Forums

Our free forums are open to charities, community organisations and volunteers in Somerset

They're a great opportunity to network, discuss hot topics, catch up on local community news and share ideas and information. Here's what's coming up:

South Somerset VCSE Networking Forum

Free forum for charities, community organisations and volunteers in South Somerset. With local funders, Somerset Community Foundation, Somerset Activity and Sports Partnership on the new Get Outside in Somerset Campaign, and Somerset Cricket Foundation on their community engagement programme. Plus the chance to take part in a Focus Group and contribute to the Reflect, Recover, Renew VCSE research project.

Takes place on Wednesday 13th October, 2pm to 3:15pm via Zoom.

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Grow For Good

For Somerset-based social enterprises, voluntary groups and individuals who use growing and gardening to support positive change in their communities. Whether you’re involved with a community allotment, therapeutic garden, or any other initiative which uses growing and gardening to support positive change, come along to network and share ideas with other people who are involved in similar projects.

Takes place on Wednesday 13th October, 7:30pm to 9pm via Zoom.

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Reflect, Recover, Renew Visioning Sessions

Over the past few months, we have been gathering evidence from many of our VCSE partners about how our sector has responded to Covid-19, and what support is needed to enable us to move forward collaboratively.  As we move into the next phase of the Reflect, Recover Renew project, we are asking for your help to think creatively about a shared vision for the VCSE sector in Somerset. What does future success look like, and how can we work together to achieve it? Join us at an Online Visioning Session to get involved!

Taking place on Thursday 14th and Wednesday 20th October via Zoom.

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Bridgwater Connect

Bridgwater Connect is a group of charities, voluntary organisations and volunteers who are working together to support positive change in the local area. Would you like to get involved? Then come along to our next event to meet like-minded organisations and explore opprtunitys  to collaborate. This meeting is also an opportunity for local groups to be part of ongoing conversations about the £23m Bridgwater Town Investment Plan.

Takes place on Wednesday 20th October, 10:30am to 12:30pm via Zoom.

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Chard Connect

This meeting is for Chard-based charities, voluntary organisations and volunteers who would like to create positive change in their local community. Would you like to get involved? Then come along for the chance network with other organisations, meet potential volunteers and explore opportunities to work together. We meet on monthly on a  Monday at 5:30pm.

The next meeting takes on 25th October, with further meetings on 22nd November and 20th December

Booking details coming soon

Volunteer Coordinator Forums

Free forums for anybody who manages or coordinates volunteers in Somerset, offering a chance to network, share ideas, discuss best practice in volunteer management and more!

Taking place on Thursday 9th December

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More forums coming soon, check back regularly for the details!