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.

Technology Spotlight
18 Jul 2016 - 14:53
Superhighway share their technology spotlight and talk about what video tools you could use for your organisation!
Khadiru Mahdi's picture A message from Khadiru, MVSC's CEO
28 Jun 2016 - 11:27
Read the latest update from our CEO. With news about the State of the Sectore review, the Volunteer Awards, our new Volunteering hub and much more.
becyusuf's picture Behind the Scenes of a Community Event
10 Jun 2016 - 10:32
On Saturday May 28th 600 people came together and enjoyed a range of engaging and exciting health related activities at the Let’s Celebrate Healthy Schools Event.
Khadiru Mahdi's picture Using PQASSO to review how you involve volunteers
6 Jun 2016 - 09:58
This guest blog by Caroline Cook looks at using PQASSO to review how you involve volunteers.
Bye bye Merton, it’s been a blast!
23 May 2016 - 12:15
As Ellie gets ready to say her goodbyes, read about all the amazing things she has achieved during her time with us!
Clara Jones's picture Reach out to patients at the Nelson Health Centre
17 May 2016 - 12:14
Did you know that community and voluntary groups can now advertise their activities at the Nelson Health Centre by booking an ‘info stall’ or sending in leaflets?
Ray's picture Faith in Action but cookers out of action!
9 May 2016 - 11:36
Faith in Action’s fabulous Merton Homeless Project provides 7000 meals a year for local homeless people but its ageing cookers (appliances not people!) are creaking under the strain and need to be replaced...quickly!
The value of data in fundraising
29 Apr 2016 - 10:48
Using the findings of a survey that asked 100 charities about the way they collect, analyse and use data to inform their fundraising strategies, Erin Longhurst, communications and social media advisor at Social Misfits Media discusses the value of data in fundraising.
Get your National Volunteers’ Week resource pack
18 Apr 2016 - 11:19
It’s National Volunteers’ Week, 1-12 June and MVSC is planning lots of exciting events, including the Merton Partnership Volunteering Awards and Volunteers Fair on 8th June.
Ray's picture Encore!
11 Apr 2016 - 10:01
Find out about Ray's visit to the Attic Theatre’s production of Beacons at the Park Theatre in Finsbury Park.
Khadiru Mahdi's picture Annual Voluntary Sector Conference 2016
4 Apr 2016 - 10:28
The inaugural VCS Conference started with over 100 delegates pouring into the venue at 9.30am on Monday morning.
Social Misfits Media teach me a thing or two!
4 Mar 2016 - 12:47
Find out about my meeting with Social Misfits Media and what I learned about Twitter! It's worth reading...even if you think you know all there is to know about Twitter.
Farewell Gemma
22 Feb 2016 - 14:40
We say goodbye to Gemma as she moves on to a full time job. She will be missed!
Ray's picture That’s how it all comes together Ray
10 Feb 2016 - 12:19
Find out about some of the fantastic work by the community and watch Ray be interviews and a future star of Merton!
Khadiru Mahdi's picture A week in the working life of MVSC's CEO
8 Feb 2016 - 10:32
Ever wondered what our CEO gets up to every week? Well now you can find out!