Engaging with others who have a similar role can help us to maintain vision and motivation, to keep well informed and to think ahead. Here are some options to consider:

Digital communication

Volunteering Wales Network (VWN)
This network of practitioners and managers of volunteer programmes is intended for those who are actively involved in managing volunteer programmes. It aims to be the co-ordinated voice of volunteering in Wales, to influence policy makers at national and local level and to promote good practice within organisations that work with volunteers.

You can download the Terms of Reference and read articles on issues that have been discussed by the Network.

Current priorities of VWN are set out in A manifesto for action on volunteering. These include promoting and implementing the Welsh Government Volunteering Policy (2015) Supporting Communities, Changing Lives clarifying information around volunteering and benefits keeping abreast of relevant research and ensuring that volunteering is included within the planning and evaluation cycles of the Wellbeing of Future Generations (Wales) Act.

If you would like to know more about the VWN, or to join the mailing list, please contact Fiona Liddell on fliddell@wcva.org.uk 02920 431730.

Volunteering Wales Youth Network (VWYN)
Similar to the Volunteering Wales Network, the VWYN brings together those who are particularly interested in the development of youth volunteering in Wales. You can download the terms of reference.

To find out more contact Felicitie Walls fwalls@wcva.org.uk 029 2043 1743.

Join your local Volunteer Managers' Forum
There may be a local forum for volunteer managers and co-ordinators. Contact your local volunteer centre to find out more. 

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