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.

Charity Trustee Conflicts of Interest
17 Jul 2014 - 15:29
As a charity trustee, you are probably involved in a charity that you feel passionately about and that you want to benefit from your involvement. However, could your involvement mean that a potential conflict of interest will arise?
Employee Volunteering
26 Jun 2014 - 11:29
Taking advantage of my second day of Employee Volunteering, a few weeks ago I volunteered for Urban Saints, a Christian organisation that works with young people.
New Beginnings by Beverley Burton
26 Jun 2014 - 11:29
Today we said goodbye to Beverly who has worked at MVSC for over 11 years. Read her blog as she says her final goodbye.
Community! What is it and do we really need it?
25 Jun 2014 - 12:38
Taking time out from policing this month to complete an attachment at MVSC has prompted me to reflect on some big questions; for a start, what is a ‘community’? Do we really need them, and if so, why? And how do we get them started?
Hayley's reflections
25 Jun 2014 - 11:52
My final words as I move on to pastures new.
10 top tips for your Merton Best Business Awards application
16 Jun 2014 - 13:55
Tuesday 10th June saw a great number of enthusiastic businesses in Merton attending our Business Awards Workshop and Meet the Judges event.
Office for your iPad
10 Jun 2014 - 16:31
If you have an iPad and use Office 365 then make sure you keep reading!
Local business supports their community
9 Jun 2014 - 10:29
Local business, Indigo Planning, actively volunteer their time to help various clubs, schools and groups in the local community.
Employee Volunteering - May 2014
4 Jun 2014 - 16:32
Take a look at what I did as part of my Employee Volunteering.
Does your business go the extra mile? It's time to shout it from the rooftops!
28 May 2014 - 15:38
Are you a business that goes the extra mile? Or perhaps you’re an organisation that has received help from a local business? Why not let you efforts shine at the Merton Best Business Awards?!
Phipps Bridge Matters
22 May 2014 - 11:35
Looking for something to do during Monday 16th June and Friday 20th June? If yes, then pop along to Frensham Court where we are organising FREE activities for Phipps Bridge Residents.
Giving time, giving money, giving enough?
16 May 2014 - 16:32
Great guest blog post by Ellie Munro, Research Officer at NAVCA, where she kindly talks about our work with Merton Chamber of Commerce.
A new settlement for health and social care
12 May 2014 - 16:28
There have been huge changes since the NHS and social care system were established in 1948.
Invest in training for staff, trustees and volunteers
2 May 2014 - 10:30
Training supports individuals to develop new skills, or maintain existing knowledge. It also helps to keep people motivated, enabling them to reflect upon their performance and getting new ideas on how their organisation can develop. Take a look at what MVSC are up to and see how you can get involved!
Proud and impressed by our volunteers
24 Apr 2014 - 14:45
Every year National Volunteers’ Week comes and goes and every year I am more impressed with that amount of people who are willing to give their time to their community. I’m also in awe of my colleagues who give their time on top of full-time jobs and families.