Somerset Prepared: How to recruit volunteers

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October 6th, 2021 7:00 PM   through   8:30 PM
This webinar, for Somerset-based community volunteers, will explore the volunteer journey, drawing on the experience of Spark Somerset and Communities Prepared in supporting volunteers in the field of community resilience and beyond.

The session will look at some of the key barriers and motivating factors behind community volunteering, as well as sharing practical advice on what to consider when recruiting volunteers and how to effectively get the word out to the wider community.

This session is aimed at Somerset-based Community Emergency Volunteers and Flood Wardens but is open to local councils and other local organisations/professionals interested in learning about how to effectively encourage and support community members to become volunteers. 

It is run in partnership with Spark Somerset, as part of the 2021 Somerset Prepared Community Resilience Event. Spark Somerset provides information, advice, training and support to the voluntary and community sector in Somerset. They also run a Volunteer Service, inspiring people to get involved and make a difference in their communities.

Event Privacy Statement

Groundwork South manages and runs the Communities Prepared programme. As both ‘Data Controller’ and ‘Data Processor’, Groundwork South safely collects and processes the data you provide upon registration. The data you provide in registering for this event will be shared securely for the purpose of legitimate interest with the following partner organisations:

  • Somerset Prepared, a multi-agency partnership working closely with communities to deliver advice, support and training to help enhance local resilience to emergencies
  • ERS Ltd (the independent evaluator for the Communities Prepared programme. This is for monitoring and evaluation purposes to improve community volunteer engagement and training across the UK)

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October 6th, 2021 7:00 PM   through   8:30 PM

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