#TeamHerts Annual Conference

In these tough times, the voluntary sector needs to unite in order to respond to the challenges in the ever-changing landscape of volunteering. What can organisations do to keep up with GDPR and the role social media is now playing in volunteering recruitment? #TeamHerts Volunteering aims to provide answers in this one-day event, where these challenges will be explored.

Topics will include: the landscape of volunteering, how organisations use volunteers, working with businesses, and much more.

The first half of the day will consist of keynote speakers, such as:

Lunch will be served, and then there will be workshops, focusing on:


  • Maximising Your Story with Facebook

Are you ready to get started? Attend this 45-minute workshop to:

  • Learn about the main social networks and who uses them.
  • Spend time on perfecting your Facebook Page’s About section to effectively promote your not-for-profit.
  • Ask the burning questions you have about how to use Facebook effectively.

This is a hands-on workshop, where you will learn how to best use the About section on your Facebook Page.


  • GDPR – what next with volunteer information?
The first half of the workshop will look at what GDPR is, and set the scene to make sure that there is a general understanding of its importance when working with volunteers and personal data.
Tom will cover such topics as;
The second half of the workshop will look at how we move forward and change the way we work to fit into this new way of dealing with data. In this half, Tom will talk about Communicating Privacy Information, making sure the data collected is secure and how to handle volunteer information.
  • Equality and Diversity - making sure you are recruiting volunteers from all parts of society
It is vital that when dealing with and recruiting volunteers, that you keep equality and diversity at the forefront of the organisation's mind. Not only does having volunteers from different backgrounds, ages, abilities, ethnicities allow your organisation to be truly inclusive it also allows the organisation to reflect the society that we live in and be able to respond to the needs within it.
This 45-minute workshop will briefly look at;
  • Equal Opportunities legislation
  • Consider what groups may generally be excluded
  • Explore how organisations exclude
  • Identify how an organisation could change to be more open
The conference is intended for professionals from charitable organisations, and anyone else who is interested in the conference theme.


Registration will begin at 10:00, with tea and coffee on arrival. Lunch will be served around 12:30, and the first workshops will begin at 13:30. The event will close at 15:30.


There is a £12 charge per delegate for the conference, and payment must be made at the time of booking. Please register for the conference using the 'tickets' link above. When you register, you will be given the option of booking on to two workshops out of the three.

 Tuesday May 22nd, 2018 
 10:00AM - 3:30PM 
 Focolare Centre for Unity, 69 Parkway, Welwyn Garden City AL8 6JG

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