Volunteer Training Program Finalised!

Details for the Get Out & Vote! General Election 2010 Volunteer Training Program on Sunday 21st March 2010 have now been confirmed.

Please remember that attendance is by pre-registration ONLY. Contact hamna@getoutandvote.info to enquire about any remaining places.

Please note this program  is designed for those people wanting to volunteer a few hours a week for the next six weeks helping their local Muslim community to participate in the forthcoming general election, and your confirmation is subject to your agreeing to volunteer in this capacity.

Agenda: Please see here.

Arrival Time: 11:15am (kindly arrive on time, for a prompt start)

Venue: (please contact the email address above to confirm the address)

Parking: The conference centre is adjacent to a 700 space multi story NCP car park (£2 for full day). Meter parking is also available behind the building which is free on Sundays.

Direction: Please visit: http://www.manchesterconferencecentre.co.uk/location/

Train: For those travelling from London Euston, please note the first train on Sunday departs at 08:10, arriving in Manchester Piccadilly at 10:55am

Lunch: A halal light sandwich buffet will be served between 13:45 – 14:30.

Participants: The event is open to both men and women.

Preparatory Reading: As preparation for the day, you are respectfully advised to invest some time reading the following documents, this should no more than 45mins of your time. Please note this is essential pre reading and all the documents will found on the Get Out & Vote website www.GetOutAndVote.info

  1. https://goav.wordpress.com/election-toolkit/
  2. https://goav.wordpress.com/2010/02/03/tips-on-how-to-conduct-an-online-awareness-campaign/
  3. https://goav.files.wordpress.com/2010/02/how-to-host-an-election-hustings.pdf
  4. https://goav.wordpress.com/faq/
  5. https://goav.files.wordpress.com/2010/03/microsoft-word-key-platform-issues.pdf
  6. https://goav.files.wordpress.com/2010/02/goav-print-media-article-final-640-words.pdf

All the seminars will be delivered on the assumption that the above content has been studies by participants which will in turn allow more complex aspects of the subject matter to be explored

Please also find links to optional useful reading material below:

1.       Intro to parliament and law-making: http://www.parliament.uk/documents/upload/An%20Introduction%20to%20Parliament-June07%5BLOW%20RES%5D.pdf

2.       Making a law: http://www.parliament.uk/documents/upload/No4%20Making%20a%20Law%202007%5BWEB%5D.pdf

3.       OSI Muslims in Europe – chapter on Civic and Political Participation: http://www.soros.org/initiatives/home/articles_publications/publications/muslims-europe-20091215/ch09-muslims-eu-cities-civic-20100302.pdf

Registration: Thank you to everyone who has kindly emailed across their registration details. If you have not already done so, could you please kindly email across the following information: (Please note, for those arriving with guests, we will need individual information on behalf of each guest)

  • Your full name
  • The company/organisation you work for, and your position within that company/organisation (if applicable)
  • Parliamentary Seat which you are volunteering for
  • A contact phone number
  • Postal address

If you require any further information related to the event, please do not hesitate to contact us.

We look forward to seeing you at the event inshallah.


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