Support Webinars during COVID-19

These Webinars aim to provide support to you and your organisation, answer some of your concerns and help us all stay connected over the coming months. 

You can access resources or catch up by clicking a particular topic, at the bottom of the page are some handy tips Q&As about how and why we’re doing these sessions. 

In order to protect your safety, Eventbrite have made some alterations to their event bookings, we have found that this has added an extra step to your access into our webinars and online sessions – From now on, when you click on the link within your ticket email, you’ll notice that you’ll be asked to ‘log in’ to Eventbrite, once you have done so, you will be taken to the zoom meeting as usual. We recommend that you click on your invite link a couple of minutes ahead of the start time simply to give yourself time for this extra step. Should you need any support with this then please email us on

Yes, you can see all our past webinar recordings, links and resources within the individual links above. 

We shall be using an application called ZOOM for these online meetings – please click here to read our guidance on how to utilise this technology.

ZOOM Etiquette:
Please use the chat/messaging option to pose questions or comments initially. 
If waiting to speak, please ensure the previous person has finished their sentence.
Using headphones is advised. 
Don’t view the app in full window view. 
Full reasoning behind these guidelines are in the guidance note

  • DCA will make a live recording
    available via its website for all to access.
  • Research answers to any queries
    raised that could not be answered on the day and share via website, newsletter,
    at the next virtual network or email correspondence.
  • Circulate any factsheets, written
    statements, tools etc. to support groups over the coming months.
  • Share information and offer advice around
    a particular theme aimed at supporting Dorset’s voluntary and community
  • Facilitate discussion between groups
    to share experience, ideas, and knowledge for the benefit of all Dorset’s
    voluntary and community sector.
  • To answer as many queries and
    concerns as DCA is able and if not to use our network of national, regional and
    local professionals, advisors and experts to answer you concerns to the best of
    our ability.
  • To keep a log of the issues and
    concerns local voluntary and community groups are facing to feed up to Dorset
    Council, local statutory partners and government departments.
  • To keep and share a record of the
    networking to benefit others, who are unable to join the live discussion.s.
  • Feel supported, not isolated and to
    know where they can go for advice.
  • Share their knowledge and experience
    for the benefit of others
  • Have the information and advice to
    help them continue to support their beneficiaries, volunteers and staff and manage
    their organisations during these difficult times.