VOLUNTEERING OSCARS 2014
The Harrogate and Ripon Volunteer Centre is delighted to announce that the 7th annual Harrogate District Volunteering Oscars Awards Ceremony will be held 31st October 2014 at the Swan Hotel in Harrogate, to celebrate the tremendous work done by volunteers in our community by such a diverse group of people of all ages, whilst recognising those who have gone the extra mile and thanking them for all that they do. The awards are organised by former Mayor of Harrogate Coun John Fox together with the Harrogate Advertiser Series and the Harrogate and Ripon CVS.
Once again this year, we would like to have your support and involvement with the event and your contribution to the recognition of our volunteers in the community. We are seeking nominations from all sectors of the community, and all areas in the Harrogate district, including Ripon, Nidderdale, Knaresborough, Boroughbridge and Masham. To nominate a candidate for a Volunteer Oscar, simply CLICK HERE, then click on one, or several, of the categories.
A new Wildlife Volunteer category joins categories for Young Volunteer of the Year, Community Volunteer of the Year, Environment Volunteer of the Year, Sports Volunteer, Unsung Heroes in Harrogate, Knaresborough, Ripon, Boroughbridge and Nidderdale, New Volunteer of the Year, Trustee of the Year, Organisation of the Year, Corporate Engagement Award, Volunteer of the Year and Lifetime Volunteer.
Closing dates for nominations is Monday 13th of October at noon. Join us to celebrate the tremendous work done by volunteers that make the distric a much better place to live because of their contribution!
FREE 11 week course
for people thinking about volunteering
We are working in partnership with the WEA (Workers' Educational Association) to run a free 11 week course for people who want to explore volunteering and improve their skills and confidence.
Over the 11 weeks we will look at:
- Roles and responsibilities
- Improving communication skills
- Equality & diversity
- Exploring options
- Recognising your skills and what you can offer.
This course is free and open to anyone who would either like a bit more support to get started in volunteering or would like to meet some fellow new volunteers.
Bookings can also be made online via the WEA website
VOLUNTEER MANAGEMENT TRAINING COURSE
This is an introduction to all the essentials of volunteer management. Is for anyone who has responsibility, or is about to take on responsibility, for managing volunteers, regardless of the sector in which they work and the level of experience.
You can come along to all sessions as a course, or try one or two which are most useful to you and your organisation.
Some qoutes from last course attendees:
“Good methods, a lot of detailed information given. I feel I’ve learnt things I can put into immediate practice”
“Lots of tips and advices which I can use in my role. Thanks!”
The course will took place at Harrogate Community House. Each of the sessions will be of three hours duration.Book now on Eventbrite. If you would like to book on all 4 courses and receive a 10% discount- please select the 4 volunteer management courses ticket.