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 Searching for talent?
16 Mar 2015 - 12:36
Last month 5 students with learning disabilities visited me at the Generator to find out what I do and tell me about the jobs that they would like to find.
Data protection advice. In a day. For free
9 Mar 2015 - 11:48
Here are ICO's top five of data protection tips for small and medium sized charities and third sector organisations.
Touring Local Cinema helping people with dementia
25 Feb 2015 - 13:08
Hear from our guest blogger Ben Benson from the Touring Local Cinema about the work they do visiting care homes and community centres putting on musical cinema events for with dementia.
Staff at Carers Support Merton are enjoying a healthier workplace thanks to CEO Melanie Monaghan.
23 Feb 2015 - 15:45
Staff at Carers Support Merton are enjoying a healthier workplace thanks to CEO Melanie Monaghan. Staff sickness levels had been high with everybody suffering from colds, coughs and nasty viruses and we needed a positive way to encourage staff to try and stay fit and healthy both mentally and physically.
Recruitment process more efficient with Consortium working
16 Feb 2015 - 10:06
The South West London Adoption Consortium brings together four London boroughs making the adoption journey easier for prospective adopters.
Commission backs London-wide safer giving campaign
9 Feb 2015 - 12:02
The Charity Commission is supporting a London-wide campaign led by the London Prevent Network and the Metropolitan Police to encourage Londoners and London businesses to support genuine charities with confidence.
Beau Fadahunsi's picture Funding opportunities you can apply for at any time
26 Jan 2015 - 10:45
We've brought together a host of funding opportunities that you may not have come across before. There is no time limit on any of these opportunities. If you would like advice and guidance on any of the below then get in touch with MVSC.
Top tips for charities that use images to appeal to donors and supporters
19 Jan 2015 - 10:49
Carefully selected images on your charity website will help to increase your organisation's impact. Blog by Vicky Reeves is managing director and founder of Chameleon.
Adoption! Experiences of adopters and help that is available.
7 Jan 2015 - 14:20
Guest blogger Candice Siddle talks about adoption and shares the story of Louise and John who found out they would not be able to conceive naturally. Read their story and find out more about adoption.
The Salvation Army Christmas Present Appeal Success
5 Jan 2015 - 14:42
We would like to send a huge thank you to all the organisations and individuals of Merton who responded to our Christmas Present Appeal 2014.
Merton CCG supports Stop Start January​
5 Jan 2015 - 14:03
Merton CCG is excited to support Stop Start January, a campaign being run by Merton Voluntary Service Council in partnership with Merton Council and Healthwatch Merton.
Ray's picture Your North Star
22 Dec 2014 - 10:42
I have met some very inspiring people in my life and none more so than ex boxer, and policeman Phil Wall. Phil was born in the East End and has been a resident of Merton for the last 22 years.
Giving my time to FISH
15 Dec 2014 - 11:28
MVSC run an employee volunteering scheme which gives each member of staff the chance to give 14 hours of time each year to a volunteering activity! This isn’t a standard policy in most organisations so of course when I heard it was available I jumped at the chance to help out in Merton.
Ray's picture Merton Means Business The Year in Review
8 Dec 2014 - 10:30
2014 was another fantastic year for Merton Means Business. This year we have worked with over 50 businesses to encourage, facilitate and deliver support to good causes in the borough.
MVSC in a month
27 Nov 2014 - 15:08
It has been another busy month here at MVSC. Take a look below at what some of us have been up to!