2019 Newcastle Volunteering Conference We are excited to announce we will be holding our first volunteering conference on Saturday 11th May in Newcastle city centre. The conference is a fantastic opportunity for Tall Ships volunteers to: Learn about Tall Ships’ direction for the future Increase knowledge of tools and resources available to you in your role Meet Tall Ships staff and volunteers and have all your questions answered Understand how vital your role is in providing young people with genuinely life changing experiences We will be running workshops throughout the day and there will be inspiring keynote sessions from TSYT CEO, Richard Leaman-Grey, as well as recent voyage-goers from a local school. You will have time to catch up with fellow volunteers and build relationships with staff over lunch. You will no doubt leave feeling inspired and ready to continue making a real difference to young lives. Sessions will include: Volunteering at sea Publicity and events Approaching youth groups and working with young people Volunteering on shore and being part of your local volunteer group Fundraising, donations and membership Applying for fundraising, e.g. Grant Making Trusts (GMTs), supermarket token schemes, Freemasons/Rotary/Lions clubs etc. Partnership opportunities and talking to adult groups We will be running an identical event in the south, so don’t worry if you can’t make it to Newcastle. Please book your FREE ticket below to secure your space by Tuesday 30 April. It is really important you let us know if you will be coming along so we can prepare the catering for lunch. If you have any questions or would like more information, please email our Volunteer Coordinator, Julia, at [email protected]. Booking for this event has now closed.