News Archive: December 2012

Working it Out - ex-service personnel with Thrive

Working it Out is a proven and established Thrive programme which with the help of new funding has allowed us to extend the programme to our physically and psychologically disabled service and ex-service personnel.

Thrives Working it Out programme aims to fill a widely recognised and serious gap in the provision of rehabilitation and reintegration services for service and ex-service personnel. Read More

Festive Opp of the Week @ Lifelites

This week's featured volunteer opportunity is:

Fundraiser/Collector, Lifelites

Opportunity Description

Can you spare two hours to help terminally ill children?

Lifelites puts fun and educational technologies into all 44 children's hospices across the UK.

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Festive-Period Operating Hours

The Volunteering Wandsworth service will be closed from 4pm, Friday 21st December 2012 and will reopen at 10am, Wednesday 2nd January 2013.

During this period, you can view our website and do-it.org.uk to search for volunteering information and opportunities. Alternatively, please e-mail us with your enquiry to enquiry@volunteeringwandsworth.org.uk or leave a message on our telephone voicemail system - 0300 365 9950. We will contact you shortly after the service reopens.

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Minute Secretary, Girlguiding LaSER

Minute Secretary, Girlguiding LaSER

Opportunity Description

Have you taken the notes/minutes for a meeting?

Can you offer a few hours about four times/year to support Girlguiding London & South East England? Girlguiding UK is the largest organisation for girls and young women in the UK andLondon & South East England Region, based at Wandsworth Common is looking for several volunteers, each to support one of the following Committees by taking notes/minutes:

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Date set for NCVO and Volunteering England merger

The merger between NCVO and Volunteering England was finalised today, with the organisations set to formally come together on 1 January 2013.

Volunteering England’s 1,800 members will become NCVO members, while existing NCVO members will gain access to Volunteering England resources.

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Festive Opp of the Week @ Demelza Hospice Care

This week's featured volunteer opportunity is:

Victoria Station Bucket Collection, Demelza Hospice Care

Opportunity Description

On Sunday 16th December Demelza Childrens Hospice are holding a bucket collection event at Victoria Main line rail station to raise funds for the charity. Meeting for a 3pm start going through to 6pm. Volunteers are advised to wrap up warm.

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Happy International Volunteer Day!

Every year we take the opportunity to celebrate the commitment of volunteers around the world. The main focus of Internation Volunteer Day is to raise awareness and recognise the achievements of volunteers and voluntary organisations. The purpose is to recognise this commitment, to inform people about the impact of volunteering on peace and sustainable development, and to applaud volunteers for their dedication and impact.

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Opportunity of the Week @ Groundwork London

This week's featured volunteer opportunity is:

Employment & Skills Training Project Assistant, Groundwork London

Opportunity Description

Groundwork London's Employment & Skills Training Team are delivering a range of employment contracts across London, assisting people into long term employment through a combination of training, work placement and job brokerage services.

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