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.

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.
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).
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.
Technology Spotlight
18 Jul 2016 - 14:53
Superhighway share their technology spotlight and talk about what video tools you could use for your organisation!
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.
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.
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!
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?
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.
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.
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.