Community Training Events

Workshop to ‘Turn Your Organisation Into A Volunteer Magnet’ with Andy Fryar on Friday, May 6 at 1pm-5pm. Click here to view more information on this workshop or read on below.

A number of years ago, Andy and two English colleagues (including Rob Jackson) created an e-book entitled “Turn your organisation into a volunteer magnet”. In this workshop Andy will share the lessons learnt from this tri-continental project and discuss some challenging truths about the willingness of volunteer managers to give back to their profession. Topics covered include recruitment, administration, strategic thinking, networking, orientation and training, volunteer recognition and retention.

Cost: Friends of Volunteering Otago $40 + GST. All others $100+ GST.



Andy Fryar is the National Operations Manager for Better Impact in Australia and New Zealand and is the founder of OzVPM (Australian Volunteer Programme Management). For more than 30 years Andy has contributed significantly to the Australian volunteerism community. His achievements include serving as President of Volunteering Australia and convening the working party that later evolved into AAMoV – The Australian Association for Managers of Volunteers.

Andy has helped produce three books on volunteer management and is a co-author of Volunteer Programme Management: an essential guide (3rd edition) – Australia’s premier guidebook to volunteering. Since 2000 Andy has been a founding member of the editorial team for e-volunteerism, an international electronic journal of volunteerism based in Philadelphia. 

Andy travels extensively and has conducted volunteer management training and worked with volunteer involving agencies in many countries. He is a highly skilled trainer and story teller, dedicated to the promotion of volunteer management and effective volunteer engagement.



Friday, 6 May 2016 from 1:00pm – 5:00pm (NZST)



Dunedin Community House, 301 Moray Place, Level 1, Alexandra McMillan Room, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand.