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.

Get help to demonstrate impact using technology
6 Feb 2017 - 09:31
Find out what we think about Impact Aloud and how it can help your organisation!
Welcome Ray Hautot, our new Social Prescribing Coordinator
16 Jan 2017 - 10:52
Hi I am Ray Hautot I am the new Social Prescribing Coordinator here at MVSC. I am really excited about working on the Social Prescribing Pilot.
Fundraiser on the Roof
12 Dec 2016 - 10:36
It’s been another hugely successful year for Merton Means Business - a partnership between Merton Chamber of Commerce and Merton Voluntary Service Council that champions the support for local charities by local businesses.
Wimbledon’s Office Angel
18 Nov 2016 - 12:53
Great to see that Victoria at Office Angels in Wimbledon recently visited students at Project Search to provide training and advice on securing employment.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!!
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.
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.