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Posted: 23 May 2016
The Wimbledon Guild Village Fair is appealing for volunteers to help make the event a huge success on 18th June 2016. Every year the Guild relies on more than 100 volunteers to help with the fair, which is on June 18 this year. Head of Fundraising at the Guild, Fiona Healey-Hutchinson said: "Volunteers help us in the weeks leading up to the fair, to set up on the morning of our event and throughout the day. There are a variety of roles on offer. It's always an exciting day and volunteering at... read more
Posted: 16 May 2016
The Multiple Sclerosis Society, Merton Branch, supports people with MS and their families grants for equipment, home adaptations, and respite care, and sessions with a Physiotherapist. They have been authorised by the Metropolitan Police to take up a street collection on Saturday 28th May. This will be the only opportunity this year.  They would be extremely grateful to anyone who would be willing to spend two hours collecting in front of stations, shops, etc. in Merton.  Collectors will work... read more
Posted: 6 May 2016
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 2016 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
Posted: 29 Apr 2016
Please join us on Friday 13th May at 10am for 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... read more
Posted: 27 Apr 2016
The youth of today? Committed and active in their communities, it turns out. This year’s NCVO Almanac uncovers a big increase in young people’s volunteering. Youth volunteering has increased by more than half over the last four years. On the blog, Nick looks at what’s behind this positive development. BBC Newsbeat also covered this ‘dramatic’ rise in the number of 16 to 25s volunteering. To see all the latest volunteering data – who gives their time, how much, what for and why – take a look at... read more
Posted: 21 Apr 2016
Strong literacy skills are vital for the future success of all children. At the Priory C of E Primary School, they want to instill a life long passion for reading, as well as developing decoding, comprehension and speaking and listening skills. To help them achieve their aims, they want to engage local volunteers to assist their children and provide them with role models for their learning. They are interested in hearing from individuals, who can regularly commit to helping in their school in... read more
Posted: 6 Apr 2016
Volunteering with Walk the Walk is a truly unique and memorable experience. Help support their Power Walkers take on their challenge in fantastically decorated bras!
Posted: 4 Apr 2016
Join The Merton Partnership on Wednesday 8th June 2016, for their annual Volunteer Awards at The Dugout, KNK Stadium in Morden. The award ceremony is in June to coincide with National Volunteers’ Week. It’s a great opportunity to recognise those individuals who have given their time and the organisations that have supported them. Please hold the date. Further information about nominations and volunteer fair stalls will follow.         
Posted: 30 Mar 2016
The March edition of DBS News is available for you to read on their website. This edition includes: an update on police performance the latest news on our business change programme, Release 1 (R1) how we're improving our customer service changes to our web content how you can make the most of the update service the latest on 'right to work' checks important information for RBs on compliance with the DBS code of practice
Posted: 29 Mar 2016
"Our volunteers come from every walk of life and range in age from 16 to over 80 years old. Our team of volunteers help by leading activities in our Social Centre, serving meals in our café, working in our charity shop, and befriending people throughout Merton. Whatever time you can give will make a positive impact to someone’s life. Volunteering with the Wimbledon Guild is a rich and rewarding experience that helps to deliver great services to people." If you have a few hours to spare, let The... read more