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We advertise events and training of interest to clients, staff and volunteers of voluntary organisations in Middlesbrough.  We can advertise your event or training on our website for free.

Volunteering- Policies and Procedures

2 December 2021 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

We are excited to offer a series of training to cover the essentials of volunteer management. Please find below information about second training session of the series.

Volunteering - Policies and Procedures

This session is to gain an understanding of the relevant policies and procedures that are needed before recruiting volunteers. This will be an interactive session with opportunities to have discussions and ask questions.

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Volunteer Co-ordinators Forum

8 December 2021 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

It’s been a while since we’ve held our popular forum meet-up for volunteer co-ordinators, so please put the following date in your diary – 8th December 10am, held on Zoom.

We’ll be looking at plans for the New Year, reflecting back at what we’ve achieved through these difficult times and catching up with each other informally. If you have any particular topics for discussion please let Suganya know – suganya@mvdauk.org.uk


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Age Friendly Training (face to face)

13 December 2021 - 10:00am to 1:00pm

10.00am – 10.10am  Welcomes & Introduction

10.10am – 10.30am

Section 1  

Understand what is meant by ‘Age Friendly’

10.30am – 11.05am

Section 2

Recognise the ageing process and its impact on the quality and challenges of daily life – sight loss and hearing loss

11.05 – 11.25am

Section 3

Recognise the ageing process and its impact on the quality and challenges of daily life – Dementia

15 Minute Break

11.40am – 12.10pm


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Funding workshop

13 December 2021 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Find a Funder workshop 10am Monday 13 December
Organistions supporting people with disabilities or sensory loss particularly welcome



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Hidden Sentence training - online

8 March 2022 - 9:30am to 15 March 2022 - 12:30pm

Are you interested in reducing reoffending?

Are you working with children and families in the community?

Does your work include improving outcomes for children or families?

Hidden Sentence training is for any employees or volunteers whose work brings them into contact with families of prisoners, including health professionals, probation/CRC staff, school staff, child care providers, social workers, youth workers, play workers, local authority staff or community/voluntary workers.


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