Volunteer Coordinators’ Forum

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.

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 with you and our funders. Our volunteer coordinators’ forum framework sets out in more detail the purpose of the forum.

Our volunteer coordinators’ forum meets regularly in Adur and Worthing, and in Brighton and Hove.


Our forum groups

We have two forum groups running. One in Brighton and Hove and one in Adur and Worthing. The forums are a network of volunteer coordinators and offers a space to discuss, learn and share information about volunteering issues. The forum groups would usually meet 3-4 times a year and focus on a particular area of volunteering good practice. We are currently meeting jointly as we move online for the duration of Covid-19

Both groups also have an e-list which we use to send out any information that we think may interest you about developments in volunteering, opportunities for training for volunteers etc.

For more information on our forum groups contact

Adur and Worthing
Hazel Roper – hazel@bhcommunityworks.org.uk

Brighton and Hove
Sue Shaw – sue@bhcommunityworks.org.uk

Up coming events

Wellness and wellbeing course for volunteer coordinators

Covid-19 pandemic has had a major impact on volunteering. Volunteering has come to the fore as we have taken on the challenges that covid has given us; new roles, changes in service delivery, volunteer’s ability to offer their time, and impact on health and wellbeing, including the additional stress and burnout on volunteers and volunteer coordinators.

This course has been designed specifically for volunteer coordinators to focus on wellness and wellbeing and to act as a guide to improve their wellbeing and that of the volunteers they support as we move through the pandemic and in anticipation of a second covid spike.

We will be running an introduciton session on the 21 July.

For more information on the course and to book your place on the introduction session click here