ICVA’s National Conference – Statement from Chief Executive


March 16, 2020

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We are sorry to announce that ICVA will be cancelling its planned National Conference for volunteers, which had been due to take place on 28 March.

We are deeply disappointed to have to make this decision.  The National Conference is one of the high points of our year and we very much enjoy the opportunity to get together with scheme managers and volunteers. This year had been due to be our biggest yet and we were excited to share the theme of ‘detainee dignity’.

However, given the circumstances and ever-changing situation with Coronavirus, we feel that this is the right thing to do.  As sad as we are to cancel the event, it’s much more important to keep ICVs safe and well.  Your safety and well-being has to come first.

Although we are not able to say so in person, please know that we are grateful for your work and service.

We will continue to monitor the situation and hope to see many of you again soon.