Culture of Care: Wellbeing in the Voluntary Sector

22–24 November 2017

Symposium Content

Hospitalfield are hosting a residential symposium for volunteers and volunteer coordinators on the 22 – 24 November 2017.

Bringing together people from across the arts, culture, heritage, health, care and social work areas, we will facilitate a supportive environment in which to share experiences and expertise. In doing so we will examine how to sustain a culture that prioritises the care and wellbeing of volunteers and those who work with them.

The symposium will provide opportunity for discussion, networking and exchange of ideas. We will foreground both the knowledge and lived experience of volunteers and coordinators. The main focus will be on what a rewarding volunteer experience can look like; mental health and wellbeing in the voluntary sector; and gathering ‘burning questions’ of delegates to examine and discuss.

Hospitalfield’s Volunteer Programme is supported by Paths for All and NHS Tayside.


Hospitalfield is joined by three co-facilitators to collaborate and inform the content of the symposium. The co-facilitators are Curator, Artist and PhD Researcher Nikki KaneGlasgow Women’s Library’s Volunteer Coordinator Gabrielle Macbeth, and Performance Artist and Mental Health practioner Phil Eaglesham (P6)

Open Call

Hospitalfield have invited a range of organisations and volunteers from across the sector to create a diverse cohort of delegates and potential future networks.

As part of this, we are opening two spaces to open call to expand this group even further.

Apply here

Deadline: Monday 30th October, 5:00pm

Confirmation of place: Thursday 2nd November

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