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Posted: 9 Aug 2016
A buddy volunteer is a friendly and reliable mentor that our young people can build a trusting relationship with. You don’t need to have a background in working with young people, just be willing to listen and share experiences. It’s very important that their buddies are reliable and you must be available for half an hour once a week on Monday mornings from 10am (term-time only). You will be paired with one of their trainees, who will be a young person aged 16-24, based on shared interests.... read more
Posted: 3 Aug 2016
Christian CARE is a charity working in the London Borough of Merton. They are a group of 30 volunteers from 17 different churches and welcome and offer help to anyone whatever their race, colour or religion. Each year they support over 100 families whose lives are in crisis. To meet increased demand, The Christian Care Furniture Project is currently seeking more ‘drivers and mates’ who can give half a day a week or a fortnight – on a weekday or a Saturday - to go out in their Ford Transit van... read more
Posted: 25 Jul 2016
Are you interested in the safety and well-being of children in Merton? Do you live in the London Borough of Merton? The Local Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB) is looking for a volunteer lay member. In this role you will have the opportunity to: Help with work to keep children and young people safe in Merton Make sure the voices of children and young people are heard Improve links with and gain the views of local community members The role is voluntary and runs for up to 3 years. The time... read more
Posted: 25 Jul 2016
Nominations for the Team London Awards 2016 are now open! The awards are our chance to celebrate not only the excellence of volunteers, but the amazing things we can accomplish when we work together to make London the best city it can be. The Team London awards celebrate the outstanding contribution made by volunteers in London who donate time to support a wide range of areas, including supporting our young people, reducing crime, improve Londoners’ quality of life by creating community... read more
Posted: 25 Jul 2016
Posted: 18 Jul 2016
Local social welfare charity Wimbledon Guild is appealing for volunteers who may be able to help families across Merton. The Guild is currently recruiting for Family Therapy placements. Applicants should already be in family therapy training from 2nd year onwards or have already qualified as a family therapist. The team at WG would be keen to hear from anyone who is able to work on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays or be able to attend monthly team supervision which is on a Monday or Wednesday... read more
Posted: 29 Jun 2016
On Sunday 31st July the fourth 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.    On the day, ‘Veloteers’ (Volunteer Stewards) will be required to act as a first line of contact to the vast number of spectators expected to watch the event, providing specific information on safety, as well as more generalised information, such as event timings, local facilities,... read more
Posted: 20 Jun 2016
Merton’s new VolunteerMerton online hub is now up and running! This is a one-stop shop to provide individuals, groups and organisations with a single access point to volunteering and community action. MVSC, supported by the Merton Partnership, has designed and developed a local online platform which allows people to search Merton based volunteering opportunities and apply for them instantly. Groups and organisations can post their opportunities and make direct contact with volunteers who have... read more
Posted: 20 Jun 2016
MertonVision support and empower people with a visual impairment, from their diagnosis of permanent sight loss through the entire rehabilitative process, in whatever form is appropriate for them. This includes children, adults, people with dual sensory loss and people with additional difficulties. They are currently seeking volunteers for: Thursdays Lunch club- help between the hours of 10 am (to prep vegetables-peeling chopping etc.) to 1pm. (serving up meals) to 3pm clearing up. Volunteers... read more