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Posted: 5 Jun 2017
The Mayor's Team London Awards recognise those who give up their time to improve the lives of those around them. Each day, tens of thousands of volunteers help charities to deliver their services. The Awards recognise the most generous volunteering stars who are helping to make our communities stronger. The Awards ceremony will take place in the autumn at City Hall and shortlisted nominees will join our celebrity ambassadors and VIP guests. Nominate your volunteer or team of volunteers using... read more
Posted: 5 Jun 2017
The Wimbledon Guild Village Fair (Saturday 17th June) is a large, annual community event on picturesque Wimbledon Common and has something for everyone - shopaholics, foodies and families alike. In order for the day to run smoothly, they need volunteers! You’ll be part of a team of over 100 volunteers to make this year’s fair the best ever. Volunteering opportunities are varied and include helping set the fair up, running the pet farm or other fun activities, selling raffle tickets and many... read more
Posted: 24 May 2017
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. Every year, over 20 million people across the UK volunteer, donating more than 100 million hours to their communities every week. What will your organisation be doing to recognise and celebrate your volunteers? Let us know by emailing info@mvsc.co.uk and we can help promote and spread the word about your activities. Why not share a... read more
Posted: 22 May 2017
Over 100 volunteers, delegates and dignitaries will gather at The Merton Partnership Volunteer Awards 2017 on Thursday 15th June. We would like to invite you to take part in the event to promote your volunteering opportunities and provide information about your services. As well as promoting your volunteering opportunities you will also be able to attend this year’s awards and celebrate volunteering in Merton. What’s available? A shared large table and space for 1 pull up banner: £15 for... read more
Posted: 22 May 2017
It’s just two weeks until Volunteers’ Week 2017, the annual event to celebrate the difference volunteers make to every community across the country! NCVO has over 250 events on their map so far- everything from barbecues to theatre productions- get your event on our map now! Everything you need for a successful event is in their resource pack, available on the Volunteers’ Week website. Don’t forget to tweet using #volunteersweek to share how you’re celebrating and share your great photos. Join... read more
Posted: 18 May 2017
Acknowledge the great work of your volunteers by nominating them for a Merton Partnership Volunteer Award. Nominations are open and will close on Friday 19th May 2017.  There are seven categories: Volunteer Manager of the Year Volunteer-involving Organisation of the Year Volunteer Team Award Merton Young Volunteer of the Year Merton Volunteer of the Year Employee Volunteering of the Year Outstanding Contribution Awards For full details and to nominate please click here All volunteers and... read more
Posted: 24 Apr 2017
Would you like to acknowledge the great work of your volunteers? Do you have a volunteer project you're particularly proud of? The Merton Partnership Volunteer Awards 2017 are now open for nominations. There are seven categories: Volunteer Manager of the Year Volunteer-involving Organisation of the Year Volunteer Team Award Merton Young Volunteer of the Year Merton Volunteer of the Year Employee Volunteering of the Year Outstanding Contribution Awards For full details and to nominate please... read more
Posted: 24 Apr 2017
Join us at 10am at our Volunteering Group Recruitment Session and meet members of our volunteering team. Here 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. This session is ideal if you want to find out more about volunteering in Merton or would like a bit of help and advice about what is available and how to get involved. Event and... read more
Posted: 21 Apr 2017
Wimbledon Community Association is a local charity which has served its community for 70 years.  Following the closure of its old community centre in 2012 the replacement trustees have initiated a new beginning for the organisation.   Having successfully set up a new website and brought in a paid staff member to help develop its services the trustees are now looking to expand their number and support the association in its new aim to connect people, places, passions and pastimes.   If you live... read more
Posted: 18 Apr 2017
Download your digital resource pack - it has everything you need to help plan your celebrations, including bunting, the logo and press release templates. Don't forget to post your event on here and tell MVSC about your plans so we can share them for you!   

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