Voluntary Voice to Move to AVM
Updated: Oct 14, 2020
The network was funded by Do IT Foundation to provide peer support to home based and furloughed voluntary sector workers. Since it launched it has evolved into a thriving platform that consists primarily of people that engage volunteers. The Membership of 600 plus have benefited from a wide variety of content and events, including the hugely popular live text chats hosted by volunteering expert Rob Jackson FRSA.
Commenting on the move, AVM's Jo Gibney said,
"AVM is pleased to take on Voluntary Voice. Thanks to Do IT Foundation for funding the set up as a space for voluntary sector people to support each other. AVM is pleased to have been offered this opportunity and is keen to keep Voluntary Voice running for the time being, as it a great platform for providing support and networking across the voluntary sector.
AVM intends to keep Voluntary Voice open to all existing members; we will set up a private group for AVM members, but don't intend to change anything else in the interim. We would love to hear feedback from users of the platform, so please do get in touch."
CEO of Do IT Foundation and Voluntary Voice co-founder Jamie Ward-Smith said,
"When Mandy Johnson and I launched Voluntary Voice back in April we wanted to provide a safe and supportive space for voluntary sector people who might be feeling isolated due to being furloughed or home working because of Covid-19. We had no idea back then that it would quickly evolve into a buzzing network of volunteer leaders and engagers and so it's great to be able to pass it on to AVM who are the country's number one membership body for volunteer managers."
Do IT Foundation will fund the platform's license costs until May 2021. The platform intends to transfer to AVM by the 30th November 2020.