Working with Volunteers 2023
This conference is suitable for professionals working in volunteering and supporter engagement programmes of all shapes and sizes - and at all stages of development.
We know that our volunteers are an integral resource for our institutes, enabling us to do so much more for our communities together, than we ever could as individuals. So how can we ensure we're actively engaging these valuable stakeholders, utilising them effectively and providing stewardship that keeps them coming back? Join us in London this June to learn from volunteer management experts across the sector and discover the innovative and diverse ways in which they are working with volunteers. As an attendee we hope you will leave feeling motivated and inspired, with valuable insights and tangible tips to take back to your institutions!
Meet Your Chairs
Stephanie is an experienced volunteer and relationship manager, having worked in Alumni Relations and Volunteering & Advocacy for over 8 years. In her current role, she engages with alumni to promote the Faculty of Engineering's strategic aims, including supporting the faculty's student experience, teaching and learning, as well as research and reputation. Stephanie leads a range of alumni-to-student initiatives, such as organising student lunches with leaders of industry and running the "Inspiring Women in Engineering" outreach programme to increase female participation in the field.
Passionate about equality, diversity, and inclusion, Stephanie has recently launched the Black Industry Connections and Empowerment Programme (BICEP), a university-wide pilot scheme aimed at reducing the black-white awarding gap. With a wealth of experience in supporter engagement, Stephanie is dedicated to developing strong, mutually beneficial relationships with volunteers to contribute to the future success of the University of Nottingham.
Chris is an alumni engagement professional who has worked in alumni volunteering for more than 7 years. He manages the University of Southampton's E-Mentoring platform, and is responsible for the day to day running of a diverse and active alumni volunteering programme. Originally from Canada, he studied Law at the University of Southampton before joining the team in the Office of Development and Alumni Relations.