Volunteering News

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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
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
Posted: 10 Jun 2016
A prestigious award ceremony was held this week to recognise those who give to their community and it was the young people of this borough that stole the show with their inspiring stories. The Merton Partnership was joined by over 100 guests at The Hub in Morden on Wednesday 8th June including Mayor of Merton Councillor Brenda Fraser, Leader of the Council Councillor Stephen Alambritis, Chief Executive of LBM Ged Curran and Chief Executive of Greater London Volunteering James Banks. The evening... read more
Posted: 6 Jun 2016
Merton CIL is a disabled people’s user-led organisation. This means that at least 75% of their board are disabled people. They promote the inclusion, choice, and independence of disabled people in Merton. They were established to provide a voice for disabled people in the borough and to provide support to disabled people in all areas of their lives. As part of their ongoing strengths building as an organisation, they are looking for some outstanding candidates to join their dedicated board of... read more