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  1. VILLAGE SOSCONFERENCE Volunteer Management Workshop Monday, 27th February 2012

  2. ALICIA GRIESSEL, FECKENHAM VILLAGE SHOP • TESSA WILLOW, VOLUNTEER CENTRE, LIVERPOOL • FRANCES HUGHES, EAST DOWN RURAL COMMUNITY NETWORK

  3. Building Community Assets Frances Hughes Rural Community Development Officer

  4. WHAT IS SOCIAL ENTERPRISE? • Business • Uses skills and principles similar to social entrepreneurs • Is demand led • Identifies new products or services • Set up to: • Address social problems • Meet local community needs • Bring about social change • Create local employment opportunities • Re-vitalise isolated rural communities • Build community infrastructure • Give something back

  5. TYPES OF SOCIAL ENTERPRISE • Environment • Health and Social Care • Enterprise Development • Education • Tourism • Community and Economic Regeneration

  6. BALLYWALTER YOUTH & COMMUNITY CO-OPERATIVE • Population – 1,416 • Established - 1972 • Asset – Village Hall • Large Hall - Playgroup • Meeting Room • 2 Offices • Computer Suite • 2 Business Rental Units • Kitchen/Toilets • 9 Volunteers (Management Cttee) • 10 jobs created

  7. KIRCUBBIN REGENERATION COMMITTEE • Population – 2,000 • Established – 2004 • Asset – Maxwells Courtyard • Annex Area – Sure Start • Meeting Room • 1 Office • 2 Shop Units • Courtyard • Kitchen/Toilets • 1 Paid Staff (Caretaker) • 6 Volunteers (Management Cttee) • 7 Jobs created

  8. PORTAFERRY REGENERATION LTD • Population – 2,467 • Established – 1994 • Assets • Barholm (Self Catering Accom) • The Stables (Tourism Office) • Brewery Yard Business Park (13 units all occupied) • Portaferry Marina • New Projects • Townscape Heritage Initiative • Portaferry Market House • 2 Staff (F/T Project Officer and P/T Education Officer • 15 Volunteers (Management Committee • 25 jobs created

  9. VOLUNTEER LEADERSHIP

  10. KEY LEADERSHIP RESPONSIBILITIES • Creating the vision and setting direction. • Setting up of a partnership group and empowering others. • Ensuring eveyone feels included and contributing to project goal • Contributing to the setting of targets and goals. • Co-ordination of programme timetable. • Overcoming obstacles in partnership with others. • Overseeing finances and getting funding. • Motivating and enthusing team members. • Taking responsibility. • Delivering the goal. • Give recognition and reward volunteers

  11. SUCCESS FACTORS/TIPS FOR OTHER GROUPS • Leadership and active commitment from volunteers • Engagement of local community (gives local ownership and a willingness to “go the extra mile”. • Good governance • Good Financial Management • Getting the right mix of skills and experience • Give consideration to the costs in terms of human and financial (rotation of roles of volunteers) • Train and enhance roles of volunteers • Be prepared for the “long haul” • Maintaining motivation and avoid ‘burnout’ • Identify processes for reviewing volunteer and succession planning

  12. One person can have a profound effect on another and two people ….. well, two people can work miracles. They can change a whole town. They can change the world. Diane Frolou & Andrew Schneider We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give. Winston Churchill I have never met a man so ignorant that I couldn’t learn something from him. Galileo Galilei

  13. Thank you For further information on EDRCN we can be contacted at: Website: www.eastdownrcn.com Email: frances@eastdownrcn.com Ards: 028 9182 8884 Downpatrick: 028 4461 2311