Volunteering News

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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 help@mvsc.co.uk 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
Posted: 28 Feb 2020
Want to make a difference in a young person's life? Carers Support Merton is looking for mentors to inspire a young carer to reach their full potential and achieve their goals. There are believed to be at least 1500* young carers in Merton. You may already know a young carer without even realising it (39% young carers say that nobody at school knows they care). Young carers provide care to a family member, usually a parent or sibling who cannot look after themselves due to disability, mental or... read more
Posted: 16 Feb 2020
As we continue to celebrate Student Volunteering Week – we take this opportunity to shine a light on 8th Wimbledon Scout Group. Based in Wimbledon, the 8th Wimbledon has a strong history (over 100 years old!). They have a thriving Beaver Colony (6-8 years), Cub Scout Pack (8-10½ years) and Scout Troop (10½-14 years) and provide fun activities, adventure and challenge for young people aged 6-14. They are seeking volunteers to join their team to help provide more Scouting to the children in the... read more
Posted: 16 Feb 2020
The overall purpose of the Community Champion role is to assist in securing the key objectives of Merton Diabetes Programme, Public Health Merton and Diabetes UK.  You will be raising awareness of Diabetes, how it can be prevented and for those with diabetes, how best to manage their condition to secure better health outcomes. Main elements of the role: Attend a Welcome Workshop where asked to do so  Complete a two day Diabetes Community Champion training course As a Diabetes Community... read more