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's picture Making Merton a healthier borough
16 Nov 2016 - 11:56
Congratulations to Merton Chamber member The Wimbledon Guild who are celebrating having won accreditation under the London Healthy Workplace Charter, with our help.
Beau Fadahunsi's picture Superhighways share their favourite apps in 2016
16 Nov 2016 - 11:34
Check out these Top 10 tips for 'Bring Your Own Device' from Superhighways! These are things to think about if you're using smartphones & tablets for data capture.
Baking and friendship bracelet making
10 Nov 2016 - 15:11
Hello to our new Befriender Karvan! We are excited to welcome Karvan as one of the only male befrienders at the moment so if you would like to follow in his foot steps to become a befriender yourself then get in touch.
Still buzzing from Mad Friday
4 Nov 2016 - 16:40
I am still buzzing from Friday night, as we raised money for the Mayor’s chosen charities Age UK Merton and The Avanti Club at the Mad Friday Music Festival.
Ray's picture Marketing agency win awards for work with social welfare charity
21 Oct 2016 - 12:17
I was honoured to have been invited to the recent Merton Community Awards and what a night it was! I was particularly pleased to see so many amazing organisations there and in particular, Haygarth, who I presented an award to award for their work supporting social welfare charity Wimbledon Guild.
Kirstin O’Shea's picture Meet Kirstin
17 Oct 2016 - 11:04
Kirstin O’Shea has just joined MVSC as Volunteering Coordinator (Disabilities). Find out a bit more about her and her role!
Ray's picture Scary rides but welcome respite
29 Sep 2016 - 11:04
Young carers have to grow up very quickly and often miss out on the opportunities that other children take for granted. Read out Business Engagement Manager's story!!
Ray's picture Merton Voluntary Sector Means Business!
23 Sep 2016 - 14:01
Great to see such a strong presence from Merton’s voluntary sector at last night’s Merton Best Business Awards.
QuickBooks....what's all the fuss about?
12 Sep 2016 - 11:49
We have teamed up with Intuit to offer significant discounts on their cloud based accounting package QuickBooks Online. MVSC have been supporting local voluntary organisations to setup or to move their accounts to QuickBooks Online and so far the feedback has been overwhelmingly positive.
Mayor of Merton helps to raise £3,500 for charity!
25 Aug 2016 - 14:21
It was an early start on Friday, with all hands on desk to get The Hub ready for a night of traditional Jamaican dishes and plenty of dancing!! It was the Mayor of Merton, Councillor Brenda Fraser’s, first fundraising event for charities Age UK Merton and The Avanti Club.
ErinCowhigCroft's picture Our visit to the dementia hub
22 Aug 2016 - 16:34
The Healthwatch Merton Operational Committee is keen to help develop a dementia friendly community in Merton. One of the first steps in achieving that goal is for its Members to become a Dementia Friend.
Welcome Amy!
10 Aug 2016 - 15:05
Say hi to Amy, our new Volunteer Coordinator (Youth) - find out a little bit about Amy and her role here at MVSC.
Beau Fadahunsi's picture Local Team Merton Volunteer flies to Rio to take up a role as a 2016 Olympic Volunteer
10 Aug 2016 - 14:01
My interest in the 2016 Olympics is not merely as a sporting spectator, I’m also hoping to catch a glimpse of some of my friends, British volunteers who have flown nearly 6000 miles to take up volunteering positions at the ‘Rio Games’.
Never been a better time to explore how the sector fits in
1 Aug 2016 - 11:32
With reductions in public sector funding nationally, matched with a changing demographics and the impact of Brexit; there has never been a better time to discuss and explore the role of the Voluntary, Community and Faith Sector (VCFS).
becyusuf's picture Why is Bec peddling 100 miles?
25 Jul 2016 - 11:35
He's taking part again!! Find out why Bec is peddling 100 miles across London and Surrey.