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.

March

Tuesday, 26 Mar: Parents Centre NZ and Exult Workshop
Topic: 
Professional Development: Growing Great Volunteer Teams and Understanding Governance
Parents Centre NZ are working with Exult, one of New Zealand’s leading training providers for the community sector, to provide one day professional development workshops for volunteers and not-for-profit organisations across the country. These workshops are full of practical ideas and strategies that you can easily implement in your own organisation as well as an opportunity to network with other volunteers and not-for-profit organisations. Find out more information on the Workshop Topics here
Time: 9:00am – 3:00pm
Venue: The Village Bryndwr, 365A Ilam Road, Bryndwr
Cost: Parents Centre Volunteer or Member – free. Other – $40.
RSVP: Register online at ParentsCentre.org.nz

Thursday, 28 Mar: Volunteering Mid- and South-Canterbury and Exult Workshop
Topic: 
Growing Great Volunteer Teams
Presenter: Kerri Tilby Price, Exult Ltd
This workshop will cover how to ensure your organisation offers a good fit for potential volunteers. Is there more than one model of volunteering and should you even care? What things do you need to consider in creating a ‘good fit’? Learn what drives people to volunteer, and discover simple strategies for ensuring your volunteers get what they need to stay involved. What are the simple things you can do to leave a lasting impression and develop loyalty in your volunteer team?
Time: 9:00am – 12:00pm
Venue: Netball South Canterbury Lounge, Timaru
Cost: Members of Volunteering Mid & South Canterbury – $20
Non-members of Volunteering Mid & South Canterbury – $40
RSVP: email volmsc@xtra.co.nz, phone 03 687 7364 or read further information

Thursday, 28 Mar: Volunteering Mid- and South-Canterbury and Exult Workshop
Topic: 
Growing Great Volunteer Teams
Presenter: Kerri Tilby Price, Exult Ltd
This workshop will cover how to ensure your organisation offers a good fit for potential volunteers. Is there more than one model of volunteering and should you even care? What things do you need to consider in creating a ‘good fit’? Learn what drives people to volunteer, and discover simple strategies for ensuring your volunteers get what they need to stay involved. What are the simple things you can do to leave a lasting impression and develop loyalty in your volunteer team?
Time: 2:30am – 5:30pm
Venue: Hotel Ashburton, Racecourse Rd, Ashburton
Cost: Members of Volunteering Mid & South Canterbury – $20
Non-members of Volunteering Mid & South Canterbury – $40
RSVP: email volmidcant@gmail.com, phone 03 308 1237 or read further information


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.


April

Wednesday, 3 Apr: Ara Volunteer Expo
Opportunities to promote your organisation and what you do, recruit volunteers, and meet students looking for placement partners. 
Time: 11:30am – 1:00pm
Venue: Ara, Madras Street Campus in the Atrium of the Rakaia Centre, Christchurch
Cost: Free event

Thursday, 11 Apr: Tautoko Network Workshop
Topic: Social Media: Beyond Basics (for Community Organisations)
Presenter: DIA Team
So you already understand the basics of using Facebook for community engagement, maybe you’ve attended our previous Facebook 101 workshops – what’s next? The team at DIA are back to bring an interactive workshop about the next steps for your community organisation’s social media journey. In this workshop, we will talk about how to take your Facebook page to the next level and what other channels might work for you! The team from DIA will share their experiences, tips & tricks and research about different social media channels. If you’re ready to get the most out of Facebook, using analytics/insights, algorithms, boosting/targeting posts or considering other social media channels, sign up today! You can find more information about the team at DIA on their Facebook page @communityDIA. Please remember to bring your Facebook log in details, you will need to be an administrator of a group.
Time: 9:30am – 12:30pm
Venue: Computer Lab, South Library, Colombo Street, Christchurch
Cost: Free event
RSVP: Spaces are limited, so registration is essential via Eventbrite

Thursday, 11 Apr: Canterbury Law Workshop
Topic: 
Keeping Organisation Records
Presenter: Susan, Canterbury Law
This workshop is designed for managers of local Not-for-Profit organisations. The workshop will provide guidance on what paperwork your organisation needs to keep, for how long it must be kept and in what format.
Time: Lunchtime
Venue: Online – Skype account required
Cost: $20
RSVP: email Susan@canlaw.org.nz

Wednesday, 17 Apr: Tautoko Network Meeting
Topic: 
Managing ‘Volunteer Workers’ in a Health and Safety Context
Presenter: Cheryl Moffat, Coastguard
After ten years managing 14 volunteer Coastguard units with over 290 volunteers, Cheryl Moffat, Coastguard’s Southern Region Manager, has learnt a few practical things about recruiting, inducting, managing, recognising, caring and exiting volunteers. In an age where regular volunteers are seen as ‘volunteer workers’ in a health and safety context, when people have less time to give, it pays to be a great place to volunteer to attract and keep quality volunteers.  Cheryl is keen to share her experience and resources and learn from others in an interactive session.
Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Venue: Christchurch Community House, 301 Tuam Street, Christchurch
Cost: free event
RSVP: outreach@volcan.org.nz

May

Tuesday, 7 May: Canterbury Law Workshop
Topic: 
New Board Members
Presenter: Susan, Canterbury Law
This workshop is designed for Board Members new to their role or wanting an update. It will cover the legal requirements of a Board or Committee member, rules about spending decisions, and best practice guidelines on making decisions and dealing with conflicts of interest.
Time: Morning – 90 minutes
Venue: Christchurch
Cost: $20
RSVP: email Susan@canlaw.org.nz

Wednesday, 8 May: Tautoko Network Meeting
Topic: 
Storytelling for Influence
Presenter: Sharon Moreham, Otautahi Storytelling Collective
Through this interactive and practical workshop you will work with identifying and developing your organisation’s signature stories, gain an understanding of story structure in order to craft your stories, learn basic tips for using images in storytelling, and practice some basic storytelling skills as well as the most vital skill of all to storytelling – story listening. Materials supplied. This workshop will go into more depth in the story development and communication area than previous workshops Sharon has facilitated through NFP Solutions.
Time: 4:30pm – 7:30pm
Venue: Christchurch Community House, 301 Tuam Street, Christchurch
Cost: $30 for Members, $40 for Non-members
RSVP: via Eventbrite. Numbers are limited, so registration is essential.

Thursday, 23 May: Tautoko Network Meeting
Topic:
Volunteering : Marae based
Presenter: Richie Milner
Volunteering from the Maori point of view – often ‘informal’ and not counted by the statistics:  we will hear a little about a lot that is happening in and around the Marae setting.
Time: 4:30pm – 7:30pm
Venue: Rehua Marae, Springfield Road, St Albans, Christchurch
Cost: free event
RSVP: outreach@volcan.org.nz

June

Tuesday, 11 June: Canterbury Law Workshop
Topic: 
Membership Registers
Presenter: Susan, Canterbury Law
This workshop is designed for managers or administrators of local incorporated societies. The law requires that all incorporated societies have a membership register which records information about your members. This workshop will cover what information needs to be kept, who can have access to it and what rules will apply when adding or updating that register. We will also look at the proposed new laws that will apply and how best to prepare for those.
Time: Lunchtime
Venue: Online, Skype account required
Cost: $20
RSVP: email Susan@canlaw.org.nz

Tuesday, 17 June: Volunteer Recognition Awards – Save the Date!
During the 2019 National Volunteer Week (16-22 June), Volunteering Canterbury with Te Runaka ki Otautahi o Kai Tahu will present awards to volunteers in Canterbury to recognise outstanding efforts and achievements by volunteers of all ages in all sectors. Nominations are now open! If you wish to nominate a volunteer in your organisation, download the 2019 Nomination Form now. Nominations close at 4pm, on Friday 17 May 2018.
Time: 2:30pm – 4:00pm
Venue: Civic Offices, Christchurch

July

Wednesday, 16 July: Tautoko Network Meeting
Topic:
Preparing Your Elevator Pitch
What to say and how to say it – preparing for that impromptu opportunity during an elevator ride to ‘sell’ your organisation.
Presenter: Rob Woolley
Time:
1:00pm – 2:00pm
Venue: 
Christchurch Community House, 301 Tuam Street, Christchurch
Cost: free event
RSVP: outreach@volcan.org.nz

Wednesday, 31 July: Student Volunteer Expo
If you took advantage of attending last year’s Student Volunteer Expo, you will already know that this is a great place for your organisation to be if you are looking to add some students to your volunteer teams.  Last year over 600 students expressed interest in roles on offer by the 26 organisations which attended.
Time:
11:30am – 2:30pm
Venue: 
University of Canterbury, Undercroft
RSVP: Registrations essential via outreach@volcan.org.nz

August

Thursday, 8 Aug: Student Volunteer Expo
If you took advantage of attending last year’s Student Volunteer Expo, you will already know that this is a great place for your organisation to be if you are looking to add some students to your volunteer teams. Last year over 600 students expressed interest in roles on offer by the 26 organisations which attended. This year, we will also be co-hosting a Student Volunteer Expo at Lincoln University (please note, the students who attend Lincoln predominantly do reside in Christchurch, so this is an opportunity to recruit students regardless of whether you have roles in the Selwyn District).
Time:
11:30am – 1:30pm
Venue: 
Lincoln University
RSVP: Registrations essential via outreach@volcan.org.nz

Wednesday, 13 Aug: Tautoko Network Workshop
Topic:
Facebook 101 (for Community Organisations)
Presenter: DIA Team
The What, Why & How to get the most of our Facebook Pages for your community organisations. The team from DIA will share their experiences, and tips & tricks with Facebook for community engagement. You can find more information about the team at DIA on their Facebook page @communityDIA. Please remember to bring your Facebook log in details, you will need to be an administrator of a group.
Time: 9:30am – 12:30pm
Venue: 
Computer Lab, South Library, Colombo Street, Christchurch
Cost: free event
RSVP: Spaces are limited so registration is essential via Eventbrite