Volunteering News

The latest news about volunteering in Merton powered by Merton Voluntary Service Council.

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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... 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!   
Posted: 29 Mar 2017
Investing in Volunteers (IiV) is the UK quality standard for good practice in volunteer management. If you want to assess the quality of your volunteer management and involvement, prove and improve the effectiveness of your work with volunteers, and enhance your organisation's reputation, Investing in Volunteers provides the ideal framework. The benefits Enhance your volunteers’ experience and increase their motivation Strengthen your reputation and encourage more people to volunteer Minimise... read more
Posted: 29 Mar 2017
It makes sense to use the growing rise in the use of technology to your advantage when it comes to showcasing your volunteering opportunities. These tips will help you devise a plan for attracting volunteers and capturing attention online. Utilise your networks to build reach: Successful engagement comes from mobilising your supporters and the key players who will be able to reach people you're not able to. Research key organisations' social networks and reach out to them, asking them to share... read more
Posted: 20 Mar 2017
The Institute of Fundraising (IoF) is looking for volunteers to help at their three-day Fundraising Convention in London at the Barbican Centre. It’s one of the largest fundraisings event in Europe, with over 2,500 fundraiser, suppliers and experts coming together to share, network and learn from each other during this truly innovative and immersive experience. In order to run this event, the IoF needs a large number of volunteers. Volunteers will have the opportunity to attend this event and... read more
Posted: 8 Mar 2017
The list of largest charities by volunteer numbers is one of a number of pieces of information that Civil Society News has gathered from the Charity Commission's website recently. Top ten volunteering charities Methodist Women in Britain (140,000) Royal British Legion (119,000) Scout Association (116,438) Girlguiding (100,000) Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter day Saints (62,000) National Trust (61,000) National Association of Flower Arrangement Societies 2003 (55,122) British Trust for... read more
Posted: 7 Mar 2017
Join Team London's Enterprise Adviser programme and be part of this national network of high-calibre business professionals signing up to be an Enterprise Adviser. This programme brings together business and education. For more details of the opportunity see here. Please feel free to advertise amongst your networks. As an adviser you will: You will spend approximately 8 hours a month working with a school allocated to you, both remotely and face to face. You will be supported by a partner... read more
Posted: 3 Mar 2017
Everyone can volunteer, from all cultures, abilities, backgrounds and age groups. Visit www.volunteermerton.org.uk to search for opportunities that suit you. If you cannot find what you are looking for on our website, why not come to our next recruitment session, where you can talk to someone on our team to discuss your interests and match you with a suitable volunteering opportunity. We will be joined by Sustainable Merton so you can find out about the role of a Community Champion. From... read more
Posted: 3 Mar 2017
How are we going to bring Londoners together? The short answer is: there is no short answer. However, there's definitely a role for volunteering, that's the view of Matthew Ryder, the deputy mayor of London with special responsibility for social integration, social mobility and community engagement. He - and long-standing friend Sadiq Khan - believe that volunteering is a great way to build stronger links between communities as it brings people of different ages and backgrounds together. Read... read more