Staff Blogs

Merton Voluntary Service Council works to support and inspire the voluntary and community sector in Merton.

Read our staff blogs to learn more about their work.

Ray Hautot's picture Social Prescriber Updates
23 Mar 2018 - 11:52
I'm thrilled that we're now tweeting! The Social Prescribing twitter account is now live and we will be sharing lots of information, advice and news so follow us at @SPrescribing
Thinking about taking on young volunteers?
9 Mar 2018 - 14:52
You may have started to get enquiries through from people asking if you will take on a 14 – 16 year old because, yes, it’s that time of year again when the young people partaking in the Duke of Edinburgh need a placement!
Khadiru Mahdi's picture A message from Khadiru, MVSC's CEO
15 Jan 2018 - 12:02
I will stick my neck out and still say Happy New Year. I wish you a year full of opportunities for your organisations and beneficiaries. At MVSC, we started the year with a new Chair, Sarah Wilson, who took over the reins after Lola stepped down at the AGM. Sarah has been a Trustee and Treasurer for many years. She was Head of Finance at Wimbledon Guild and also previously served as Chair of Volunteer Centre Merton.
Amy’s three reasons why…
16 Nov 2017 - 14:24
Find out what Amy, Volunteer Coordinator at MVSC, gets up to in her spare time. Does it inspire you?
sallym's picture General Data Protection Regulation - How, When and Why
6 Oct 2017 - 15:06
I recently attended a General Data Protection Regulation workshop and I wanted to share some of my learnings with you.
Ray Hautot's picture Social Prescribing continues to shine in Merton
14 Sep 2017 - 11:22
Tamworth and Wide Way medical practices have been hosting a Social Prescribing Project since February this year. Check out the stats!
Top tips from the MVSC team on organising a successful event!
25 Aug 2017 - 14:16
So, you’ve decided to plan an event, but do you know how to make it run smoothly? Let’s take a look at some top tips to running a successful event from the MVSC team.
Khadiru Mahdi's picture A message from Khadiru, MVSC's CEO
14 Aug 2017 - 10:08
Read the latest update from our CEO.
Young people show their talent!
11 Aug 2017 - 12:59
Young people across the nation are taking part in the National Citizen Service and we had a group come and visit us!
Offering my services as a Volunteer
1 Aug 2017 - 12:58
At MVSC, all employees receive two days to use for employee volunteering every year.
Ray Hautot's picture The Social Prescribing Project goes from strength to strength
28 Jul 2017 - 16:50
As we come to the end of month 6 a pattern is beginning to emerge of the people I am working with.
Snap snap snap!
17 Jul 2017 - 10:40
We were joined by 17 year old Terence for a week. Find out about his week with us and how he got on!
Cupcake Day raising funds for the Alzheimer's Society
30 Jun 2017 - 10:44
On 15th June we hosted a party for Cupcake Day, raising funds for the Alzheimer's Society. Colleagues from Vestry Hall donated yummy cupcakes and joined us for a tea party.
Ray Hautot's picture The Social Prescribing Project saw its 100th new patient last week
19 Jun 2017 - 11:30
To date I have seen 101 new patients and 27 patients for a follow up visit. The project has referred or signposted people to 28 local agencies.
Khadiru Mahdi's picture A message from Khadiru, MVSC's CEO
19 Jun 2017 - 11:23
Read the latest update from our CEO.