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.

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.
Local Volunteer meets Lord Coe
5 Jun 2017 - 08:39
​On 1st June, local team Merton steward, Shawn Woodward, was delighted when he found himself seated next to Lord Sebastian Coe at the launch of the London 2017 Training Centre.
Some advice on updating your IT
26 May 2017 - 14:39
At the last INVOLVE meeting there was a lot of discussion around IT. People seemed a little nervous about junk mail, hackers, IT updates, data protection. I said we would try and share more information in our bulletins about IT.
A gentle guide for the non-financial charity trustee
15 May 2017 - 09:34
I came across this guild last week and wanted to share it with you all. It aims to help trustees understand — in a simple and practical manner — what is expected of them when it comes to the governance of their charity’s finances.
Social Prescribing leads to volunteering opportunities
27 Apr 2017 - 11:05
​The Social Prescribing project has really taken off at the two GP surgeries in Pollards Hill. One of the patients seen at the project is now a volunteer in the café at Commonside Community Development Trust.
Speak Out was INCREDIBLE
10 Apr 2017 - 11:37
Two weeks have passed now since I was invited to be a judge at the Jack Petchy Speak Out Challenge and I’m still thinking about how refreshing it was to see such a diverse range of young people talk about such a diverse range of topics.
Speak Out!
22 Mar 2017 - 15:17
At 15 could you have spoken for 3 minutes to a crowd of 150 about a subject of your choice? Does the idea of it make you want to run on stage or run away?
Top 10 mistakes to avoid when using Google Analytics
3 Mar 2017 - 16:32
This guide by Matt Trimmer of ivantage and published by Smart Insights gives you a checklist of issues to review to improve your implementation.
MVSC in a month
27 Feb 2017 - 11:25
It has been another busy month here at MVSC. Take a look below at what some of us have been up to!
Find your passion this Valentine’s Day
14 Feb 2017 - 11:21
Looking for love? A new passion? Don’t spend hours swiping through tinder, or sitting in a bar waiting for Mr or Mrs Right …the new craze is to find love through volunteering. Yep, you heard it here first!
Friends of Mitcham Common make 'friends' with The Avanti Club
7 Feb 2017 - 10:13
Friends of Mitcham Common kindly raffled a prize at their Christmas party and the money raised went to The Avanti Club!