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Useful links

For everyone

  • Volunteers' Week, the annual celebration of volunteers across England, is held 1-7 June.  For more details visit the Volunteers' Week website.
  • ivo.org is a social network for volunteer managers and volunteers which hosts opportunity advertisements, blogs, and news.
  • Trustees' Weel takes place in November and in 2013 will run from 4-10.  More information here.

For volunteers

For volunteer managers

  • For Twitter uses, volunteer managers might be interested in participating in Thoughtful Thursday.  The weekly discussion takes place on ivo.org with a stimulus blog post, and simultaneously on Twitter using the hashtag #ttvolmgrs
  • VM Movement is a new network/resource for volunteer managers.  You can find out more here or by following @VMmovement on Twitter.