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Regional conference to promote innovation in volunteering

More than 100 volunteer managers from across greater Lincolnshire have been invited to a special conference to promote innovation.

Delegates will have an opportunity to discuss excellence in volunteering as well as the challenges ahead to share new ideas and opportunities.

Volunteering Lincolnshire, part of Involving Lincs has organised the conference called V:Expo in conjunction with Anglian Water and West Lindsey District Council.

Guest speakers include Kevin Curley CBE. He has a strong background in volunteering and was awarded his CBE for his services to voluntary and community sector. He will be on hand to share his experience with delegates.

Rob Jackson, Director of Rob Jackson Consulting Ltd advise groups on how to plan for successful volunteer engagement and motivation.

Dianne Slapp, Chair of Volunteering Lincolnshire, explained the conference is an ideal opportunity to share new ideas and opportunities of ICT.

She said: “There are challenges ahead, but also great opportunities for volunteer involving organisations and we hope this conference will inspire delegates towards further innovation and creativity.

“We are also extremely grateful to our partners, Anglian Water who have sponsored the event and will be promoting their Keep it clear campaign to delegates and West Lindsey District Council who have hosted the event at The EPIC Centre.

The event will explore the following topics:

  • micro-volunteering
  • social media and volunteering
  • skype mentoring
  • heritage
  • young people
  • sport
  • the Lincolnshire Volunteer Card

The event will take place during national Volunteers’ Week and will be held at the Epic Centre based at the Lincolnshire Showground in West Lindsey, on Thursday, June 4 between 10am and 4pm.

Booking is essential, tickets are £25 and sales end on 22 May 2015. For more details, please contact Dianne Slapp on 01522 551683, or  book online here.

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