Volunteering News

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Posted: 4 Apr 2016
Join The Merton Partnership on Wednesday 8th June 2016, for their annual Volunteer Awards at The Dugout, KNK Stadium in Morden. The award ceremony is in June to coincide with National Volunteers’ Week. It’s a great opportunity to recognise those individuals who have given their time and the organisations that have supported them. Please hold the date. Further information about nominations and volunteer fair stalls will follow.         
Posted: 30 Mar 2016
The March edition of DBS News is available for you to read on their website. This edition includes: an update on police performance the latest news on our business change programme, Release 1 (R1) how we're improving our customer service changes to our web content how you can make the most of the update service the latest on 'right to work' checks important information for RBs on compliance with the DBS code of practice
Posted: 29 Mar 2016
"Our volunteers come from every walk of life and range in age from 16 to over 80 years old. Our team of volunteers help by leading activities in our Social Centre, serving meals in our café, working in our charity shop, and befriending people throughout Merton. Whatever time you can give will make a positive impact to someone’s life. Volunteering with the Wimbledon Guild is a rich and rewarding experience that helps to deliver great services to people." If you have a few hours to spare, let The... read more
Posted: 29 Mar 2016
Posted: 18 Mar 2016
Would you like to be part of one of the world’s biggest sporting events? Why not take part in the British Lung Foundation cheer point for the London Marathon 2016? What is the opportunity? British Lung Foundation would absolutely love for you to join them at their official Team Breathe cheer points. You will be supporting their fantastic runners who are taking on the London Marathon and raising vital funds for the fight against lung disease. The event is on Sunday 24 April 2016 and have over... read more
Posted: 4 Mar 2016
Please join us on Tuesday 8th March at 10am for our Volunteering Group Recruitment Session. Meet members of our Volunteering Team in a friendly and informal setting, and receive 'Introduction to Volunteering' training, which will help you gain the most from your volunteering experience. You will be able to find out more about us and what we do as well as have an opportunity to sit down and chat with our team, who can advise you on available volunteering opportunities that might interest you.... read more
Posted: 24 Feb 2016
Representatives from the charity, government and business sectors gathered at London’s City Hall to celebrate Student Volunteering Week. Veronica Wadley, Senior Mayoral Advisor for Volunteering opened the event. She spoke about the importance of student volunteering to the mayor's vision for London, particularly in light of London's status as European Volunteering Capital 2016. Rob Wilson, Minister for Civil Society, stressed the importance of volunteering to employment in later life, telling... read more
Posted: 22 Feb 2016
Last month we met James Hockaday and Anna Khoo, reporters for SW Londoner. James and Anna showed an interest in MVSC and in particular Fayre and Square, a partnership between MVSC and Centre Court Shopping Centre. The shop sells a range of arts and crafts on behalf of 25-30 independent artisans and provides 10-week placements for volunteers to learn retail and customer service skills, with the aim to progress into paid employment, further volunteering or training. James and Anna popped by to... read more
Posted: 22 Feb 2016