Zoe MacGregor

Zoe joined us in 2013 as a Learning and Practice Development Officer and as part of her role here Zoe is also an Investing in Volunteers Assessor and certified as an online learning facilitator. Zoe was Volunteer Development Manager for 9 years at Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park Authority and has worked as an adviser in a local Volunteer Centre.

14 April 2016
Blog, Zoe MacGregor, January, 2016

About 1.5 years ago, a fellow Commonwealth Games opening ceremony cast member and I were passing the time whilst our 498 other fellow cast members were going through wardrobe...

18 January 2016
Blog, Zoe MacGregor, January, 2016

There are lots of things to consider when you decide to involve volunteers and these top tips will help set you on the right path and ensure that volunteers’ have a great experience.

29 September 2015
Blog, Zoe MacGregor, 2015, September

The practice focused paper outlined how we developed a volunteer management model and associated life cycles for use in our training courses

24 June 2015
Blog, Zoe MacGregor, Practice, 2015, For Organisations, June, Training

Over the last year I've been delivering online sessions on volunteer management for participants from all over Scotland. There are lots of different reasons why online learning appeals to organisations.

18 February 2015
Blog, Zoe MacGregor, Practice, 2015, February, For Organisations

I’ve been doing some reading for my Exploring Volunteer Practice sessions that are coming up, and it would seem that ‘word of mouth’ is still considered to be one of the most effective ways of attracting new volunteers.

3 December 2014
Zoe MacGregor, Blog, Practice, 2014, December, Training, For Organisations

In my earlier blog, ‘The impact of evaluating volunteering’ I asked two questions; What are we trying to measure? And who are we doing this measuring for?

20 August 2014
Blog, Volunteer Story, Arts and Culture, Event volunteering, Local Community, 2014, August, For Volunteers, Zoe MacGregor

Our own Cast Member Zoe MacGregor - Learning and Practice Development Officer, recounts her once in a lifetime experiences at the opening and closing ceremonies of the Commonwealth Games.

9 December 2013
Blog, Zoe MacGregor, 2013, December, Practice, For Organisations

I’ve been speaking to a number of organisations recently who have raised some interesting points around evaluating volunteering. One volunteer manager mentioned that they’re good at asking people to complete evaluation forms at the end of everything they deliver, but they’re not really sure about what to do with the information...