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.

A 40 year old goat and her mountain
11 Sep 2014 - 11:35
Nicola is approaching 40 and entering the peak decade for her career. Find out what path she has taken and why!
Phipps Bridge Community Chest
8 Sep 2014 - 11:35
Do you want to make a difference to the Phipps Bridge Community? Maybe you want to organise a street party or international evening? What about getting an activity going in the community that helps people get healthier, more creative and brings people together?
Hospital Inpatient and Outpatient Survey
1 Sep 2014 - 12:04
Talk to Healthwatch Merton about Hospital care to discover where services are succeeding and where they might need improvement.
An afternoon of yarn spinning, karaoke and chair-based aerobics at the launch of Celebrating Age
21 Aug 2014 - 10:21
Volunteer Centre Merton joins Age UK Merton for the launch of this year's Celebrating Age Festival.
Bec completes RideLondon to raise money for the Merton Community Fund
11 Aug 2014 - 11:35
When the opportunity to enter the RideLondon became available, it didn't take Bec long to accept. 100 miles was further than I’d completed on a single ride but I was confident that I would be up to the challenge.
Merton Best Business Awards Finalists Announced
4 Aug 2014 - 14:20
Find out who has been shortlisted for The Extra Mile category!
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.