BVSC has recently welcomed Becky Isaac, our Vision for Volunteering Implementation Manager. Becky has joined BVSC having previously worked in Volunteer Manager roles with several charities. She understands first hand the challenges and opportunities currently presented to the VCFSE sector in recruiting, onboarding, recognising and retaining volunteers.

Becky says, “I’m delighted to have joined BVSC and can’t wait to get stuck into implementing Birmingham’s Vision for Volunteering. Birmingham has an amazing community of volunteers who give up their time to support a wide range of people, activities and causes. I believe in the power of volunteering to bring about change in communities and am looking forward to partnering with organisations across the city to encourage more great volunteering.”

Away from work you'll find Becky running (slowly!), trying to keep her houseplants alive, bouldering, exploring a new place, or listening to live music - all powered by a good cup of coffee!

What is Birmingham’s Vision for Volunteering?

At the end of 2022, BVSC Research were asked to look at creating a Vision for Volunteering for Birmingham. Birmingham’s Vision for Volunteering draws on the recently developed national Vision for Volunteering developed by the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) and their partners. The Birmingham Vision for Volunteering has been co-produced with citizens, voluntary, community, faith and social enterprise (VCFSE) organisations, and public sector and academic partners in Birmingham through a series of events held in Birmingham in late 2022. 

There are three principles that underpin the vision, beneath which vision statements are set out. The vision statements articulate what we would like to see in Birmingham by 2027. The principles are:

  • Celebrating Difference
  • Collaboration
  • Awareness and Appreciation

Click to see the completed vision and the statements behind it.

Get in touch

If you would like to find out more about the Vision for Volunteering or chat about how you can get involved, Becky would love to hear from you. You can contact her by email [email protected]  or phone 0121 6788891 - Ext 174.