Posted: 6 Jul 2020
Sustainable Merton’s Community Champions are a group of 73 local residents passionate about improving the environment, encouraging sustainable behaviour change, and addressing issues around waste, air quality, energy, and food.
Despite many planned activities being cancelled as a result of COVID-19, 20 of their Community Champions have contributed over 250 hours since lockdown began.
In the 8 months that she has been a Community Champion, Blanca Pena-Mendez has been very involved with... read more
Posted: 6 Jul 2020
Sustainable Merton’s Community Champions are a group of 73 local residents passionate about improving the environment, encouraging sustainable behaviour change, and addressing issues around waste, air quality, energy, and food. Despite many planned activities being cancelled as a result of COVID-19, 20 of their Community Champions have contributed over 250 hours since lockdown began. Their efforts have been focused on projects and activities that address both social and environmental goals... read more
Posted: 1 Jun 2020
It is our priority to celebrate and reward volunteers in Merton all year round – but there’s no better time than National Volunteers' Week to go above and beyond to do this.
Although the coronavirus pandemic has stopped many of the things we would usually do, we are still encouraging all Merton organisations to get involved.
The annual celebration is the perfect time to celebrate and thank those who give up their time to make a difference. Especially in recent times, when we have seen an... read more
Posted: 1 Jun 2020
For National Volunteers’ Week we wanted to shout out to the Dons Local Action Group. When the Coronavirus pandemic hit Merton, their mission simple - help vulnerable residence get access to food.
The initiative hit new hights recently as they have now delivered over 3000 food packages in Merton alone.
Their great work and support of many wonderful volunteers was mentioned in BBC London News.
If you would like to support them; please donate non-perishable items at the food collection... read more
Posted: 18 May 2020
From lending a hand to local charities to strengthening the efforts of the NHS, there are many ways people are volunteering in Merton. Below we share pictures of just a few ways in which people have contributed to our borough.
Share your volunteering story with us by emailing us or tagging us on Facebook and Twitter.
Posted: 6 May 2020
Wimbledon Guild is a local charity with the aims of reducing social isolation and loneliness, helping people through difficult times and enabling older people to be active and healthy. During the coronavirus pandemic the charity is supporting over 600 existing customers as well as providing assistance to over 400 vulnerable people in Merton who have been referred to the charity through the COVID-19 Community Response Hub.
Wimbledon Guild has required additional volunteers to deal with the... read more
Posted: 4 May 2020
Help local video production company, Filmanthropy, to make a film all about what it looks and feels like to live in Merton at this strange time.
As they're not allowed to go out and film, they're asking all of Merton's residents to become their film crew. Filming scenes in your living rooms, hallways or even during your daily exercise.
To help you do this, they will be releasing weekly tasks, as well as lots of helpful guides with tips and tricks about how to film the best content.
Anyone... read more
Posted: 28 Apr 2020
Merton Voluntary Service Council (MVSC) is working with the voluntary sector in the borough to mobilise a volunteer taskforce to help isolated households and those at risk from COVID-19. Anyone who puts themselves forward may be asked to support people who are currently unable to leave their home.
How Do I Get Help?
If a person requires help, you can ask them to email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 020 8685 2272. Monday to Friday 10am - 4pm.
How Do I Volunteer?
We are currently not... read more
Posted: 16 Mar 2020
Volunteers' Week is a Time to Celebrate volunteers and say thanks for the fantastic contribution millions of people make across the UK. It takes place 1-7 June every year and each year, thousands of clubs, groups and organisations celebrate volunteering in all its diversity.
With under 100 days to go, it’s time to start preparing. Not sure where to start? Join the NCVO Volunteers’ Week webinar on Tuesday 31 March at 11am where they will explain all about what happens during the week, what... read more
Posted: 4 Mar 2020
We provide a range of support, advice and information services for any organisation needing to recruit and manage volunteers.
Our downloadable information bank provides a wide range of guidance and information on the following topics:
Planning for volunteers. What you need to think about when considering using volunteers
The essentials. The essential things you need if you are going to use volunteers
Getting recruitment right. How to plan recruitment, market volunteering opportunities and... read more