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Helping Others Can Help You

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Friday, December 5, 2008 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM (GMT)

Helping Others Can Help You

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Helping others can help you

A one day conference and reception to celebrate

United Nations International Volunteer Day

Friday 5th December 2008

The Novas Contemporary Urban Centre, Liverpool

Conference: 10 am - 4 pm (registration 9 am onwards)

Liverpool 08 Drinks Reception: 4.15 pm - 6pm


This conference will highlight best practice in engaging with under-represented communities and encouraging these priority groups to get involved in main stream volunteering.



  • Sir Bob Scott, International Director, Liverpool Culture Company
  • Justin Davis Smith, CEO, Volunteering England
  • Dr Rachel Casiday & Mike Hemmings, University of Wales, Department of Voluntary Sector Studies
  • Mumtaz Bashir, Head of Personal Best Programme, Pre-Volunteer Programme for the London Olympics
  • Neil Peterson, Head of Liverpool Welcome for the Liverpool Culture Company
  • Reshna Radiven, Head of Marketing, VSO
  • John Knights, Cabinet Office
  • Nick Smith, Gfk Nop


There will be a series of innovative workshops to:

  • Discuss and debate issues regarding engagement of priority groups and develop recommendations for future volunteer recruitment strategies
  • Highlight the measurable achievements of the Liverpool 08 Welcome programme and discuss how this can be replicated in other regions
  • Showcase the best practice systems developed via the GoldStar Volunteer programme in terms of reaching out to priority groups
  • Presentation of a 'Volunteering for All' toolkit highlighting achievements of six 'Volunteering for All' projects e.g. Hi8us Digital Storytelling

These workshops will help to share best practice, encourage agencies to work together, forge new partnerships and spread the word that volunteering is for all.

Workshop sessions include:

1.   Cultural Volunteering and the Voluntary Arts

Paul Devlin, Information and Research Officer, Voluntary Arts England


2.   Liverpool 08 Welcome programme

Mary Beaumont, Liverpool 08 Welcome programme


3.   Employee volunteers – an untapped resource?

Sarah Klueter, Senior Community Manager, Co-operative Group


4.    RASA

Jo Wood RASA (Rape Crisis advice centre) Liverpool.

5.   Digital Storytelling

Kulwant Dhaliwal, Hi8us


6.  Volunteering England 

Tessa Willow, Director, Liverpool Volunteer Centre



Join us between 4.15 and 5 pm to celebrate the fantastic work that Liverpool 08 has developed in encouraging over 1,000 volunteers to play a full and active part in the Year of Culture and have a chance to network with other delegates and speakers.


£90 plus VAT, which includes all day access, conference papers, lunch, refreshments and the drinks reception.

The fee does not include travel or accommodation. 

There is an additional fee charged for those paying by card to cover some of the processing costs charged by paypal.  To avoid this you may prefer to be invoiced, which will enable you to pay by cheque or BACs transfer.


To book your place at this event please follow the relevant link at the top of the page, specifying whether you are paying by card (via paypal) or wish to be invoiced (for payment by cheque or BACs).  You will then be asked to complete and submit the registration information to confirm your place.


If you have any questions please contact the event managers, Events Northern Ltd, by calling 01772 336639 or emailing info@eventsnorthern.co.uk.

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When & Where

The Novas Contemporary Urban Centre (CUC)
41 - 51 Greenland Street
L1 0BS Liverpool
United Kingdom

Friday, December 5, 2008 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM (GMT)

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Community Channel

The Community Channel, alongside partners The Media Trust, GoldStar, Volunteering England and Voluntary Arts England are proud to host this event.

The conference managers for the event, working on behalf of the partners, are Events Northern Ltd


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