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.

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

Friday, 15 Feb: Conservation Volunteers Training Workshop
In Safe Hands Toolkit
Presenter: Hamish Fairbairn
The “In Safe Hands” Toolkit is a safety management system for community groups involved in environmental activities. It is a must for a community groups who do not have the resources or the knowledge to develop safety management systems. The toolkit shows you HOW to be safe on a community conservation activity and shows you WHAT you can do in very practical ways to manage safety. 
Time: 12:00pm
Venue: Piharau Room, Te Hapua Halswell Centre
Cost: Free event
RSVP: Register via email to HFairbairn@cvnz.org.nz or find out more

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


Wednesday, 8 May: Tautoko Network Meeting
Storytelling for Influence
Presenter: Sharon Moreham, Otautahi Storytelling Collective
This workshop will share storytelling secrets to get your organisation’s story ‘out’ effectively. You will go away with notes, resources and lots of ideas.
Time: 4:30pm – 7:30pm
Venue: Christchurch Community House, 301 Tuam Street, Christchurch
Cost: $30 for Members, $40 for Non-members
Register: via Eventbrite