2021 Volunteering Symposium

The 2021 Volunteering Symposium is a free, full-day professional development opportunity dedicated to Managers and Coordinators of Volunteers, followed by an evening session for current and aspiring Board and Committee Members.

Over four sessions, delivered by industry professionals, Managers and Coordinators of Volunteers will learn how volunteer management practices have been adapted over the past 18 months and how we can work together to support a strong future for volunteering in our city.

  • Hear from Volunteering Australia CEO Mark Pearce about how the volunteering landscape has changed and how we can leverage the events of 2020 to further enhance the pivotal role volunteers play in creating a more connected, diverse, and resilient Australia.
  • Mental health educator extraordinaire Heidi Prowse, CEO of Mental lllness Education ACT, will walk attendees through how to create a mentally healthy volunteer engagement framework. Whether you’re just starting out, or you have established programs, this session will provide helpful tips on how to position volunteers at the forefront of everything you do.
  • Back by popular demand, Mae Tanner, Lawyer at Justice Connect’s Not-for-Profit Law, will cover the legal considerations for managing a diverse volunteer workforce. Mae has a talent for distilling complex legal concepts into actionable steps that any organisation can implement in their programs.
  • And finally, all the way from the United Kingdom, volunteer management guru Rob Jackson will help us prepare for the future of volunteer management in a COVID world and beyond. Hear how the global landscape of volunteering has changed and how Managers and Coordinators of Volunteers can leverage new opportunities to enhance their volunteer workforce.

Following our one-day Symposium for Managers and Coordinators of Volunteers we will be hosting an after hours session on Not-for-Profit Board Governance delivered by governance expert Sharon Winks. This session is open to all current and aspiring Board Directors and will take attendees through everything you need to know about being an effective director.

Registrations for the 2021 Volunteering Symposium close on Friday 14 May 2021.

VolunteeringACT would like to acknowledge the ACT Government for their support of the 2021 Volunteering Symposium. Thanks to their generous support through a COVID-19 Rapid Response Grant attendance at the Symposium has been completely subsidised.

For Managers and Coordinators of Volunteers

Date: Tuesday 18 May 2021
Time: 9am – 5pm
Location: Hybrid (in-person at VolunteeringACT’s Events and Training Hub, Level 3, 202 City Walk, or online via Zoom)
Cost: Free (Fully subsidised, thanks to support from the ACT Government)

Register Here
Event Timetable
9am – 9:15am Jean Giese (CEO)
VolunteeringACT
CEO Welcome
9:15am – 9:30am Violet Sheridan
Ngunnawal Elder
Welcome to Country
9:30am – 10:15am Mark Pearce (CEO)
Volunteering Australia
COVID-19 and Volunteer Involvement
10:15am – 10:30am Break
10:30am – 12:30pm Heidi Prowse (CEO)
Mental Illness Education ACT (MIEACT)
How to Co-Design and Mentally Healthy Volunteer Engagement Framework
12:30pm – 1:15pm Lunch
1:15pm – 2:45pm Mae Tanner
Not-for-profit Law
Managing Legal Risk with a Diverse Volunteer Workforce
2:45pm – 3pm Break
3pm – 5pm Rob Jackson
Rob Jackson Consulting
Preparing for the Future of Volunteer Management

For Board and Committee Members

Date: Tuesday 18 May 2021
Time: 5:30pm – 7pm
Location: Hybrid (in-person at VolunteeringACT’s Events and Training Hub, Level 3, 202 City Walk, or online via Zoom)
Cost: Free (Fully subsidised, thanks to support from the ACT Government)

Register Here
Event Timetable
5:30pm – 5:45pm Jean Giese (CEO)
VolunteeringACT
CEO Welcome
5:45pm – 7pm Sharon Winks
Galent Management Consulting
Not for Profit Board Governance in Practice

The Symposium will be held in line with the latest COVID-19 health advice and will comply with any physical distancing or other requirements as advised by the ACT and Federal Government.

If you have any queries regarding the 2021 Volunteering Symposium, please contact us.