Connect and collaborate with us by attending one of our events

Our regular programme of HVG Events, sponsored by Team Kinetic, aims to provide opportunities for our members to connect with sector professionals and explore together what best practice in volunteering and volunteer management looks like. This page is regularly updated with our latest events, so do check back if you don’t see what you’re looking for. Click the link to find out more about each event and sign up.

May 2024

Tuesday 7 May 2024, 4.15-4.45pm

HVG Event: Inclusion Forum

Each month, a different member of the HVG Equality Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Working Group hosts our informal forum for members to explore volunteering through the lens of equality, diversity and inclusion. Come along with anything you want to discuss with colleagues in this safe space.

Free online event

 

Tuesday 14 May 2024, 10.30am – 1pm

HVG North East – May 2024 Meeting

Join HVG North East for an in-person get-together regional network meeting,  This event will be held at Old Low Light, North Shields.  

 

Tuesday 28 May 2024, 3-4pm

HVG Event: Inclusive Recruitment

This session looks at inclusive recruitment with practical examples and exchanges around how you ensure that you are appointing diversely by adopting the most inclusive practice.

This session is led by Tamsin Russell, HVG Board Member and EDI Working Group Co-Chair.

Free online event

 

June 2024

Friday 7 June 2024, 2-3 pm

HVG Annual General Meeting June 2024

Join us for this year’s HVG’s Annual General Meeting hearing about achievements from the previous year along with an overview of HVG’s new strategy.  Joining us as our guest speaker will be Sam Clift, Volunteer Resource Manager, London Transport Museum, Winner of Volunteer Leader of the Year 2023.

Free online event

 

Tuesday 25 June, 11am-12pm

HVG North East – June 2024 Meeting

Join HVG North East for this online regional meeting.

Free online event

 

Tuesday 25 June 2024, 3-4pm

HVG Event: The role of vetting in volunteer recruitment

Following on from our session in May looking at recruitment through an EDI lens, this session will focus on some recent research into volunteer recruitment in the UK and the role of vetting. We will explore how we create balanced, volunteer appropriate recruitment systems that are both safe and offer accessible and welcoming joining processes to attract and support volunteers from diverse backgrounds.

Speakers include Helen Harris, Head of Volunteering at York Archaeology.

Free online event

Tuesday 25 June 2024, 4.15-4.45pm

HVG Event: Inclusion Forum

Each month, a different member of the HVG Equality Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Working Group hosts our informal forum for members to explore volunteering through the lens of equality, diversity and inclusion. Come along with anything you want to discuss with colleagues in this safe space.

Free online event

 

July 2024

Wednesday 11 July 2024, 11am-12pm

HVG Event: Digital Volunteering

Using case studies of good practice, we will explore the benefits and challenges of engaging volunteers in remote, digital volunteering opportunities.

Speakers include Ben Marsh, Programme Development Manager at Barnsley Council, and TeamKinetic.

Free online event

 

Wednesday 11 July 2024, 12.15-12.45pm

HVG Event: Inclusion Forum

Each month, a different member of the HVG Equality Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Working Group hosts our informal forum for members to explore volunteering through the lens of equality, diversity and inclusion. Come along with anything you want to discuss with colleagues in this safe space.

Free online event

 

Wednesday 24 July, 3-4pm

HVG North East – July Meeting

Join HVG North East for this online regional meeting.

Free online event

 

August  2024

Monday 19 August 2024, 2-3pm

HVG Event: Volunteers and Live Interpretation

Using case studies of good practice, we will explore the role of volunteers to deliver live interpretation for visitors.

Speakers include Michelle Cook, Volunteer Manager at Kenwood House, English Heritage

Free online event

 

Monday 19 August 2024, 3.15-3.45pm

HVG Event: Inclusion Forum

Each month, a different member of the HVG Equality Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Working Group hosts our informal forum for members to explore volunteering through the lens of equality, diversity and inclusion. Come along with anything you want to discuss with colleagues in this safe space.

Free online event

 

September  2024

Wednesday 4 September, 10.30am-1.00pm

HVG North East – September Meeting

Join HVG North East for an in-person get-together regional network meeting,  This event will be held at 11 Arches.  (Home of Kynren night show)  

 

Tuesday 10 September 2024, 1-2pm

HVG Event: Vision for Volunteering – a guide how to use it

The Vision for Volunteering is a ten-year collaborative project designed to create a better future for volunteering. In this session, Laura Lowther, Vision for Volunteering Lead, will take us through a few of the themes and how we, as volunteer management professionals, can apply this within our work. You can read more on the Vision for Volunteering here.

