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Volunteer Managers Network

The Volunteer Managers Network runs quarterly and gives individuals managing volunteers within their organisation the opportunity to meet others from across Trafford in similar roles. The network seeks to share best practice and information amongst Volunteer Managers and Coordinators from all sectors across Trafford, and support volunteering in Trafford with aspects such as raising the profile of volunteering, the recruitment of volunteers, help with identifying funding opportunities, encouraging joint working, identifying training needs and providing a point of contact for activity related to volunteering. The Network is open to individuals working with volunteers across Trafford.

If you would like to attend the next meeting and join the network please email Caroline Lewis at

Next Meeting

The Next Volunteer Manager’s Network meeting will be held on: Friday 27th April 2018 at 10:30am to 12:30pm at Gorse Hill Studios, Cavendish Road, Stretford M32 0PS

Future Dates
Thursday 12th July 2018 at 10am to 12noon, venue TBC
Wednesday 17th October 2018 at 10am to 12noon, venue TBC

Previous Meetings

Monday 22nd January 2018, Trafford Town Hall, Stretford
Friday 6th October 2017, Community Space, Tesco, Altrincham
Wednesday 14th June 2017, Sale Waterside, Sale
Tuesday 28th February 2017, Cafe in The Park, The Counselling & Family Centre, Altrincham
Tuesday 29th November 2016, Broomwood Wellbeing Centre, Timperley
Thursday 22nd September 2016, Stretford Fire Station, Stretford
Wednesday 11th May 2016, Urmston Library, Urmston
Thursday 17th December 2015, Broomwood Wellbeing Centre, Timperley
Thursday 17th September 2015, Broomwood Wellbeing Centre, Timperley
Wednesday 13th May 2015, Trafford Town Hall, Stretford
Tuesday 10th February 2015, Urmston Library, Urmston
Wednesday 26th November 2014, Urmston Library, Urmston
Thursday 2nd October 2014, Trafford Housing Trust, Sale Point, Sale
Tuesday 24th June 2014, Trafford Town Hall, Stretford
2nd May 2014, Urmston Library, Urmston
11th December 2013, The Hub, Altrincham
13th September 2013, Sale Point, Sale


Please select from the downloadable PDFs below:
Thrive Trafford-Volunteer-Manager-Network-Meeting-Notes-22-01-18











Thrive Volunteer Managers Network Meeting Notes-26-11-2014

Thrive Volunteer Managers Network Meeting Notes-02-10-14

Stronger Families VMN Presentation-02-10-14

Thrive VMN Peer Volunteering Model-2-10-14

CIPD Learning to work – Research Report September 2014 Volunteering To Learn Employee Development Through Community Action 2014

Thrive Volunteer Managers Network Meeting Notes-24-06-14

Thrive Volunteer Managers Network Meeting Notes-2-5-14

Thrive Presentation (2 May 2014)-Trafford-College

VMN Business Engagement Workshop