Volunteer events

September: Community kick-offs
At the start of our BCS financial year, which begins in September, we hold a launch event for our volunteers to get started on their events and activities for the year ahead. The event is also a chance to remind ourselves as volunteers of how roles contribute the overall BCS strategy.

January: Winter volunteer convention
Your chance to hear about developments at BCS and how together we can help to achieve the BCS Strategy. Our Volunteer Conventions also include best practice workshops, the development of resources to support committee recruitment and group activities, and tips for managing virtual, hybrid and physical events.

Watch the video - Winter community convention 

February: Finance training workshop
An opportunity for Chairs and Treasurers to get clued up on our finance policies and processes ahead of their March budget proposal submissions to bid for funding. BCS provide full training during virtual sessions and you will have the opportunity to ask everything you ever wanted to know about member group budgeting!

May: Spring volunteer convention
Your chance to hear about developments at BCS and how together we can help to achieve the BCS Strategy. Our Volunteer Conventions also include best practice workshops, the development of resources to support committee recruitment and group activities, and tips for managing virtual, hybrid and physical events.

Next Event: 18 April 2023, Register

June: End of year celebrations
As the BCS year draws to a close at the end of Summer, BCS volunteers have one last hurrah before their summer breaks begin. This is a chance for our volunteering community to come together and celebrate our successes in meeting the BCS Strategy through member group events, activities, and influencing policy.

Bi-monthly: Volunteers huddles
Jon and the team for these bimonthly BCS volunteers get-togethers. Bring a cuppa, anything you want to share on behalf of your group, and join us for a quick brainstorm on improving your volunteer experience.

You can find dates for all upcoming events on our BCS events calendar.


Volunteer newsletters


Meeting dates

Below is a list of meeting dates for the Community Board and its sub-committees; Finance Committee and the Community Support Committee (coming soon).

Community Board
2022 dates Papers due by:
Tuesday 26 July 2022 Thursday 14 July 2022
Tuesday 6 September 2022 Thursday 25 August 2022
Tuesday 18 October 2022 Thursday 6 October 2022
Tuesday 29 November 2022 Thursday 17 November 2022

 

2023 dates Papers due by:
Tuesday 31 January 2023 Thursday 19 January 2023
Tuesday 28 March 2023 Thursday 16 March 2023
Tuesday 9 May 2023 Thursday 27 April 2023
Tuesday 13 June 2023 Thursday 1 June 2023
Tuesday 25 July 2023 Thursday 13 July 2023
Tuesday 12 September 2023 Thursday 31 August 2023
Tuesday 24 October 2023 Thursday 12 October 2023
Tuesday 5 December 2023 Thursday 30 November 2023


If you wish to submit papers for consideration at a Community Board meeting, please ensure you submit these before the deadline given above to the Community Team at groups@bcs.uk.

(Please note that papers submitted to the Board might be reviewed by one of the sub-committees first if deemed more appropriate.)

Please visit the Supplementary funding request page for more information on applying for additional funds and submission deadlines.

Finance Committee

Below is a list of meeting dates for Community Board Finance Committee.

If you wish to submit papers for consideration at a CB Finance meeting, please ensure these are submitted at least two weeks before the meeting date below to Member Groups at groups@bcs.uk

(Please note that papers submitted to the Finance Committee might be reviewed by an alternative sub-committee first, if deemed more appropriate.)

Date Papers due by close of business
 including SFR Requests
Monday 10 October 2022 Friday 30 September 2022
Monday 14 November 2022 Friday 4 November 2022
Monday 12 December 2022 Friday 2 December 2022
Monday 20 February 2023 Friday 10 February 2023
Monday 20 March 2023 Friday 10 March 2023
Monday 17 April 2023 Friday 7 April 2023
Monday 15 May 2023 Friday 5 May 2023
Monday 19 June 2023 Friday 9 June 2023
Monday 17 July 2023 Friday 7 July 2023
Monday 21 August 2023 Friday 11 August 2023
Monday 18 September 2023 Friday 8 September 2023
Monday 16 October 2023 Friday 6 October 2023
Monday 20 November 2023 Friday 10 November 2023
Monday 18 December 2023 Friday 8 December 2023

 

Community Support Committee

To be confirmed following the launch of the new Community Support Committee.

Join a Volunteer Meet and Greet

Various dates available to come along and meet the BCS team and other volunteers.

Coming soon

Our BCS Community blog – stories from our Community Board and our body of BCS volunteers.

Newsletter suggestions

We need your suggestions for our Community Volunteers newsletter. What would you like to see?

Complete the Community Support Committee form now to send in your ideas.