Our next industry seminar will be held at Hampden Park, Glasgow on 8 October, the confirmed host venue for Euro 2020 and scene of the Glasgow 2012 Athletics competition.
In association with Volunteer Scotland, the seminar will focus on the implications of the Data Transfer Initiative, and how the events industry can better engage with the skilled volunteer workforce from Glasgow 2012 who have opted to become part of this database.
During the Commonwealth Games, Glasgow 2014 was responsible for recruiting and training Games volutneers including the Games-time volunteers known as Clyde-siders.
Over 90% of volunteers, around 43,000 people, opted-in to have their data transferred to Volunteer Scotland as part of the Volunteer Data Transfer initiative. Volunteer Scotland is now the holder of this invaluable database of volunteers skilled in major events and contactable for future event volunteering opportunities.
Speakers include Neil Campion, General Manager of Volunteer Recruitment at Glasgow 2014, George Thomson, Chief Executive of Volunteer Scotland and Mark Stewart, Senior Events Manager at EventScotland, manager of the Euro 2020 bid who has worked closely with Volunteer Scotland over a number of years.
There will be the opportunity for questions and discussion through a group session. To encourage joint working between Volunteer Scotland and event organisers delegates are being encouraged to bring their ideas to the table and discuss their experiences of working with volunteers.