VASWS Conference 2023

Our Voluntary Action South West Surrey 2023 Conference, themed ‘Recovery’ will be a day full of interesting discussion and debate, with a line-up of expert speakers and workshop presenters.

Date: 4th April 2023
Time: 9.30am – 4.30pm
Location: Rik Medlik Building, University of Surrey
Tickets: £25

The event will give everyone the chance to explore the impact that the pandemic has had on the charity and voluntary sector and how we have had to adapt our working practices to reflect the change in society.

There will be lots of different workshops for delegates to take part in, both in the morning and afternoon, plus an opportunity to visit our marketplace – a space where delegates will have a chance to meet an array of businesses whose services support the voluntary sector. Plus freeparking and a sandwich lunch included with your ticket.

Speakers include:

Dr Priya Singh, Chair Designate of the Frimley ICS, Deputy Chair and FTSU NED of Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, Chair of the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) and executive director of a medical mutual provident fund with charitable status
Maria Zealey, Surrey Welfare Rights Unit
David Rose, Wellbeing through Volunteering
Jo Woodhams, Green Social Prescribing – How Nature Connection Supports Recovery

Workshops include:

Explore Refresh Express / Art for All (Afternoon only)
Social Prescribing
Encouraging young people (19-25) to volunteer
Fraud – Prevention is better than cure
Wellbeing Exercise (Morning Only)
Alzheimer’s Society Dementia Support
“Friends Against Scams” Let’s all work together
Reenergising the community after a national crisis
Action for Carers Surrey
Zero Carbon Guildford

View the full programme and to book your place go to:


We look forward to seeing you there.