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Posted: 16 Jun 2014
Priory Church of England Primary School is looking for Reading Mentors to spend some time with a child so they can practise their reading; an invaluable skill for life.   Volunteers are essential in helping to further develop Priory Church of England as a community school and to enrich the children’s learning and school experience. All you need is a good level of reading English. The day and time can be agreed between you and the school to fit with your other commitments.   Click here to see... read more
Posted: 2 Jun 2014
The Merton Partnership is hosting the annual Merton Partnership Volunteer Awards and Volunteer Fair on Wednesday 11th June 2014. We would like to invite you to come along and be inspired by the amazing volunteers who have been nominated in this year’s awards and find out who the winners are! Walk around our Volunteer Fair and visit the 20 organisations that will be there to talk to you about what opportunity is right for you. Food and refreshments will be available. Please forward this invite... read more
Posted: 28 May 2014
Nominations for the 2014 Team London Awards are now open! The Awards are a chance to celebrate not only the excellence of volunteers, but the amazing things we can accomplish when we work together to make London the best city it can be. The Awards ceremony will take place on Wednesday 17 September at City Hall, 5:30pm – 7pm. Organisations or individuals can be nominated for the following awards that reflect the Mayor’s priority areas: Cleaning and Greening Activity that creates a better... read more
Posted: 27 May 2014
Merton and Wandsworth Asylum welcome is looking for committed volunteers with experience of teaching ESOL, English and Maths to support the delivery of a weekly evening class to refugee and recently arrived migrant young people. Volunteers will usually work one-to-one with young people within the sessions but may also be required to work with small groups.  Sessions run Monday evenings from 5-7pm at Vestry Hall. MAWAW is a small, active charity which supports refugees, asylum seekers and... read more
Posted: 16 May 2014
National Volunteers’ Week, which runs from the 1st – 7th June, is an opportunity to recognise and celebrate volunteering in Merton along with the rest of the UK. No doubt, many of you are already thinking about what you can do to celebrate your own volunteers. If not, start giving it some thought. Some ideas are: A thank you card – there are online ways of doing this now which reduce the cost A small gift A certificate of acknowledgement A get-together for an hour or so to talk with each other... read more
Posted: 12 May 2014
The Charity Retail Association has launched an appeal to find the UK’s longest-serving charity shop volunteer. Charity retailers have been urged to nominate their volunteers and tell the Charity Retail Association (CRA) about their achievements and what has kept them coming back to work at the shop over the years. The winner will be announced and honoured at a ceremony during National Volunteers’ week, 1-7 June. A spokesman for the CRA said nominees would be judged by a panel of charity retail... read more
Posted: 12 May 2014
Join The Merton Partnership on Wednesday 11th June 2014 for their annual Volunteer Awards 2014. The evening will start at 6pm at The Dugout, Tooting and Mitcham United, KNK Stadium, Bishopsford Road, Morden, SM4 6BF.  This year they have introduced a Volunteer Fair for organisations to promote their volunteering opportunities.  Come along and be inspired by the amazing volunteers in Merton and find out how to give your time. Food and refreshments will be available.  Please book a place here or... read more
Posted: 9 May 2014
This year’s Mythical Maze Summer Reading Challenge kicks off in Merton Libraries in July 2014. They are keen to recruit volunteers aged 14 years and over to help deliver yet another successful and record breaking SRC. The SRC encourages children under 12 to read six books or more during the long summer holiday. Volunteers support the children in many ways as they work their way through the challenge. Duties could include signing up challenge participants, sharing their reading experience,... read more
Posted: 2 May 2014
The Merton Partnership launches their third annual Volunteer Awards in the borough. This is a great opportunity to recognise those individuals who have given their time and the organisations that have supported them Nominations are invited for volunteering activity that was carried out in 2013 in the following categories: Innovative Volunteering Opportunity of the Year Best Volunteer-involving Organisation of the Year Merton Young Volunteer of the Year Merton Volunteer of the Year Employee... read more
Posted: 30 Apr 2014
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