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Posted: 10 Feb 2014
Merton Mencap is a registered charity providing support for children, young people and adults with a learning disability and their family carers in Merton.   They currently have a number of exciting volunteer opportunities available. They try to match your skills to the best volunteering opportunity for you. Most of their vacancies are either Project Volunteers or Fundraising Volunteers.   Project Volunteers Volunteers on their projects throughout the week at various locations throughout... read more
Posted: 5 Feb 2014
Jigsaw4u is a children's charity based in Mitcham and is working with children and young people affected by loss and trauma such as bereavement, domestic abuse, sexual exploitation, family breakdown, disability and mental illness. They are working to get them back on track and empowering them to have a voice in their future! They are currently seeking trustees to join their existing energetic and committed group. They would particularly welcome applications from men who are currently under... read more
Posted: 3 Feb 2014
Jamie Ward-Smith has the look of the cat that got the cream. In December, ownership of Do-it, the largest and best-known volunteering website, was transferred to a consortium led by ivo, the volunteering community website founded by Ward-Smith only 18 months earlier. Ward-Smith dismisses the notion that ivo has taken over its biggest rival, pointing out that Do-it is primarily a listing website for volunteering opportunities and ivo is mainly a social networking site for those involved in... read more
Posted: 3 Feb 2014
Merton Community Transport (MCT), winner of Best Business in Mitcham, is currently seeking volunteer car drivers. Their goal is to enable and encourage people who have difficulty using existing public transport services to carry on with their routines by providing essential, cost effective transport - helping them to lead healthier and more active lives. The role can be shaped around your other commitments and expenses will be reimbursed. They will also arrange suitable training and ensure... read more
Posted: 27 Jan 2014
Are you interested in getting involved in your community but you’re not quite sure what you want to do? Carers Support Merton invites you to learn more about their organisation and shape the role yourself! They exist to support carers in the borough by providing support and services for anyone living with the challenges of caring, unpaid, for a family member or friend who is ill, frail, disabled or has mental health or addiction problems. Carers Support Merton already involves volunteers in a... read more
Posted: 16 Jan 2014
The Wimbledon Society is currently seeking an Honorary Secretary. This is a voluntary role and the selected person will become a trustee of the society and a member of the Executive Committee.   Your roles and responsibilities: Organise meetings of the Executive Committee, set meeting dates, circulate reports and papers and take minutes of meetings Communicate with the Charity Commission especially the submission of  the  Annual Return and Trustees’ Report & Accounts  Trustee ex officio of... read more
Posted: 13 Jan 2014
Morden Primary School is looking for Maths Mentors to spend some time each week with a child so they can practise their maths. Volunteers are essential in helping to further develop Morden as a community school and to enrich the children’s learning and school experience. All you need is a basic understanding of maths and the day and time can be agreed between you and the school to fit with your other commitments. Click here to see the role description for further information. If you would... read more
Posted: 6 Jan 2014
Do you have a minimum of two hours per week to volunteer? A willingness to support families to achieve change in their lives? Motivation to increase your skills and experiences? Commit your time to supporting adults, young people and children in the London Boroughs of Merton & Sutton who have experienced or are experiencing domestic violence.  Service users are able to self-refer or referrals can be made by other professionals involved. Support will be offered according to individual need... read more
Posted: 6 Jan 2014
The main developments in 2013 include the post-Olympic momentum, a landmark court case over compulsory volunteering and work placements, and Volunteering England becoming part of the NCVO. After the major boost given to volunteering by the Olympics in 2012, the big question was whether the momentum could be maintained in 2013. Various studies throughout the year seemed to conclude that it could, including the government’s Community Life survey for 2012/13, which found that 49 per cent of... read more
Posted: 17 Dec 2013
APCMH Merton and Sutton established in 1991 as the Merton branch of a national registered charity –The Association for Pastoral Care In Mental Health (APCMH). Since then their volunteers have been befriending adults with mental health problems who live in Merton and who have been referred to APCMH Merton and Sutton by professionals in the Mental Health Care Services. APCMH Merton and Sutton are pleased to announce an expansion of activities: Absorbing the befriending scheme that was operated... read more

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