Volunteer Managers Network @ Community Hub, Freshney Place, Grimsby
May 22 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm


Wednesday 22nd May 2019 – 9.30am – 12noon

The Community Hub, Freshney Place Shopping Centre, Grimsby DN31 1ED


  1. Welcome and Introductions

2.    Time Well Spent Report– “Ensuring that your volunteer experiences are time well spent based on latest research”

3.   To Pay or not to pay? – When should volunteers pay for any part of their experience?

4.    Volunteer Expenses & HMRC Advice

5.    How aware are you volunteers about Cyber Security?

            Networking break

6. Volunteer Week  – Standing Item-Update

Event Thursday 6th June

What are you doing throughout the week?

  1. Open Forum
  1. Can everyone come prepared with a problem/issue/bugbear/worry related to Volunteering
  2. & a positive volunteering experience to share
  1. Future meeting dates (All meetings 9.30am to 12noon)

31st July – Green Future

We are looking for organisations to host these meetings, can you help?

25th September

27th November


PLEASE NOTE:  Booking essential – please reply to

 by telephone or email by Monday 20th  May 2019 to confirm attendance (for refreshment purposes).



  • Organisations that annually subscribe to the Volunteer Development Service: this meeting is part of your subscription fee.
  • Organisations that do not subscribe to the  Volunteer Development Service: £10 per organization  (up to 2 places per organisation)
  • On receipt of confirmation of attendance your organisation will be invoiced for this meeting.
Volunteers Week event from VMN and VANEL @ The Barge, Grimsby
Jun 6 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

On Thursday 6th June, members of the Volunteer Managers Network and our Volunteer Centre will be outside The Barge in Grimsby, along with Hattie the Community Bus, to hold a Volunteer Celebration Event. We’re there from 10am-3pm. If you’re a volunteer, thinking of volunteering, need volunteers or already host them, we’d love to see you during the day. For more information contact Liz at VANEL (, 01472 231123).

You can read the story about this event on our blog here.

Download this poster (as .pdf) here.

Members of the Volunteer Development Service (VDS) along with VANEL staff getting ready for Volunteers Week 2019.

The Volunteer Managers Network has been getting ready for Volunteers Week too.  Look forward to seeing you in Grimsby on the 6th June.

Make Music Event at Grimsby Minster for Make Music Day @ Grimsby Minster, Grimsby
Jun 21 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Come and celebrate the longest day of the year and be part of a global festival of music!

This year, as part of the revived St. James’ Festival at Grimsby Minster, the IGNITE team at VANEL are organising an event in Grimsby to celebrate Make Music Day.

Make Music Day is a global festival of music that takes place on the 21st June every year and IGNITE are looking for singers and musicians who are interested in taking part.

We are looking for music makers of any age, skill level and musical style. If you are interested in playing at this event please contact or call 01472 315437 for more information.

The event will take place from 10am3pm on Friday 21st June.

Download the poster below and help us to promote the event or scroll down for the call for musicians poster. See you all there!

Or download the poster below for more information about taking part in the event

North East Lincolnshire Armed Forces Weekend in Cleethorpes @ Cleethorpes
Jun 28 @ 12:00 pm – Jun 30 @ 6:00 pm

Armed Forces Day in Cleethorpes.

Facebook page is here

This is now the largest event on the East coast of England thanks to the support of our visitors, sponsors and local businesses. With a host of displays, parades, entertainment and trade stands we have something for everyone.

Up to date information about exhibitors and what’s happening here

VANEL staff and the IGNITE team will be at the event. And the Blue Lights Brigade team and plenty of volunteers will both have a stand and will be out and about throughout the weekend of the event. Come and say hello.