Volunteer Managers Network

Volunteer Managers Network

We support volunteering managers in each NHS board through a series of regional and national Volunteer Managers Network events.

The meetings normally take place twice a year. Presentations and materials from the events are shared on the Volunteer Managers Community of Practice.

The next meeting has been postponed until further notice.

A Volunteer Managers Network Meeting took place on 24 September 2019.  The meeting was attended by 18 delegates from 11 NHS boards.

Meeting of the Volunteer Managers Network, September 2019

Content included:

  • Engagement workshops on volunteer peer support, recording of indirect volunteer engagement and the use of volunteering case studies in NHSScotland
  • Scottish Government Third Sector Unit presentation on Volunteering for All
  • Spotlight sessions from NHS Lothian and NHS Tayside
  • Youthlink Scotland #iwill Campaign 

Slides and content are available on the Community of Practice.

A Volunteer Managers Network Meeting took place on 19 February 2019.  The meeting was attended by 18 delegates from 14 organisations (NHS boards and related third sector organisations).

Content included:

  • A workshop on communications that will inform a communications strategy for the Programme
  • A workshop on Investing in Volunteers from Volunteer Scotland
  • A presentation from The Samaritans on their volunteer support model
  • Spotlight sessions from NHS Dumfries & Galloway, NHS Lothian and The State Hospital

Slides and content are available on the Community of Practice.

A Volunteer Managers Network Meeting took place on 19 September 2018. The meeting was attended by 20 delegates from 13 organisations.

Content included:

  • A workshop on measuring the impact of volunteering
  • A presentation on Art in the Gart (NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde)
  • A networking session 
  • NHS Board spotlight session (NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, NHS Ayrshire & Arran, NHS Lanarkshire)

Slides used in the presentations are available on the Community of Practice.

A Volunteer Managers Network Meeting took place on 13 March 2018. The meeting was attended by 27 delegates from 11 NHS boards and 2 voluntary organisations.

Content included:

  • Stonewall Scotland workshop on equalities monitoring
  • A mindfulness session
  • An engagement workshop led by Helpforce

Slides used in the presentations are available on the Community of Practice.

Last Updated: 03 June 2020