In 2019 we will continue to run our popular webinar series based on emerging research, resources and current issues facing volunteering both in New Zealand and internationally.
The world of volunteering is constantly evolving and as a leader of volunteering in New Zealand VNZ is taking up the challenge to facilitate and distribute new research, ideas and more on the world of volunteering.
This series will offer short 30-minute episodes delivering a mixture of presentation and conversation style information. Our guest presenters will be leading national and international speakers, exploring topics on volunteering to help you better lead, manage and develop your volunteer workforce.
Speakers will be experts in the field of volunteering and be sharing their knowledge and expertise in a relaxed and educational webinar presentation. This will be co-presented by a VNZ team member.
Topic: VNZ 2019-2022
Learn more about VNZ’s new strategic plan with VNZ Chair Helga Wientjes and Chief Executive Katie Bruce at the next interactive session in our webinar series.
We warmly welcome discussion and questions throughout this session.
|When: Monday 29 April. 1PM|
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VNZ Webinar #1 – Volunteering to Learn
To mark Student Volunteer Week, our first speaker Professor Kirsten Holmes of Curtin University explores the Volunteering to Learn study . This was the first study to examine all stakeholder perspectives involved in university student volunteering: students, universities, program managers, host organisations and voluntary sector peak bodies.
VNZ Webinar #3: Volunteering Statistics in NZ – Turning data into powerful information
Scott Ussher, Manager of Income and Poverty at Stats NZ presents on the various volunteering statistics Stats NZ collects, including:
- the TUS, HLFS, NPISA, Census, GSS etc.
- What all these acronyms mean for volunteering in NZ, now and into the future.
This webinar is a rare opportunity to learn about key statistics insights – a must for those in the voluntary sector!
VNZ Webinar #4: Assessing the impact of volunteering in your organisation.
Stuart talks about using volunteer impact assessment as a tool to explore your volunteer programme impact on a range of stakeholders. He talks a bit about some of the ones they completed for organisations and the outcomes for those organisations and how this all links to the development of a volunteering strategy for an organisation.
VNZ Webinar #5: Do our volunteers make a difference?
– Insights into research used to discover how Ardoch volunteers make a difference
– The internal impact of externally validating research and the results for volunteer recruitment.
VNZ Webinar #6: Supporting volunteers in times of grief or trauma
Lila O’Farrell, Senior Specialist Therapist, Mindfulness Educator & Interfaith Chaplain, shares best practice and practical techniques to help you support your volunteers who deal with crisis and trauma.
While this webinar was designed with the organisations and volunteer managers responding and supporting victims and their families in mind, in the wake of the Christchurch terrorist attacks, this will also be very relevant for those of you whose works deals with other forms of trauma.