Anne-Marie Zaritsky, Head of Volunteering, Royal Mencap Society

Anne-Marie has worked in volunteer management for over 20 years, and has been Head of Volunteering at Mencap for 7 years. Previous roles have been at Alzheimer’s Society where she led on the pilot delivery of Dementia Friends, at Trinity Hospice and managing a volunteer centre. Since joining Mencap volunteering has become a key strategic enabler, and volunteer numbers have increased from under 200 to over 2,000. A champion of accessible volunteering opportunities, over 12% of volunteers have a learning disability. Anne-Marie is also a Lead Assessor in England for Investing in Volunteers. A lot of her spare time is spent either travelling, planning traveling or just talking about travelling.

What are they talking about:

13:00 Managing volunteers online: how to retain engagement and inclusion
  • Inexpensive online solutions to maximise productivity and engagement
  • Dynamic and inclusive online training systems to onboard new volunteers
  • Keeping in touch: supporting volunteers to work as a cohesive team in a virtual environment