tautoko Support Network Workshop
**This workshop has been cancelled**
Topic: Social Media Beyond the Basics (for community organisations)
Facilitator: DIA
Time:
9:30am – 12:30pm
Venue: Beckenham South Library Learning Centre
Cost: free, but registrations are essential
RSVP: outreach@volcan.org.nz

Monday, 22 Jun: Annual Volunteer Recognition Awards
**Postponed until International Volunteer Day**
During National Volunteer Week (21-27 June 2020) Volunteering Canterbury will present awards to volunteers in Canterbury. These awards recognise outstanding efforts and achievements by volunteers of all ages in all sectors. Not-for-profit organisations can nominate volunteer(s) using our Nomination Form 2020.
Time: 2:30pm – 4:00pm
Venue: Civic Offices, 53 Hereford Street, Christchurch
RSVP: outreach@volcan.org.nz

July

Thursday, 2 Jul: Governance Bites Workshop
Following guidelines from the Ministry of Health, we request that you do not attend this event if you are unwell, if you have recently arrived in NZ, or if you have been in contact with someone confirmed with COVID-19 in the last 14 days. Thank you for your cooperation.
Topic:
Helping the Wrong People Overboard
Facilitator: Garth Nowland-Foreman, Director of LEAD
Time:
5:15pm – 7:00pm
Venue: Christchurch Community House, 301  Tuam Street, Christchurch
Cost: free, but registrations are essential
RSVP: Via Eventbrite

Wednesday, 29 Jul: Student Volunteer Expo
Following guidelines from the Ministry of Health, we request that you do not attend this event if you are unwell, if you have recently arrived in NZ, or if you have been in contact with someone confirmed with COVID-19 in the last 14 days. Thank you for your cooperation.
Time: 11:00am – 2:00pm
Venue: University of Canterbury

August

Thursday, 6 Aug: Governance Bites Workshop
Following guidelines from the Ministry of Health, we request that you do not attend this event if you are unwell, if you have recently arrived in NZ, or if you have been in contact with someone confirmed with COVID-19 in the last 14 days. Thank you for your cooperation.
Topic:
The Secret of Effective Meetings
Facilitator: Garth Nowland-Foreman, Director of LEAD
Time:
5:15pm – 7:00pm
Venue: Christchurch Community House, 301  Tuam Street, Christchurch
Cost: free, but registrations are essential
RSVP: Via Eventbrite

Thursday, 13 Aug: Student Volunteer Expo
Following guidelines from the Ministry of Health, we request that you do not attend this event if you are unwell, if you have recently arrived in NZ, or if you have been in contact with someone confirmed with COVID-19 in the last 14 days. Thank you for your cooperation.
Time: 11:30am – 1:30pm
Venue: Lincoln University

September

Thursday, 3 Sept: Governance Bites Workshop
Topic:
Role of the Chair and Participation that Works
Facilitator: Garth Nowland-Foreman, Director of LEAD
Time:
5:15pm – 7:00pm
Venue: Christchurch Community House, 301  Tuam Street, Christchurch
Cost: free, but registrations are essential
RSVP: Via Eventbrite

October

Thursday, 1 Oct: Governance Bites Workshop
Topic:
Boards Getting Real about Strategy
Facilitator: Garth Nowland-Foreman, Director of LEAD
Time:
5:15pm – 7:00pm
Venue: Christchurch Community House, 301  Tuam Street, Christchurch
Cost: free, but registrations are essential
RSVP: Via Eventbrite

Tuesday, 13 Oct: Tautoko Support Network Workshop
Topic:
Facebook 101 for Community Organisations
Facilitator: DIA
Time:
9:30am – 12:30pm
Venue: Beckenham South Library Learning Centre
Cost: free, but registrations are essential
RSVP: outreach@volcan.org.nz

November

Thursday, 5 Nov: Governance Bites Workshop
Topic:
Everything You Were Afraid to Ask about Boards
Facilitator: Garth Nowland-Foreman, Director of LEAD
Time:
5:15pm – 7:00pm
Venue: Christchurch Community House, 301  Tuam Street, Christchurch
Cost: free, but registrations are essential
RSVP: Via Eventbrite