Section 5c – Events

We hold a number of events throughout the year which provide an opportunity for volunteers to increase their knowledge, develop new skills, and network with other volunteers.

‘Get Connected’ (Induction) Days
Each year we invite volunteers, particularly our new ones, to attend the induction day at David Niven House in Northampton.

We do this to offer you the opportunity to meet the key members of staff who will be in contact with you during your volunteer role and to give our centrally based staff an opportunity to meet some of our newer volunteers.

The day includes a full tour of the building and a chance to learn more about each team’s area of work within the Association and how we all work together, staff and volunteers, to achieve our aims.

It is also a chance to meet other volunteers from around the country to share ideas and information.

“Enjoyable day, going away inspired to start to put into practice some of the ideas and information shared”.

“Impressed on my first ever visit here, I feel I can genuinely feedback to my branch about what happens here and spread the messages of working together”.

To express an interest in attending a future induction day, or to find out more, contact the Volunteering Team on 0345 6044 150 or email

Regional Induction Days
We recognise that not all volunteers are able to attend an Induction Day held at David Niven House, and each year our Volunteering Development Co-ordinators arrange regional induction days for new volunteers in their region.

These days provide the opportunity to meet other volunteers from within the region and hear an overview of the Association and how we all work together to achieve our aims.

Regional Workshops
Throughout the year, our Volunteering Development Co-ordinators hold regional workshops. The topics for the workshops are identified by volunteers and vary across the regions.

As well as providing the opportunity to learn and develop new skills, these workshops provide an excellent opportunity to network with other volunteers and share ideas and information.

Regional Discussion Forums
An on-going rolling programme of forums take place providing an opportunity for key volunteers representing your branch or group to meet with the chair of the trustees and our chief executive face to face.

It is an opportunity to hear about developments and priorities within the Association, for volunteers to feed in local issues for people with MND and their carers and also for the chair and chief exec to hear more about the important work volunteers are carrying out locally and any concerns or issues volunteers have.

Now you have completed Section 5c, please move on to Section 6 – Next Steps, or return to the induction homepage.

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