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.

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.
Data protection and GDPR - five things for trustees to know
1 Dec 2017 - 15:37
We wanted to share his guest blog with you by Elizabeth Chamberlain at NCVO. Hopefully you will find her tips helpful.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A message from Khadiru, MVSC's CEO
19 Jun 2017 - 11:23
Read the latest update from our CEO.
Volunteers Offer Londoners Reassurance
12 Jun 2017 - 11:06
Local Merton Street Pastor Volunteers were amongst a contingent of specially trained Street Pastors( known as Response Pastors), were out offering a listening ear to Londoners and members of the public, following the atrocities that occurred in the London Bridge area.