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Posted: 31 Mar 2015
We are really excited and pleased to announce Cats Protection is currently in the process of opening a new centre in Mitcham. The centre opens in April and they are on the hunt for volunteers to help them rehome and care for local cats. Volunteers are welcome with open arms, whether you are young or old, male or female, there's a place for you with Cats Protection! They are currently seeking Cat Fosterers to directly help cats and kittens in need; providing them with hands on care and working... read more
Posted: 31 Mar 2015
This summer, the Team London Ambassadors will return to welcome the capital's visitors and we are delighted to be recruiting volunteers to join the Ambassadors this summer at Gatwick Airport. What’s it all about? Being a Team London Ambassador is all about providing an outstanding welcome to the capital’s visitors. The original 2012 Team London Ambassadors made the role famous during the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, and we now need the same passion, enthusiasm, knowledge and... read more
Posted: 13 Feb 2015
This summer, the Team London Ambassadors will return to welcome the capital's visitors for the fourth consecutive year. We are delighted to announce that we are recruiting 150 new volunteers to join the Ambassadors this summer. What’s it all about? Being a Team London Ambassador is all about providing an outstanding welcome to the capital’s visitors. The original 2012 Team London Ambassadors made the role famous during the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, and we now need the same... read more
Posted: 13 Feb 2015
The 13th Wimbledon Scout Group is currently seeking a Treasurer. The successful applicant would report to the Group Chairman and Group Scout Leader and attend quarterly Group Executive meetings. This exciting role involves monitoring and recording payments out of and into the Group bank accounts, approving payments, compiling the annual accounts according to the requirements of the Scout Association, reclaiming tax from HMRC on member subscriptions and using the online banking system for making... read more
Posted: 9 Feb 2015
From 1st March, Sarah Hannigan, Head of Volunteering at MVSC, will be taking a 6 month sabbatical. Ellie Germaine, our Youth Action Coordinator, will be taking on the role of ‘Acting Head of Volunteering’ until Sarah’s return.  Ellie’s Youth Action role will be covered by a new appointment for 6 months. We all wish Sarah a lovely break and look forward to welcoming her back on 1st September. For any queries about recruiting volunteers or the strategic development of volunteering in Merton,... read more
Posted: 9 Feb 2015
We are delighted to announce that Fayre and Square has moved a short distance into a new home! We have lots of beautiful new items ready for Spring, so please come and see us at Unit 316 (formerly Citrus Gifts), Upper Mall, Centre Court Shopping Centre, Wimbledon.   Fayre and Square was born from the idea of supporting young people into employment. It provides supported retail skills for young adults and a platform for local independent artisans to showcase their hand made products to the... read more
Posted: 5 Feb 2015
South Thames Crossroads is currently seeking people to become volunteer mentors to unpaid carers in the South London area who came from hard to reach communities such as Refugees, Black and Ethnic minorities and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender people. As a volunteer mentor you will take part in their mentor training programme after which you will be carefully matched with an unpaid carer to provide impartial advice and support. The mentoring sessions take place for one hour a week over... read more
Posted: 3 Feb 2015
The Wimbledon Village Fair, an annual community and fundraising event, attracts thousands of people every year. It’s the largest free, outdoor event in South London, and visitors enjoy a huge variety of entertainment. Highlights include the horse show, hundreds of arts and crafts stalls, a delicious food village boasting food from around the globe, a hand-selected farmers market, live entertainment and family fun. By volunteering for The Wimbledon Village Fair you will not only have fun and... read more
Posted: 19 Jan 2015
Posted: 19 Jan 2015
Merton is a fantastic place to get involved with volunteering. The borough is volunteer-rich and there are hundreds of inspiring volunteering stories from across the borough. Aisha contributes to her community as a volunteer Information Assistant at the Merton and Lambeth Citizen Advice Bureau in Mitcham, “I decided to volunteer there because of the training they give." "It also gives me the opportunity to help people from all walks of life with different cultures and different problems. It has... read more

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