What is Birmingham’s Vision for Volunteering?  

Birmingham’s Vision for Volunteering sets out an aspirational view of what the volunteering landscape in Birmingham could look like by 2027. It draws on the recently developed national Vision for Volunteering, produced by the National Council of Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) and its partners. It was co-produced by citizens, voluntary, community, faith and social enterprise organisations, the public sector, and academic partners in Birmingham, through a series of events held in late 2022. It’s based on three key principles which are: 

  • Celebrating Difference 

  • Collaboration 

  • Awareness and Appreciation 

Through a shared vision for volunteering, we can work together to ensure that Birmingham’s amazing volunteers are supported and recognised. We can harness the power of volunteering to tackle some of the challenges that Birmingham faces, and create spaces to innovate, share tools and good practice to support volunteers and volunteer-involving organisations.    

What are the Vision for Volunteering workshops? 

The Vision for Volunteering virtual workshops are interactive sessions that aim to help you understand more about the vision and what we hope to see in Birmingham by 2027. They are also an opportunity for us to unpack the three key principles together and for you to share the challenges and opportunities that you’re experiencing related to volunteering in these areas. You will have a chance to voice the support and resources that you need to celebrate difference, better collaborate with volunteers and peers in the sector and show appreciation to your volunteers. This insight will shape future vision for volunteering activity in Birmingham.  

We hope that you will come away having built relationships with other volunteer involving organisations in the city and feeling inspired to bring to life the vision for volunteering in your work.  

Please note, we are running three workshops, each focusing on one of the key principles. You’re welcome to attend all three workshops or those you feel are most relevant to your work. The sessions are designed to be collaborative workshops so will be based on discussion, conversation and engaging activities. 

How can I sign up for a workshop? 

The virtual workshops are open to all and free to attend. Sign up online: 

Once you have signed up, you will receive an email containing a Teams link for the workshop. 

Who can I contact with questions? 

If you have any questions, get in touch with Becky – Vision for Volunteering Implementation Manager, at [email protected]