Coming to you in 2018: 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

February 2018

Friday, Feb 2:
Topic: Health & Safety: A Checklist for Managers
Guest Speaker: Community Law Canterbury representative
Time: 8:30am – 9:30am
Venue: Christchurch Community House, 301 Tuam Street, Christchurch
Cost: Free
RSVP: outreach@volcan.org.nz

Friday, Feb 21:
Topic: Volunteers – Who’s liable when something goes wrong?
Mistakes happen and, when these involve a volunteer, it can create a few questions about whose responsible for putting things right. This workshop will focus on what law applies when your organisation finds itself in a sticky situation and a volunteer is involved. We will also look at some steps you can take to minimise the risk of this being an issue for your organisation.
Guest Speaker: Community Law Canterbury representative
Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Venue: Community Law Canterbury, 198 Montreal Street
Entrance is via the double glass doors off Walker Street; on-site parking is limited. Consider combining the meeting with a coffee or a visit to the Mall – the car park at South City is one block east of Community Law. Let us know if you have a disability card and we will reserve the on-site disablity park at Community Law.
Cost: Free
RSVP: outreach@volcan.org.nz

Regular Events

The Volunteer Coordinator’s Network meets monthly for a focused discussion over lunchtime (1pm – 2pm), often with a guest speaker. Tea and coffee are provided. Anyone who is involved in supporting or managing volunteers in a not-for-profit organisation or project is welcome to attend, and there is no charge.

We also host a Volunteer Coordinator’s Social Hour, which means 9am – 10am on the first Tuesday of each month. Both of these are great opportunities to meet other coordinators, discuss issues and get peer support.

Not-for-Profit Managers are welcome to attend our monthly breakfast meeting, on the first Friday of each month 8:30am – 9:30am, for networking opportunities, and a broad discussion around a single topic, often with a guest speaker.