Free drop-in online conversations with third sector continue with volunteering

Third Sector Dumfries and Galloway are continuing to run themed online conversations until April.

All the sessions are designed to help the third sector in Dumfries and Galloway become stronger, more resilient, and more sustainable. You can stay for the whole day or dip in and out; any way you choose you will be most welcome.

The next session is on the theme of volunteering. Book here: Thursday February 23 – Volunteering

Agenda and times for Volunteering session.


10.00am – Welcome to TSDG online Conversations with the third sector introducing the programme of the day and Introductions to Guest Speakers

Gail McPhillips Community Engagement Manager East

10.10am – Presenting the volunteer landscape across Dumfries and Galloway

10.20am – Debbie Maltman Volunteer Scotland – Presenting how the cost of living has impacted upon volunteers

10.40am – Audience Q&A for the speakers

10.55am – Break 5 mins

11.00am Pauline Foley – Volunteer Scotland – Presenting the PVG process; what your organisation needs to know  

11.20am Alistair Forbes CEO Tech Army – The Scottish Tech Army volunteer community works with organisations all across Scotland to provide much needed digital help to improve their confidence and understanding of how technology can be used to deliver their services.

11.40am – Audience Q&A for the speakers

11.50am – Summarising and Closing Statements of Event One

12pm – Close of Event


2.00pm – 3.00pm – 25 minute individual booked appointments with: TSDG Volunteer and Engagement Officers

Fact sheets on our earlier Online Conversations can be viewed and downloaded at the links below:

Cost-of-Living Crisis


Future sessions in 2023:

Wednesday March 29 – Employability

Wednesday April 26 – Health and Social Care