A guide to the upcoming volunteer management conferences in the UK and Ireland in 2024

Volunteering forms the cornerstone of numerous charitable organisations throughout the UK and Ireland. For those involved in the world of volunteer management, it's imperative to remain updated, motivated, and well-connected.

2024 promises to be an exciting year in the world for volunteering with a series of enlightening conferences across the UK and Ireland, each offering distinct perspectives on various areas of volunteer management. Here's a glimpse at some of the events that every individual involved in this critical sector should consider attending:

1. Make Your Mark Volunteer Managers Conference 2024: Inclusion at Every Stage

  • Date: 29th February 2024
  • Location: Stirling
  • Overview: Stirling hosts this inaugural conference focusing on the imperative theme of inclusion within volunteer programmes. An insightful event, it aims to delve into incorporating inclusivity throughout the volunteering journey.

2. Hospice Volunteer Managers Network Conference 2024

  • Date: 5th March 2024
  • Location: Bristol
  • Overview: Situated in the historic docklands of Bristol, this two-day conference is abundant with keynote speeches, workshop sessions, and networking possibilities. Specially designed for individuals in hospice volunteer management, it offers a unique chance to exchange ideas and learn from industry experts.

3. JVN Conference 2024: Strength in Unity: Building a Volunteering Culture

  • Date: 19th March 2024
  • Location: North West London
  • Overview: Join JVN and hear from leading experts on how best to build a volunteering culture for your charity. They will highlight the importance of being bolder and becoming more innovative with volunteers to help bring strength in unity to your volunteers.

4. National Volunteer Management Conference 2024

  • Date: 1st May 2024
  • Location: Athlone (Ireland)
  • Overview: This conference is an excellent opportunity for volunteer managers to invest in personal development and network with peers. It focuses on key areas such as volunteer coordination, retention, training, support, and management, offering a host of motivating sessions tailored to these themes.

5. Volunteering in 2024 and Beyond: Inspire, Engage, Celebrate - Online Conference

  • Date: 22nd May 2024
  • Location: Online
  • Overview: This online conference is a gateway to the future of volunteering. Covering a spectrum of topics like recruiting volunteers, volunteer retention, and managing complex scenarios, it provides a splendid chance to explore the transforming landscape of UK volunteering from the comfort of your home or office.

6. Lincolnshire Volunteer Management Conference 2024

  • Date: 12th June 2024
  • Location: Lincoln
  • Overview: Lincoln awaits your presence for a day devoted to forging Lincolnshire's vision for volunteering. This conference will serve as an excellent platform for education and networking, featuring motivational speakers and engaging workshops. It's an idyllic opportunity for those zealous about enriching the volunteer experience within their community.

7. Charity Retail Conference 2024

  • Date: 26th June 2024
  • Location: Harrogate
  • Overview: Themed "Retail Voices for a Changing World," this two-day event in Harrogate is pivotal for those engaged in charity retail, providing valuable insights into the latest trends and practices in this dynamic sector.

Each conference listed here presents a unique viewpoint on volunteer management and the broader voluntary sector. They are invaluable for professional growth, networking, and acquiring fresh insights into the ever-changing domain of volunteering. Whether you're an experienced professional or a newcomer to the field, these events are bound to inspire and enlighten.

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