Minutes from Volunteer Meeting 11 October 2009-10-11
Present at the meeting: Agnes, maria, Hannah, tove, katie, milk, natalie, serena, Ilaria
• Hand signals:
AP: Milk will print out a sheet with the hand signals and put it on the wall in the Action Room
At the last meeting we had a complaint about the company A4E.
Apparently people were forced to volunteer at The Forest or their benefits would be stopped.
This is not true. If they don’t like working at the forest they can choose another project (not the forest) and keep getting their benefits. If they don’t show up at The Forest without any warning, and if The forest informs the jobcentre their benefits might be stopped. They really have to make an effort to get their benefits stopped.
• Fundraiser at November 6th-8th 2009
Nobody knows what to do about this fundraiser - What shall we do? Dai and Steven has plans for 2 parties. The Forest has applied for a temporary liquor licence.
AP: Ilaria will write Chris/Dai to fin out more
AP: Ilaria will correct the Events Book - bands can still play this weekend.
AP: Have we got enough booze for this weekend?
AP: Maria, Nathalie and Ilaria will contact bands
AP: Discuss this at the next Café and Events-meeting Thursday at 7
• Updated vollieguide
Milk made an update to the vollieguide “don’t panic”.
Also Hannah and Tove are having vollie induction days - it is going well.
AP: Milk will put a regular event in the websites calendar.: Every 2nd Sunday at 3pm
AP: Tove will put The Forest Café phone number in the guide.
• Vollie mailing list
Milk created it!
AP: Milk will show Hannah and Tove how make a SMS list for nightmanagers
• Conflict engagement:
Nathalie and Maria, quick talk on non-conflict communication:
The Tranquillity Team is open for every one - they work to provide members of the forest with skills. eg Non-conflict/violent communication
We tried it (NCC) out with examplesituations: 1) Name the behaviour - 2) say how it affects you - 3) say a request.
7th December will be “cultural differences” skill-sharing day.
AP: Traquility Team will get involved with the liquor license training.
AP: Milk will set-up a mailing list for the tranquillity team
AP: setup a repeating event in the calendar (1st Monday per month)
• Next vollie meeting is at Sunday 1st of November 5 pm