News Archive: May 2015

#InspireVolunteer: Volunteering and making new friends

#InspireVolunteer case study from a volunteer at Groundwork London, Morley Street

While I was on sick leave from my previous job, a friend forwarded me an email about an outreach session due to take place at Richmond library, near where I live. Having too much free time on my hands I went along to see if there were any interesting volunteer opportunities available. There I met Annette, who was immediately very warm, friendly and approachable, and took time to listen to my particular circumstances that brought me to volunteering, and the type of role I was looking for. After filling in a registration form, I went away with the information that a few potential volunteer opportunities would be emailed to me based on the interests I had expressed, and my availability.

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Gangs, youth violence and drugs - commissioning masterclass

Are you concerned about changes to the way in which your services are funded?

This course will help you to understand the new funding landscape, alongside networking with commissioners and similar organisations.

On Friday 29 May, Home Office, Cabinet Office and NCVO will be running a commissioning masterclasses for small/medium VCS organisations.

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Opportunity of the week @ Jesus House

This is a week of service (10th - 15th August); during the week, Jesus House rolls up their sleeves and gets their hands dirty quite literarily. Volunteers from the Community go out to residents homes to help with tasks such as window cleaning, de-cluttering, washing cars, hedge trimming, lawn mowing, grounds maintenance and cleaning for disabled, elderly people and vulnerable members of our community.

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Opportunity of the week @ Saracens Dementia Club

The Saracens dementia club are searching for a volunteer to support their weekly club by helping provide refreshments to people living with dementia and their carers. You will also speak to all of the attendees, signing them in for the sessions, and taking any information down when required e.g. for new members.

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