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.

October 2018

Tuesday, 16 Oct: Tautoko Network Meeting
Topic: What We Do and How We Do It
Presenter: CCC Off The Wall Graffiti Programme; City Harvest
Two not-for-profit organisations share their story – why they started, how they have grown and the “secrets” to success they have learnt along the way.
Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Venue: Orauwhata Bishopdale Community Centre, 13 Bishopdale Court, Farrington Ave, Christchurch
Cost: Free event
RSVP: outreach@volcan.org.nz

Wednesday, 17 Oct: Workshop, in association with Selwyn District Council
Topic: Capacity Building
Presenter: Glenda Martin, Volunteering Canterbury
This workshop will cover the fundamentals of volunteer management including recruitment, retention and recognition. It will also touch on the trends of volunteering, for example, what the younger volunteers coming through expect from their volunteer experience.
Time: 5:30pm – 7:30pm
Venue: Lincoln Event Centre
Cost: Free event
RSVP: michael.heywood@selwyn.govt.nz by 8 October 2018

Wednesday, 17 OctSeminar by “Not For Profit Solutions”
Topic: Sales Mindset for Scaling Impact
Presenter: Tim Jones is The Grow Good Guy
In this workshop Tim will cover off the limiting beliefs that are holding you back from scaling your impact, as well as helping you to create a positive frame around selling. You will get tools and tips to enable you to showcase your business or idea to investors and customers in a truly authentic and purpose driven manner.
Time: 9:30am – 12:30pm
Venue: 442 Tuam Street, Christchurch
Cost: Free event for not-for-profit organisations
RSVP: Booking Form

Thursday, 25 OctSeminar by LEAD
Topic: Getting On Board: Non-Profit Governance
Presenter: Garth Nowland-Foreman, from LEAD
A workshop for all who find themselves on a non-profit board. Informative and practical training on the ins and outs of non-profit governance, including roles and responsibilities of board members, legal obligation and how to add value as a board member. You will have hands-on experience of useful tools and processes to help deepen the governance practice of your organisation.
Time: 9:30am – 4:30pm
Venue: Avebury House, Christchurch
Cost: Pricing Information
RSVP: Book online or email info@lead.org.nz

Tuesday, 30 Oct: Seminar, in association with Volunteering New Zealand
Topic: Corporate Volunteering Masterclass – Maximising Your Programme Potential
Presenter: Chris Jarvis, Co-Founder of Realized Worth
This event is intended for CSR or Citizenship leaders or coordinators responsible for Corporate Volunteering programmes and will cover the following topics:
– Maximising the benefits of your Employee Volunteering
– Corporate Volunteering and the UN Sustainability Goals
– Corporate Volunteering NZ Capacity Mapping Survey Results
By integrating a few basic concepts into employee volunteer experiences, we can guide people to challenge assumptions, become alert to new ideas, orient to what those ideas mean for them, and take action toward new behaviours rooted in inclusivity, compassion, and empathy – resulting in better employees, better companies, and better communities. Light lunch provided. 
Time: 9:00am – 12:30pm
VenueKPMG, Level 5, 79 Cashel Street, Christchurch
Cost: A suggested Koha of $100 would be appreciated
RSVP: Register here

Live: 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

November 2018

Friday, 2 Nov: Tautoko Network Meeting
Topic: IT – What’s Out There to Share
Presenter: Henrietta, InfoXchange
Time: 8:30am – 9:30am
Venue: Christchurch Community House, 301 Tuam Street, Christchurch
Cost: Free event
RSVP: outreach@volcan.org.nz

Monday, 5 Nov: International Volunteer Managers’ Day
Guests: West African Drummers
An opportunity to tick one or two of those ‘wellbeing’ boxes as we learn a new skill and enjoy some light international-inspired fare.  This is your chance to get to grips with the art of West African Drums and drumming!  We look forward to seeing you at this annual opportunity to recognise our amazing volunteer programme Managers and Co-ordinators!  Take some time out to have some fun with your peers!
Time: 12:00pm – 2:00pm
Venue: Quaker House, 217 Ferry Rd, Christchurch
Cost: Free event
RSVP: outreach@volcan.org.nz

Tuesday, 6 Nov: Seminar, in association with Volunteering New Zealand
Topic: New Migrants: Volunteer and Connect
Presenter: Ross Patel
Volunteering Canterbury is partnering with Volunteering New Zealand to deliver interactive migrant and volunteering workshops for recent migrants. The workshops are designed to inform recent migrants about the opportunities and benefits of volunteering in New Zealand. In a relaxed and informal environment, participants will explore the unique needs of recent migrants and the opportunities to connect with local community organisations through volunteering.
Time (two options): 1:30pm – 3:00pm, or 5:30pm – 7.00pm
VenueChristchurch Community House, 301 Tuam Street, Christchurch
Cost: Free event
RSVP: ucan@volcan.org.nz (spaces limited)

Tuesday, 6 NovSeminar by “Not For Profit Solutions”
Topic: Setting Goals to Reduce NFP Organisation’s Carbon Emissions
Presenter: Lindsay Jeffs
Time: 9:30am – 12:30pm
Venue: 442 Tuam Street, Christchurch
Cost: Free event for not-for-profit organisations
RSVP: Booking Form

Wednesday, 21 NovSeminar by “Not For Profit Solutions”
Topic: Workplace Culture
Presenter: Kevin Robertson
Time: 9:30am – 12:30pm
Venue: 442 Tuam Street, Christchurch
Cost: Free event for not-for-profit organisations
RSVP: Booking Form

December 2018

Wednesday, 5 Dec: International Volunteer Day
As well as celebrating International Volunteer Day, we will be reflecting on 30 years of supporting the community sector.  Yes, Volunteering Canterbury is 30 years young!  And we want to celebrate. This event will entertain and inspire you: special guests will share with you how volunteering has made a difference to their lives, and we will also introduce you to a very special Christchurch schoolgirl, Maiyah, who is ‘the Girl with Cake Projects’.
Time: 4:30 – 6:00pm
Venue: Christchurch Bridge Club, 21 Nova Place
Cost: This is a free event; however, we welcome contributions at the event of the following items which Maiyah will use in the pamper packs she prepares for distribution to City Mission clients.  Suggestions include: soap, toothbrushes, toothpaste, moisturiser, shampoo, conditioner, shaving equipment, deodorant, combs, facecloths.
RSVP: outreach@volcan.org.nz

Wednesday, 5 DecSeminar by “Not For Profit Solutions”
Topic: Overseeing the Finances for Board Members
Presenter: Garth Nowland-Foreman
Time: 9:30am – 12:30pm
Venue: 442 Tuam Street, Christchurch
Cost: Free event for not-for-profit organisations
RSVP: Booking Form

February 2019

Tuesday, 12 Feb: Tautoko Network Meeting
Volunteer Checking and Matching – a Legal ‘heads up’
Presenter: Susan, from Canterbury Law
Matching someone to a volunteer role may sometimes require a bit of background checking. Susan from Community Law Canterbury will be here to talk to us about some of the checks you can, and sometimes should, do when filling a volunteer position. This session will be useful to all volunteer managers and co-ordinators –  particularly those who place volunteers with vulnerable clients or who provide financial or fundraising services.
Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Venue: Meeting Room 2, Christchurch Community House, 301 Tuam Street, Christchurch
Cost: Free event
RSVP: outreach@volcan.org.nz