Free online event

 

Tuesday 17 September 2024, 3-4pm

HVG Event: Measuring Diversity

With increasing emphasis on diversifying our volunteer pool, museums and heritage organisations need a way to identify their current volunteer profile, to inform more targeted action. In this interactive session we explore the ways we can establish and learn from the profile and how to introduce and embed it, so it is accelerating change.

This session is led by Tamsin Russell, HVG Board Member and EDI Working Group Co-Chair.

Free online event

 

Tuesday 17 September 2024, 4.15-4.45pm

HVG Event: Inclusion Forum

Each month, a different member of the HVG Equality Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Working Group hosts our informal forum for members to explore volunteering through the lens of equality, diversity and inclusion. Come along with anything you want to discuss with colleagues in this safe space.

Free online event

 

October 2024

Wednesday 15 October, 10-11am

HVG North East – October Meeting

Join HVG North East for this online regional meeting.

Free online event

 

Tuesday 22 October 2024, 3-4pm

HVG Event: What is the legal status of a volunteer?

We will explore key questions around the legal status of volunteers, and the differences between being a volunteer and an employee.

Speakers include Sara Whybrew, Director of Skills and Workforce Development at the British Film Institute

Free online event

Tuesday 22 October 2024, 4.15-4.45pm

HVG Event: Inclusion Forum

Each month, a different member of the HVG Equality Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Working Group hosts our informal forum for members to explore volunteering through the lens of equality, diversity and inclusion. Come along with anything you want to discuss with colleagues in this safe space.

Free online event

 

November 2024

Tuesday 26 and Wednesday 27 November 2024, 9am-1pm

Heritage Volunteering Group Conference – Diary entry

We are delighted to confirm that this year’s conference will take place online on 26-27 November. Make sure you get the date in the diary by clicking on this link.

Ticketed Event

 

December 2024

Tuesday 10 December 2024, 4-5pm

HVG Event: HVG Annual Christmas Quiz 2024!

This will be a light-hearted networking session with some reflections on 2024 and our annual Christmas Quiz!

Free online event

 

Wednesday 11 December, 10.30am-1.30pm

HVG North East – December Meeting

Join HVG North East for an in-person get-together regional network meeting,  This event will be held at Bishop Auckland.   

 

January 2025

Wednesday 15 January 2025, 2.30-3.30pm

HVG Event: A look ahead at 2025

At our first HVG Event of 2025, we will hear from HVG and colleagues about what is coming up this year. It will be a chance to take stock, reflect on the year ahead and reconnect with colleagues.

Speakers include Matt Hick, HVG Chair and Head of Volunteering at the Science Museum Group, and Rob Jackson, HVG Executive Committee Board member and Director at Rob Jackson Consulting Ltd.

Free online event

 

Wednesday 15 January 2025, 3.45-4.15pm

HVG Event: Inclusion Forum

Each month, a different member of the HVG Equality Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Working Group hosts our informal forum for members to explore volunteering through the lens of equality, diversity and inclusion. Come along with anything you want to discuss with colleagues in this safe space.

Free online event

 

February 2025

Tuesday 4 February 2025, 3-4pm

HVG Event: Creating an Inclusive Culture

In this workshop we explore what we mean by inclusivity in volunteering practice, organisational and team culture and carry out an audit to begin to inform your inclusion journey. At the end of the session you should understand legal, moral and ethical considerations of inclusivity, and have a starting point to take your first step.

This session is led by Tamsin Russell, HVG Board Member and EDI Working Group Co-Chair.

Free online event

 

Tuesday 4 February 2025, 4.15-4.45pm

HVG Event: Inclusion Forum

Each month, a different member of the HVG Equality Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Working Group hosts our informal forum for members to explore volunteering through the lens of equality, diversity and inclusion. Come along with anything you want to discuss with colleagues in this safe space.

Free online event

 

March 2025

Tuesday 25 March 2025, 3-4pm

HVG Event: Spring Social Networking

An informal networking session providing HVG members with a relaxed space to get together and chat informally. The session will be facilitated by HVG exploring the topics of the day brought by participants. Come along with anything you’d like to discuss!

Free online event

 

Tuesday 25 March 2025, 4.15-4.45pm

HVG Event: Inclusion Forum

Each month, a different member of the HVG Equality Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Working Group hosts our informal forum for members to explore volunteering through the lens of equality, diversity and inclusion. Come along with anything you want to discuss with colleagues in this safe space.

Free online event