VAST Volunteer Forum

VAST are launching a Volunteer Forum to offer a peer support space to give volunteers in and around Stoke-on-Trent an opportunity to provide valuable insight, share ideas and improve volunteering in the local area. VAST is dedicated to supporting volunteering in our city and facilitates this forum to ensure that volunteering is safe and inclusive for all.

Who can join:

Everyone is welcome – the forum is open to all volunteers. If we receive a lot of interest, we will review how the forum moves forward. We aim to have diverse representation within the forum, including from different volunteer roles and organisations in and around Stoke-on-Trent.

What’s involved:

  • Sharing feedback and perspectives on a range of volunteering topics, including recruitment, training, recognition, support and resources.
  • To raise awareness and understanding of volunteering related issues
  • To improve networking and co-operation between organisations and across voluntary and statutory sectors
  • Discussing upcoming or developing volunteer projects.
  • Offering views and ideas for improving the volunteer experience and growing our volunteer community across the local area.

How the forum works:

Time is flexible – we’ll get together 3-4 times each year and share occasional opportunities by email as and when they come up. We will host the first meeting on 25th October, 10am – 11:30 to gather ideas on how to structure and move forward with the forum.

You can book your space via Eventbrite:

If you can’t make this first meeting but would like to be involved, please get in touch! If you have any questions about the VAST Volunteer Forum, please email [email protected]