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FREE Seminar: Volunteering & Net Zero

Volunteering & Net Zero seminar*This is now a hybrid event*

Impact the world without impacting the planet

As the world commits to achieving Net Zero status, what does this mean for volunteering?

Join Martin J Cowling and Volunteer Now for a thought provoking and engaging free seminar that will consider the four cases (see below) for Net Zero volunteering, potential risks and a step-by-step guide to taking action as individuals, organisations and communities.

The four cases for Net Zero volunteering:

  1. Business Case
  2. Moral case
  3. Ethical Case
  4. “Marketing case”…people are actively looking for orgs to support

Also on the agenda:

  • The risks of Greenwashing
  • What does net zero look like?
    With a range of options for organisations from having a net zero volunteer opportunity annually through to a complete net zero program, there are a combination of strategies we can employ between the two.
  • Into action as individuals, organisations, communities


Halifax logoDate:  Thursday 19 April 2023
Time:  9.30am-1.00pm
Venue:  NICVA, 61 Duncairn Gardens, BELFAST, BT15 2GB   OR  Online


Martin J Cowling Martin J Cowling

Over his career, Martin has worked in all three sectors: community/nor for profit; private and government giving him an understanding of the motivations, dynamics and cultures across all.  He has been a volunteer, hands-on manager, leader, researcher and consultant.  He has worked from small grassroots organisations through to senior management roles with large local and global social purpose organisations.

He is a skilled presenter who has spoken at conferences across Australia and in sixteen countries including Northern Ireland previously.  Philanthropy 101 ranked him as one of the top 100 speakers on philanthropy.  He has lectured at Universities in Australia, the US and Middle East.

Martin has worked with LaTrobe University on research into volunteerism and has written over 30 articles, papers and book chapters on the subject.

He believes that people are the key to an organisation’s success and he is passionate about ensuring that staff (both paid and unpaid) have mutually beneficial relationships and contribute to making lasting positive change.

Martin volunteers to support cancer research, MS and homelessness and poverty alleviation in Asia.

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