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The power of volunteering

A volunteer is someone who - of their own free will, consciously, and without any remuneration, acts on behalf of other people, institutions or NGOs.

Thanks to the work of volunteers, cultural, sporting or religious activities can succeed from the organisational and logistic point of view. Volunteers - and organisers - benefit from these experiences. But how can volunteering be put to even better use? How can institutions organising major events make the most of volunteers' good will?



This will be the main theme of the next meeting of the BPCC's CSR policy group, which takes place on Wednesday 21 September (14:00 at the BPCC's offices, ul. Zielna 37, 9th floor). It will be led by David Huse.

Mr Huse has worked in the Private, Public and Not For Profit sectors. He was a Director for Procter and Gamble (UK and Poland) before designing and running the 2012 London Olympics volunteer programme for the Mayor and last year lead the activities that commemorated the 200th Anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo.

He is going to give a short presentation on the design of the volunteer programme that supported the London Games, where business was involved and share examples of where and how that programme has transferred to other sectors in the UK. This includes the UK Police Force. He will talk for 20 minutes and then there will be 40 minutes of questions and discussion to understand what elements may be valuable and transferable to practices in Poland right now and going forward.

Policy Groups
2016-09-21, 02:00 pm (this event is in the past)

Venue BPCC's offices, ul. Zielna 37 (entrance C, 9th floor), 00-108 Warszawa
Organiser British Polish Chamber of Commerce

Keywords: meeting of the BPCC's CSR policy group, David Huse

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