News Archive: November 2013

Festive Opp of the Week @ Rotary Club of Battersea Park

This week's featured volunteer opportunity is:

Christmas Day Volunteer, Rotary Club of Battersea Park

Opportunity Description

Why volunteer Christmas Day?

Because of the Rotary Christmas Day Party's popularity we now cater for over 400 elderly guests. With that sort of number we just could not manage by ourselves. Although we do receive help from neighbouring Rotary Clubs in Wandsworth, we rely entirely on the commitment of volunteers. In fact without you being there to help on Christmas Day the Party could not go ahead or be the great success that it is.

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Volunteers recognised at Mayor's award event

Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, recognised volunteers right across the capital yesterday at the annual Team London Awards 2013. With a packed chamber of nominees, nominators and supporters, a host of celebrities helped present the awards to well-deserved individuals and groups that have contributed to their local communities.

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Five characteristics of the top 30 charity CEOs on social media

Being approachable and talking to stakeholders are among the things that help charity chief executives engage when using social media.

Using social media has become a key part of many chief executives' jobs.

An event last night highlted the top 30 Charity CEOs that were #SocialCEOs - and the types of characteristics.

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Opportunity of the Week @ RNIB

This week's featured volunteer opportunity is:

Technology Support Volunteer, Royal National Institute for Blind People (RNIB)

Opportunity Description

Do you have a passion for the unlimited possibilities that technology can bring? Would you like to open up a world of opportunities for blind and partially sighted people?

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Opportunity of the Week @ Groundwork London

This week's featured volunteer opportunity is:

Gardening & Conservation Club Volunteer, Groundwork London

Opportunity Description

Join us in transforming the parks and grounds of Bishops Park and Fulham Palace through planting, maintenance and conservation activities.

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freedatabase Technology Services - FREE Software For Your Organisation

freedatabase is a social enterprise. It was launched in 2011 to provide community organisations with free software.

In 2012 the resource was opened up to small businesses, many of which struggling under the credit crunch. As a completely free service, not surprisingly 1,000 database downloads were exceeded within the first year of operation.

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Trustee Opportunity of the Day @ The Scout Association

In celebration of Trustees' Week, today's featured trustee opportunity is:

Executive Committee Member, The Scout Association

Opportunity Description

This role involves attending the Scout Group Executive Committee (the Group's Trustees) meetings.

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Our volunteering story...Housebound Learners

Over 30 voluntary groups and over 120 prospective volunteers came together at The Wandsworth Volunteer Fair on 17 October 2013. Among those recognised at this event for their commitment to volunteering in the borough, was Alison MacDonald of the Charity Housebound Learners (HBL), who was presented with a certificate by London Assembly Member, Richard Tracey [pictured above]. HBL was founded in 1988 to provide learning opportunities to home-based students who can’t easily attend courses, including those who are elderly, have a disability or are isolated for other reasons.

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Trustee Opportunity of the Day @ Richard Cusden Homes

In celebration of Trustees' Week, today's featured trustee opportunity is:

Building & Development Trustee, Richard Cusden Homes

Opportunity Description

We are looking for a suitably qualified person to help us maintain and develop our existing buildings and lead on planning our new extension. We are a residential care home for frail older people in non purpose built accommodation and need to upgrade and extend. The charity has been established in Wandsworth for over 60 years but we have moved with the times and are looking to ensure the Home is suitable for our residents both now and in the future.. We pride ourselves on the high standards and friendly atmosphere of our Home.

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Trustee Opportunity of the Day @ South London Relief-in-Sickness Fund

In celebration of Trustees' Week, today's featured trustee opportunity is:

Trustee, South London Relief-In-Sickness Fund

Opportunity Description

To be a trustee on the South London Relief in Sickness Fund which meets quarterly to distribute one off grants to individuals living in the boroughs of Lambeth and Wandsworth, who have a long term disability of sickness. Applications are received usually from local voluntary organisations or statutory bodies. Approximately £15,000 per annum is distributed to approximately about 100 people.

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Trustee Opportunity of the Day @ Aurora Health Foundation

In celebration of Trustees' Week, today's featured trustee opportunity is:

Trustees, Aurora Health Foundation

Opportunity Description

We are looking to recruit suitable people sensitive to the aims and mission of the organisation and who are willing to help us develop and move the charity forward. Our success relies on the quality of our staff and Trustees.

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Trustee Opportunity of the Day @ Home-Start Wandsworth

In celebration of Trustees' Week, today's featured trustee opportunity is:

Trustee, Home-Start Wandsworth

Opportunity Description

Home-Start Wandsworth is a local charity run by local people. We recruit and train volunteers to support vulnerable parents in situations as diverse as isolation, bereavement, multiple births, illness, disability or who are just finding parenting a struggle. They provide non-judgemental practical and emotional support and help build the family's confidence and ability to cope.

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