Stockton Volunteering Partnership July 2017

Discussing a Volunteering Kite Mark for the Borough ❖ Recruiting and Retaining Volunteers Speed Dating ❖ Feedback from the Stockton Volunteers Market ❖ Networking and lunch!

Thursday 27th July 2017
10:00 – 13:00

Newtown Community
Resource Centre
123 Durham Road
Stockton-on-Tees
TS19 0DE

During the first Partnership Meeting there was an interest in developing a Stockton Borough bespoke Kite Mark for Volunteering. We are going to explore this idea further at this meeting with a presentation from Abby Thompson – Durham County Community Action, on The Durham County Kite Mark for Volunteering. This will give you an opportunity to ask questions and understand how Kite Mark for Volunteering has benefited organisations in County Durham.

We have had requests for a ‘speed-dating’ exercise! The idea is that each of you get an opportunity to speak to another person for 3 minutes on a specific issue/subject, then move on to the next person and so on. We see this as an effective way of sharing ideas and information about your organisation.


For this meeting the subject will be all things do with, “Recruitment and Retention of Volunteers.” I.e. innovate ideas for encouraging volunteer, policies to protect both the organisation and volunteer in their management, and strategies for retaining and celebrating volunteers.

There will also be an opportunity to discuss the Stockton Volunteering Market, which took place in June, its positives and negatives and how to improve the event for the future. 

There will be a networking opportunity over lunch. 


If you have any questions, or for more information, contact 
anna.jackson@catalyststocton.org, or Lesley.makin@catalyststockton.org