The last AVSM Conference took place at the Jury’s Inn in central Birmingham on the 30th and 31st of October. This unique conference brought together hospice staff from across the country to hear keynote speakers from Marie Curie and author of The Changing Face of Volunteering in Hospice & Palliative Care, Ros Scott. Workshops covered a wide range of topics including Developing a Volunteer Strategy, Mental Health, Volunteers and the Law and Building Resilience from workshop leaders such as Sue Jones, NCVO and hospice volunteer managers with specialist first-hand knowledge of their subject. We also heard from a number of presenters in our popular Short Talks sections too, offering a small insight into projects they’ve worked on and wisdom they are keen to share. Between workshops there was the perfect opportunity to network and get advice and help with the projects you’re working on.

Our next Conference will take place in Autumn 2019, the venue is yet to be confirmed, however please do check back onto our website, join AVSM as a member or register your interest above to receive notifications about the event. 

“I was here for two days and I didn’t yawn once!” Fenella Campa, Rennie Grove Hospice Care

“A very informative and useful 2 days. Met with a warm welcome which followed through for the whole 2 days” Roisin Yin Poole, St Raphael’s Hospice

“It was my first oportunity to attend and I thouraly enjoyed the full two day. the pre communicaton, the venue and the great set up of the days including the topics that had been selected. The friendly informal feel made it very easy to network and to get to know other people.” Maxine Wakelin, Douglas Macmillan Hospice

“I thought overall it was very good value for money and I’ve come away with several new ideas to introduce and some fresh perspectives so a thoroughly successful and enjoyable couple of days. I also met some really helpful people who I know I can get in touch with if I need some advice. Fabulous!” Melanie Hill, Shooting Star Chase

“Fantastic opportunity to share, learn and network – can’t wait for AVSM Conference 2018. All information provided was relevant, informative and at times, thought provoking. I felt energised to go back to consider, plan, propose and implement new ideas and strategies.” Susan Lewis, Rennie Grove Hospice Care