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Posted: 29 Apr 2014
Wimbledon Common Nature Club is currently looking for someone to join their team with the possibility of becoming a Club Leader.    You do not need to have expertise in nature studies to fulfil this role. The person they are looking for would want to help children learn, enjoy and care for nature.    They cover a different topic each month e.g. pond dipping, shelter building, fungi foray and nature walks. They meet on the first Sunday of each month at the Information Centre in Wimbledon Common... read more
Posted: 17 Apr 2014
‘Enter and View’ authorised representative is an individual who is authorised by Healthwatch Merton to participate in Enter & View activities. Enter and View activities are visits conducted by a small group of trained volunteers who visit health and social care services to observe and view the service being provided; write a group report with suggestions for improvements which becomes a public document; and follow-up suggested recommendations where necessary. Healthwatch Merton is currently... read more
Posted: 9 Apr 2014
The Merton Partnership is hosting the annual Merton Partnership Volunteer Awards 2014 on Wednesday 11th June 2014, 6pm - 8pm at The Dugout, Tooting and Mitcham United, KNK Stadium, Bishopsford Road, Morden, SM4 6BF. 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... read more
Posted: 8 Apr 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: 3 Apr 2014
Age UK Merton aims to improve later life for everyone through their information and advice, support services and social centre. Their annual income is around £400,000 and have a committed and passionate staff and volunteer team who want to see a world where older people are able to flourish. Age UK Merton is looking for a committed person to join their trustee board in November with skills and experience in charity finance. They meet every 6 weeks on a Monday evening from 5-7pm in Mitcham.... read more
Posted: 3 Apr 2014
The first report by the Commission on the Voluntary Sector and Ageing says the voluntary sector should look at the opportunities offered by an older population. The value of volunteering by older people in the UK is expected to be worth more than £15bn by 2020, according to the Commission on the Voluntary Sector and Ageing. The commission, which was set up last year to examine and prepare for the challenges and opportunities presented by an ageing population, says in its first report today that... read more
Posted: 31 Mar 2014
Grenfell Housing and Training’s mission is ‘to reduce the impact of homelessness and social exclusion’. It is as relevant as ever in the current economic climate. To achieve this they: provide housing, support, advice and guidance to single homeless people aged 16-24 provide training and access to employment to our tenants and the wider community provide an intensive support service to families who are at risk of becoming homeless play an active role in the development of a community resource... read more
Posted: 24 Mar 2014
One of the ways in which you can contribute to your community is by giving your time. Here are a number of organisations in Merton with volunteering opportunities: Healthwatch Merton – Outreach Volunteer Healthwatch Merton is currently seeking Outreach Volunteers to undertake various tasks to engage and communicate with the local community. This will include visiting local groups, supporting outreach events and listening to and helping gather people’s experience of health and social care. ... read more
Posted: 24 Feb 2014
Mitcham Cricket Club is a friendly club run by volunteers in the heart of Mitcham. Cricket has been played on the Green for more than 300 years. They operate 4 senior teams and have a growing junior section.    Refreshments volunteer - a dab hand with a sandwich? Like to meet people? You could enjoy preparing and serving teas on Saturday and Sunday afternoons.  Ground manager - like the fresh air? Want to help maintain a vital green space for local residents? You could help keep the Cricket... read more
Posted: 17 Feb 2014
Sustainable Merton is currently seeking a Treasurer/Trustee to support their existing projects and future growth.  They are hoping to attract a volunteer treasurer who will also become a member of their board of trustees, currently 9 strong. The role would be suitable for someone who is keenly interested in environmental issues with experience in book-keeping and an understanding of basic accounts. Ideally the treasurer would visit the office once a week to update financial paperwork, although... read more