News Archive: October 2013

Opportunity of the Week @ The Plunkett Foundation

This week's featured volunteer opportunity is:

The Roehampton Food Enterprise, The Plunkett Foundation

Opportunity Description

The Plunkett Foundation is offering people, organisations and businesses local to Roehampton a package of support to set up a social enterprise that focusses on selling affordable fresh fruit and vegetables.

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Volunteer Information Evening – Girlguiding

Volunteer with Girlguiding London South West

Girlguiding is the leading charity for girls and young women in the UK. We give them a space where they can be themselves, have fun, build brilliant friendships, gain valuable life skills and make a positive difference to their lives and their communities. We build girls’ confidence and raise their aspirations. We give them the chance to discover their full potential and encourage them to be a powerful force for good.

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Re-engaging with the Labour Market

Yesterday, during The Wandsworth Volunteering Fair, we announced a new piece of research which we had been working on on for the past year. It is a literature review and study on the role of volunteering as a route into employment.

We now have it available for the public consumption should you wish to read it:

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Why volunteering really does matter

This article written by Janet Miles has been republished from the Chapel St Community Fund website.

This week, it’s the Wandsworth Volunteering Fair. Organised by Volunteering Wandsworth, it’s a great way for people to find out more about the various volunteering opportunities in their community. But what impact does volunteering have? Ben Richardson, Volunteering Development Coordinator for Volunteering Wandsworth shared some thoughts with us.

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Opportunity of the Week @ Hestia Age Activity Centre

This week's featured volunteer opportunity is:

Volunteer Cook's Assistant, Hestia Age Activity Centre

Opportunity Description

This vibrant centre has a particular focus on elders in Wandsworth. Some centre users have mental health issues and some have physical disabilities. They come to the centre for lunch and activities Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.

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Wandsworth Volunteering Fair 17 October

People who live, work or study in Wandsworth are invited to The Wandsworth Volunteering Fair, which takes place on 17 October at the Civic Suite, in Wandsworth High Street. The Fair will enable everyone with an interest in volunteering to learn more about the opportunities on offer in the borough.

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Opportunity of the Week @ Disability Sports Coach

This week's featured volunteer opportunity is:

Disability Sports Club Volunteer, Disability Sports Coach

Opportunity Description

Disability Sports Coach (DSC) is a charity that provides a professional coaching service for disabled people throughout the UK. We offer coaching from grass roots to international level at mainstream schools, special schools, clubs, other charities & organisations. We deliver sports to all disability groups regardless of ability.

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Opportunity of the Week @ Free Cakes for Kids Battersea

This week's featured volunteer opportunity is:

Volunteer Cake Baker, Free Cakes for Kids Battersea

Opportunity Description

Free Cakes for Kids Battersea is a community service to families who find it difficult to provide a birthday cake for their child. We are looking for volunteer bakers to make birthday cakes for children in need. This is a great opportunity to put a smile on a child's face and develop your cake making and decorating skills.

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Healthwatch Wandsworth

Healthwatch Wandsworth is the new independent consumer champion for health and social care services in England. It is created to give children, young people and adults a powerful voice – making sure their views and experiences are heard by those who run, plan and regulate health and social care services in Wandsworth.

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