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.

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.
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!
In Retirement, Housing Matters
24 Nov 2014 - 10:28
Back in October I went along to the 'In Retirement, Housing Matters' event at the Civic Centre in Morden.
Wonderful Wimbledon Wish
14 Nov 2014 - 15:20
We all know someone truly deserving of a Christmas wish come true and at Centre Court, you will be invited to nominate someone you know who is deserving of an amazing Wimbledon Wish this Christmas.
The Merton Compact continues to be a shining example of partnership working
10 Nov 2014 - 13:27
Last week we were busy celebrating Compact Week and were invited to the Merton Compact Awards on Tuesday 4th November and the National Compact Awards on Wednesday 5th November.
Merton shortlisted for 4 Compact Awards
30 Oct 2014 - 16:30
We couldn't be more proud of the 4 amazing nominations for this year’s Compact Awards. Yes, you heard right…FOUR!!!! Find out who has been shortlisted.
Local business, Simpson Millar, supports their community
27 Oct 2014 - 15:53
Simpson Millar has been actively supporting our local community for quite some time now. We were thrilled to have helped The Wimbledon Guild at The Wimbledon Village Fair and to have worked with Carers Support Merton to donate gifts to young carers.
BBC Team Rickshaw Challenge
17 Oct 2014 - 10:35
For the last 10 years I have volunteered for The XP Support Group, a charity that supports children and their families who suffer from Xeroderma Pigmentosum and other light sensitive conditions.
Strategies for improving GP services in Merton: A HWM research report
13 Oct 2014 - 13:59
With feedback we received from different avenues throughout 2013/14, it enabled us to identify our workstreams for the coming year 2014/15. Check out our GP Report!
Winners Revealed at the Merton Best Business Awards 2014
6 Oct 2014 - 12:46
It’s not often you get an invite to The All England Lawn & Tennis Club but on Friday 3rd October some of the MVSC team put their glad rags on and headed over for this year’s Merton Best Business Awards!
Healthwatch Merton Annual Report
29 Sep 2014 - 10:28
Take a look at our first annual report for Healthwatch Merton. The report outlines our workstreams for the coming year and what we've done so far.
Health Champions still making a big difference to the lives of people in Merton
27 Sep 2014 - 11:35
Find out how Merton's Health Champions are still making a big difference to the lives of people in the borough and how you can get involved!
MVSC team and volunteers to raise money for Macmillan!
22 Sep 2014 - 16:01
The team at MVSC, along with volunteers, want to help Macmillan reach a new record so we will be hosting a coffee afternoon on Friday 26th September, 1.30-3.30pm.