The volunteering journey and social prescribing webinar, 7th June

Watch the launch of our guide to ‘Volunteering for wellbeing, connecting to social prescribing’.  In this webinar we talk about the wellbeing benefits associated with positive, well-managed volunteering through social prescribing, including:   

  • Improved life satisfaction
  • Increased happiness and   
  • Decreases in symptoms of depression.   

This webinar brings together expertise and experience from those who support volunteering that works for the individuals to maximise wellbeing benefits.   

You will learn/hear? 

The evidence on volunteering for health and wellbeing, and how it fits with social prescribing.

Our new Volunteering and Wellbeing guidance based on 7 good practice principles to inform volunteering design. 

How community groups and charities are supporting wellbeing through volunteering. 

Who is it for? 

This webinar is aimed at organisations offering volunteering to support health and wellbeing, link workers who want to refer people to volunteering with confidence, and others who can support good volunteering in communities.   

Speakers

Chair: Dr Allison Smith, Head of Research and Insight, Royal Voluntary Service 

Ingrid Abreu Scherer, Head of Accelerating Innovation at the National Academy for Social Prescribing 

Gethyn Williams, Volunteering Strategist, non profit specialist 

Amanda Chambers, CVS, Nottingham, Green Social Prescribing Programme Manager 

Megan Pettit, Volunteer Co-ordinator, Barnardos Cumbria

Ingrid Abreu Scherer, Head of Accelerating Innovation at the National Academy for Social Prescribing 

Gethyn Williams, Volunteering Strategist, non profit specialist 

Amanda Chambers, CVS, Nottingham, Green Social Prescribing Programme Manager 

Megan Pettit, Volunteer Co-ordinator, Barnardos Cumbria