Adur and Worthing Learning Opportunities

2020 – Upcoming events

Unfortunately, given the current Government advice, we will be cancelling or postponing all our events.

We will keep our website updated with new information. We will also be exploring ways in which we can use digital systems to support some of the events.

If you have any questions please email:

Our main office:

Volunteer Centre:

Develop your volunteering strategy, 31 March 2020

This one-day workshop is primarily for volunteer coordinators or those who have responsibility for the management and development of a volunteer programme.  It is also open to anyone who wants to understand more about the importance of strategic planning around volunteering and how this adds to your organisation’s activities.

The training is not about day-to-day management isssues with volunteers, but is about making sure the way you involve volunteers best fits your organisation’s aims.

Tuesday 31 March 2020
Venue: Gordon Room, Worthing Town Hall
Trainer: Hazel Roper and Sue Shaw
Book via Eventbrite


Organisations Annual Income Members Non-members *
Under £250,000 £80 £90
Over £250,000 £120 £130

* Organisations who are not a member of ours, but are a charity or community group operating in Brighton, Hove, Adur or Worthing

Some bursary places are available to groups operating in the local areas we work in with an income of less than £35,000 per annum.



Volunteer coordinators’ forum (A&W) 19 May 2020

Our volunteer coordinators’ forum brings together people who manage volunteers.  It’s a great way to stay up to date with and learn about best practice around volunteer management, to benefit from peer support, and to network with other volunteer coordinators.

Date: Tuesday 19 May 2020

Time: 10:00 – 13:00

Venue: Worthing Town Hall, Gordon Room

Our forum is open to anyone who has direct responsibility for managing or coordinating volunteers, regardless of the size of your organisation and whether your role is paid or unpaid.

Each forum meeting provides an opportunity to develop skills and share experiences in the management of volunteers.  The structure, format and themes are chosen in consultation our funders and with you.

Session lead: Hazel Roper


We are just shaping up or 2020/21 Programme of events, please check back here or sign up to our newsletter to be kept up to date.

Funding Advice

These sessions are a chance to have 1:1 time with our most popular funders, to have a chance to talk through potential projects, talk through longer term funding options and find funds that might complement each other. These private sessions are direct with the funder at our offices at Worthing Town Hall.



External Events 


Zero 2030 – Adur and Worthing Climate Change Conference

4 March 2020

Assembly Hall, Worthing

Book your place

An event to raise awareness of the threat of catastrophic climate change and to build public pressure on our political leaders to take more decisive action towards its mitigation.

Crowdfunding Campaign to support the event


Putting Young People First – Developing a Prevention Approach

12 March 2020

Assembly Halls, Worthing

Book your place

Adur & Worthing Safer Communities Partnership is hosting an event to bring together partners across the system.

During the day, we will hear inspiring examples from around the country including the DIVERT project, employing youth coaches in custody suites and also Ask-Me in Waltham Forest – employing community based youth ambassadors to sign post young people to local opportunities.

In the afternoon, we will be working together to translate inspiration, ideas and expertise into the first steps of a multi agency, systems wide approach to improving outcomes for our local children and young people.


Other Opportunities for advice and guidance:

Monday afternoon appointments

Please email to book an appointment with one of the team.

  • Learn more about our services
  • Talk through an issue you’re facing
  • Get support or signposting

Community Works Lunch-Stop – Just turn up

Catch up, tell other organisations about your events and projects, share knowledge, ideas and reflect whilst offering support and building relationships over lunch in this informal forum

Next one: Monday 30 March 2020 – Gordon Room 12 – 2pm


Volunteer Centre Worthing Booking required (Wednesdays)

Our Volunteer Centre helps with your volunteer recruitment and advertising positions online – don’t know where to start – book a slot and we’ll help!

Please email to book an appointment with one of the team.





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