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.

October

Thursday, 1 Oct: Governance Bites Workshop
Topic:
Not-for-Profit Boards Getting Real about Strategy
Facilitator: Garth Nowland-Foreman, Director of LEAD
Everyone wants to be strategic these days. It is used to refer to deceit and trickery in reality TV shows. As an adjective it makes any object or activity sound very important. But does it actually have any practical meaning left? What is a strategy and how is it different from a plan? Where does most strategy come from, and what is a realistic approach to developing a strategy for our organisation? And what really is the Board’s role in strategy (especially where there also is staff)? Participation in nonprofit boards provides individuals with an opportunity to influence impact in our city. This workshop offers practical tools and approaches to help a board lead organisational strategy.
Time: 5:15pm – 7:00pm
Venue: Christchurch Community House, 301  Tuam Street, Christchurch
Cost: free, but registrations are essential
RSVP: Via Eventbrite

Thursday 8 Oct & Thursday 15 Oct: Volunteering Waikato Online Workshop
Topic:
Doing the Difficult Stuff Well – Parts 1 and 2
Facilitator: Chris Atkinson, Volunteering Waikato
Have you ever experienced a sense of dread when you need to address volunteer behaviour or have a conversation you don’t feel comfortable having? This workshop explores a range of techniques you can use to have effective conversations with volunteers. This workshop will be held in two parts, registration is for both parts.
Time: 10:00am – 11:30am, both days
Venue: Online, via Zoom
Cost: Registration for both parts – $25 for Volunteer Centre members, $40 for non-members
RSVP: Online via Volunteering Waikato registration page

Saturday 10 – 17 Oct: Impact Week 2020
Topic:
Growing individual action towards sustainability
Facilitator: The Canterbury Impact Collective
The Canterbury Impact Collective brings together organisations across Ōtautahi to collaborate, connect, and grow an impact community with a range of events and activities across Canterbury. See the full list of events below.
Details: All event dates, times and venue details are available on the Impact Week webpage
RSVP: online via Event Listings

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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

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Friday 16 Oct: Tautoko Support Network Workshop
Topic:
Joining the Dots: Connecting Local Volunteering to Global Impact through the UNSDGs
Facilitator: Glenda Martin, Volunteering Canterbury
Volunteers increasingly ask ‘what difference does my volunteering make?’  Utilise the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals to join the dots from local volunteering to a global impact to ensure volunteers feel valued and that their contribution is worthwhile – so they want to keep doing it! – and enhance the sustainability of volunteerism.
Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Venue: Christchurch Community House, 301 Tuam Street, Christchurch
Cost: free event
RSVP: Online via Eventbrite

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Wednesday, 21 Oct: Volunteering New Zealand Pivot Conference 2020
Topic:
Whiria te tangata – Weaving the people together
Connecting, innovating and collaborating has never been more relevant or more vital. Through Pivot, attendees are empowered to meaningfully lead, advocate for and develop volunteers and volunteerism in Aotearoa New Zealand. Leaders and managers of volunteers will be inspired by a range of speakers who are experts in their fields. Pivot is a chance to connect with peers, and to share and learn together. With a range of international and New Zealand practitioners and thought leaders, participants will leave inspired and invigorated with skills and ideas. 
Time:
9:30am – 2:30pm
Venue: Online
Cost: Early bird $86.25, Regular $109.25
RSVP: online via VNZ registration page

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Saturday, 24 Oct: Family Volunteering Afternoon
Is giving back a priority for your family? Are you looking to start a meaningful family tradition? Do you just want something fun and free to do with the kids? Why not join us for a Family Volunteering afternoon! Bring the kids, teenagers, even grandparents! We’ll be supported by CCC’s “Off the Wall” Graffiti Removal programme to freshen up the park surrounds by painting a mural. There’s something for every skill level, so come prepared for some messy fun! 
Time:
1:30pm – 3:30pm
Venue: Linwood Park, Linwood Ave, Christchurch
Cost: free
RSVP: online via Eventbrite

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

Thursday, 5 Nov: International Volunteer Managers’ Day
Topic:
For Managers/Coordinators of Volunteer Programmes
Each year we invite managers of volunteer programmes to join us for something a little different as a ‘thank you’ for the tremendous work you do supporting volunteering.  Informal feedback post-Lockdown earlier this year included a lot of mention of chocolate … join us for a light lunch and be prepared for some chocolatey fun and games …
Time:
12:30pm – 2:00pm
Venue: Christchurch Community House, 301  Tuam Street, Christchurch
Cost: free, but registrations are essential
RSVP: email outreach@volcan.org.nz

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Wednesday, 11 Nov: Volunteer Managers Seminar
Topic:
Part 1: Understanding the context for volunteer engagement
Facilitator: Rob Jackson
Volunteering doesn’t exist in a bubble. Everything that affects how we live our lives affects people’s willingness to volunteer and keep volunteering. This session will give some quick highlights of things to consider in our fast-changing world that will continue to drive change in volunteering in future. Registration for this seminar series is for all three parts.
Time:
10:00am – 11:00am
Venue: Online, via Zoom
Cost: $69, for all three sessions
RSVP: Online

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Wednesday, 25 Nov: Volunteer Managers Seminar
Topic:
Part 2: Developing Meaningful Volunteer Roles/Recruitment Top Tips
Facilitator: Rob Jackson
Effective recruitment starts with creating meaningful roles for volunteers. This session will highlight some key things to consider that will make your volunteer positions more attractive to potential volunteers, as well as tips on getting the message out to your community about what’s available. Registration for this seminar series is for all three parts.
Time:
10:00am – 11:00am
Venue: Online, via Zoom
Cost: $69, for all three sessions
RSVP: Online

December

Thursday, 3 Dec: Tautoko Support Network Workshop
Topic:
Supporting Volunteers with Disabilities
Facilitator: TBC
Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Venue: Christchurch Community House, 301 Tuam Street, Christchurch
Cost: free event
RSVP: via email to outreach@volcan.org.nz

Monday, 7 Dec: Volunteer Recognition Awards
Volunteering Canterbury normally celebrate National Volunteer Week (21-27 June 2020) by presenting awards to volunteers in Canterbury. These awards recognise outstanding efforts and achievements by volunteers of all ages in all sectors. This year, due to Covid-19, the Awards ceremony was postponed, and will now be celebrated in conjunction with National Volunteer Day. 
Time: 2:30pm – 4:00pm
Venue: The Function Room, Civic Offices, Worcester Boulevard, Christchurch

Wednesday, 9 Dec: Volunteer Managers Seminar
Topic:
Part 3: Supporting Volunteers
Facilitator: Rob Jackson
What actually is support? What makes for a great volunteer experience? What qualities are important for effective leadership of people? What communication works best? Good questions and ones we will answer in this session designed to give you some quick tips to help your volunteers be even more effective. Registration for this seminar series is for all three parts.
Time:
10:00am – 11:00am
Venue: Online, via Zoom
Cost: $69, for all three sessions
RSVP: Online