News Archive: June 2013

Sport in the Park 2013

Battersea Summer Scheme, will once again keep young local residents active during the long summer holidays with a range of creative, challenging and sporting activities. Open to those between the ages of 8 and 16 it will cost just £1 each day to take part.

Participants will have the chance to experience a whole range of sporting and artistic activities including judo, tennis, football, dance and even the trapeze. For those with a head for heights, there will be a climbing wall and high rope course, plus the Animal People will be there with some furry (and not so furry) friends.

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Policy and Parliament Training

Does your organisation want to make its voice heard in the policy making process? Does your organisation want to influence decision makers but no idea how? Are you a community group that wants to lobby your local MP?

We are holding two one day policy and parliament training sessions in London and Birmingham in partnership with the Parliamentary outreach service on the 17th and 18th of July.

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Opportunity of the Week @ Whale of a Time

This week's featured volunteer opportunity is:

Whale of a Time Volunteer, Whale of a Time

Opportunity Description

Having a whale of a time, using your creativity, developing clay modelling skills, learning about our environment, sustainability and endangered species whilst promoting community wellbeing is what the Whale of a Time Workshop is all about.

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Lifetimes Volunteer Summer Fair

Wednesday 10th July 2013 @ 11am – 4pm

Improve your CV • Learn new skills • Give back to the community • Meet new people

Drop in to our Volunteer Summer Fair to find out about the different organisations working in the borough and to find the perfect volunteering opportunity for you.

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Opportunity of the Week @ Battersea Summer Scheme

This week's featured volunteer opportunity is:

Data Creation Volunteer, Battersea Summer Scheme

Opportunity Description

We are looking for someone to create a data base of local companies. You must be computer literate and this could be done from the comfort of your own home. Therefore you would need to own a computer and have access to the internet. This is a one off creation and should not actually take that long. If you want an excuse to get out of the house you are very welcome to come and sit at the kitchen table (we don't have an office)and demand as much tea / coffee and biscuits as required! If you were interested in doing more office (kitchen table) based fund-raising we would be extremely grateful.

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Opportunity of the Week @ WBC Leisure & Sport Services

This week's featured volunteer opportunity is:

Get Active Wandsworth Festival 2013 Volunteer, Wandsworth Borough Council Leisure & Sport Services

Opportunity Description

We want 20 volunteers to assist with Wandsworth's Olympic legacy event this summer! We are expecting between 4 and 5,000 people at the Get Active Wandsworth Festival focal day on King George's Park, Wandsworth.

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Opportunity of the Day @ Thomas Pocklington Trust

Today's featured volunteer opportunity is:

Gardening Group Assistant, Thomas Pocklington Trust

Opportunity Description

To assist visually impaired residents in pursuing their interest in gardening in the grounds of Pocklington Court in Roehampton. Helping residents creating pots and hanging baskets of plants. Assisting in the planting and developing of a vegetable patch. Helping prepare ground by digging and laving of compost.

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Opportunity of the Day @ The Cedar House Support Group

Today's featured volunteer opportunity is:

Volunteer Creche Worker, The Cedar House Support Group

Opportunity Description

The Cedar House Support Group is for women who are experiencing postnatal depression. The group provides a safe and supportive environment where mothers can get together with others who may be feeling similar to themselves.

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Opportunity of the Day @ SHARE Community

Today's featured volunteer opportunity is:

Life Skills Teaching Assistant Volunteer, SHARE Community

Opportunity Description

Are you looking for an opportunity to gain valuable experience in supporting people with disabilities? Would you like to help our students increase their confidence to live independently? Life Skills is one of most popular classes. We cover topics such as learning about the local area, how to travel safely around London, employability, health, money, and managing personal relationships. We also run a music group on Wednesdays, which is very well attended and includes opportunities to take part in workshops led by the London Symphony Orchestra. Our students in life skills welcome volunteers into their lessons with open arms, and we can guarantee you'll get a real buzz from doing such a rewarding role.

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Justine Greening MP shows support for volunteers in Wandsworth

Justine Greening, MP for Putney, dropped by to meet volunteers from Corporate Executive Board and SHL Group Ltd who participated in a volunteering day at Edgecombe Hall Estate in May 2013. The businesses partnered with Timebank for its Global Services Day held on 17 May 2013. The group helped with a pond restoration project at Edgecombe Hall Estate in Southfields. CEB Chairman and CEO Tom Monahan volunteered alongside CEB staff and were joined by TimeBank Chief Executive Helen Walker.

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Opportunity of the Day @ Volunteering Wandsworth

Today's featured volunteer opportunity is:

Brokerage Outreach Volunteer, Volunteering Wandsworth

Opportunity Description

Are you looking for gaining experience in advising and office administration? Are you looking for a volunteer opportunity to allow you to develop and build on your skills?

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Opportunity of the Day @ Nightingale House

Today's featured volunteer opportunity is:

Small Animal Assistant, Nightingale House

Opportunity Description

Graze with our guinea pigs. Chuck seeds at our chickens. Rendezvous with our rabbits!

Nightingale House (a nursing home for older Jewish people) is starting a small farm in its garden and needs volunteer help on a rota basis to support this new project. 

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Opportunity of the Day @ WBC Leisure & Sport Services

Today's featured volunteer opportunity is:

Get Active Wandsworth Festival 2013 Volunteer, Wandsworth Borough Council Leisure & Sport Services

Opportunity Description

We want 20 volunteers to assist with Wandsworth's Olympic legacy event this summer! We are expecting between 4 and 5,000 people at the Get Active Wandsworth Festival focal day on King George's Park, Wandsworth.

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Opportunity of the Day @ Spare Tyre

Today's featured volunteer opportunity is:

Project Volunteers at Tara Arts, Spare Tyre

Opportunity Description

Spare Tyre are looking for a Project Volunteer to assist with our creative workshops for adults with learning disabilities that take place at Tara Theatre in Earlsfield. The workshops focus on Movement.

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