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.

Meet our Fayre and Square volunteers
11 Aug 2015 - 14:12
Hopefully many of you will know of Fayre & Square on the Upper Mall of Wimbledon’s Centre Court. If you haven’t visited yet, then don’t delay – you are missing out!
Merton Means Business: Geeks Ltd in the Community
5 Aug 2015 - 10:05
Three years ago I was invited to meet Somayeh from Geeks Ltd, one of the fastest growing software development companies based in Morden, to discuss her passion for supporting the local community. It’s fabulous to see that, three years on, Geeks are not only one of Merton’s fastest growing businesses but also one of it’s most giving businesses too!
Community on the Green a great success
3 Aug 2015 - 11:47
Our Community on the Green event held on 29 July was a great success. We were delighted to welcome lots of local people who wanted to learn more about our work and celebrate Cricket Green.
Motivated by Chris Frost, Bec takes on another gruelling challenge to raise money for Merton!
27 Jul 2015 - 12:10
When the opportunity to enter the RideLondon AGAIN became available, it didn't take Bec long to accept.
4 big challenges, 4 stone by 4th October. Can he do it?
17 Jul 2015 - 12:16
Rob Mobile, an associate at MVSC, is taking on the biggest challenge of his life. Find out what his plans are and hopefully you can show some support by donating to 4 amazing charities.
Come on baby light my fire!
13 Jul 2015 - 11:32
The South Mitcham Community Association are staging an international summer event at Phipps Bridge and looking for business sponsorship and support to provide a barbecue. Do you know someone who can help?
The Avanti Club...find out what the fuss is all about!
6 Jul 2015 - 11:48
Since launching The Avanti Club in December last year we have seen the group grow and flourish as service users and volunteers enjoy meeting and connecting with like-minded individuals experiencing mental health difficulties. Do you know someone who would like to come along?
Bec's personal challenge of celebrating ‘National Walking Month’
29 Jun 2015 - 12:11
Back in May I set myself a personal challenge of celebrating ‘National Walking Month’ with a pledge to walk at least 50 minutes 5 times a week. Find out how I got on!
New member of staff at MVSC to support youth volunteering and the new Children in Need befriending project
29 May 2015 - 10:34
Meet Gemma as she joins MVSC as the Youth Action Project Support Worker - she will be supporting youth volunteering and the new Children in Need funded befriending project.
A short back and sides – community and business give their time to Fieldgate Lane
22 May 2015 - 14:32
Approximately 50 residents came together in response to a call for volunteers to transform the site and they toiled through the afternoon sun to complete the final ground work.
How to develop a social media strategy for your organisation
18 May 2015 - 10:13
Building a social media strategy is like building your own motorway and driving on it!
Appointment of Brian Dillon as Chair of Healthwatch Merton
8 May 2015 - 16:24
Healthwatch Merton welcome Brian Dillon to the team as the Chair of Healthwatch Merton. Hear what Brian has to say!
How to write a charity marketing strategy
1 May 2015 - 14:31
A great marketing strategy will help your charity reach more people and generate more income. Without one, you could end up wasting a lot of money and time. So here’s everything you need to know.
A Mitcham entrepreneur dedicated to changing lives
20 Apr 2015 - 12:31
Ray meets with the inspirational Alexander McLean, the founder of the African Prison Project,
Email Marketing How To Guide
20 Apr 2015 - 12:14
Check out this really handy 'Email Marketing How-To Guide' developed by Technology Trust - great guide including info on getting started, lists, design and testing.