Volunteering News

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Posted: 28 Jun 2017
On Sunday 30th July the fifth Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 starts in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, then follows a 100-mile route on closed roads through the capital and into Surrey’s stunning countryside. With leg-testing climbs and a route made famous by the world’s best cyclists at the London 2012 Olympics, it's a truly spectacular event for all involved. The Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 finishes on The Mall in central London, shortly before 150 professional cyclists race in the ... read more
Posted: 22 Jun 2017
On Thursday 15th June, a warm and breezy evening, the Merton Partnership held its annual Volunteer Awards at Chak89 in Mitcham. This was a positive and lively event, which recognised and acknowledged the invaluable contribution of volunteers in the borough. The evening began with a selection of young Merton Police Cadets greeting the Mayor of Merton, Councillor Marsie Skeete and 20 local organisations promoting volunteering opportunities at the Volunteer’s Fair. Volunteering can be done for as... read more
Posted: 19 Jun 2017
Could you do with a tech savvy volunteer to help you refurbish your computers? We have two talented young volunteers that have excellent skills to offer…get in touch with Amy to find out more – amy@mvsc.co.uk  
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... 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

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