News Archive: August 2013

Team London 2013 Achievement Awards

The Mayor’s volunteering programme for London, Team London, makes it quick and easy for Londoners to give their time, find volunteer opportunities and do great things for their city. Whether it’s cleaning up the environment, building stronger communities or volunteering at one of the capital’s great events, Team London mobilises the community spirit and enthusiasm of Londoners to make a difference.

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Opportunity of the Week @ Klevis Kola Foundation

This week's featured volunteer opportunity is:

Refugee Women's Group Volunteer, Klevis Kola Foundation

Opportunity Description

The Klevis Kola Foundation is a charity supporting refugees and asylum-seekers living in South-West London which helps them to play their full part in the community. Arriving as a refugee in the UK can be a terrifying and disempowering experience. Difficulties with language, accessing services and overcoming prejudice are ever-present. We exist to help refugees overcome those challenges, and to help them rebuild their lives.

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Opportunity of the Week @ Freeformers Limited

This week's featured volunteer opportunity is:

TechJam Leader, Freeformers Limited

Opportunity Description

The web is a playground for anyone who knows how to create fun stuff like websites and apps, which is empowering and can save you money. The problem is that we are all users of the web but very few of us know how to make stuff on it.

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Briefing paper – Universal Credit and volunteering

Confused about Universal Credit?

Unsure about what it will mean for your organisation?

NCVO has released a draft briefing paper about Universal Credit and volunteering. It contains information summary about the rules and regulations in this area and some considerations that your organisation will need to make.

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Applications for Round 7 of the Wandsworth Council's Small Grants Fund is now open

The Wandsworth Big Society Fund, is a community grants scheme established by the council in order to 'help communities help themselves'.

The 2013/14 fund which is worth £169,000 is available to support local community groups and grassroots organisations such as residents associations, sports organisations, cultural groups and scouts, clubs and guide troops with a turnover of less than £100k. Applications, together with a local ward council or endorsement, must be received by Monday September 23rd.

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Volunteering Wandsworth E-News - Out now!

We have just released our August 2013 issue of Volunteering Wandsworth E-News.

Our newsletter features all the latest volunteer opportunities and events to keep you in the know about what's happening in the borough.

If you didn't receieve the original e-mail, take a look at the online version by clicking here.

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New Training Dates for MumPlusMum mentoring

Want to volunteer with MumPlusMum as a mum mentor?

We’re looking for mums with at least three years of parenting experience to support MumPlusMum.

Volunteers need to be able to give up to 2 hours a week to connect with another mum.

Having a friendly attitude and ability to listen more than speak is essential.

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Opportunity of the Week @ The Challenge Network

This week's featured volunteer opportunity is:

Project Volunteer, The Challenge Network

Opportunity Description

The Project Volunteer works over four September weekends supporting teams of twelve 16s/17s year olds complete a series of social action projects, this will take place on 7-8, 14-15, 21-22 and 28-29 September 2013. Read More