News Archive: December 2013

Season's Greetings from Volunteering Wandsworth!

Thank you for all of your enthusiasm for volunteering in the community. We hope that 2013 has been a great year for you and we look forward to what next year may bring.

Want to win £30?

Tell us about your volunteering experience this year or over the festive season and be in with a chance of winning £30 worth of Waitrose vouchers. You may even have the opportunity to be featured in our regular newsletters or local magazines!

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Reminder - Round 8 of Wandsworth Big Society Fund is closing soon!

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 Wednesday 8 January 2014.

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Opportunity of the Week @ Love to Learn

This week's featured volunteer opportunity is:

Volunteer Learning Mentor, Love to Learn

Opportunity Description

Do you love to learn? Can you motivate others? Join us to increase and improve the learning of young people from refugee backgrounds. We will match you with a young person aged 5-18 to help them with homework once a week in their home. You can be placed with a newly arrived young person, or with a child who has been in the UK a while but who is at a lower level than their peers. We especially target those who have had little or no prior education.

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Festive Opp of the Week @ Wandsworth Salvation Army

This week's featured volunteer opportunity is:

Drop-In Christmas Meal, Wandsworth Salvation Army

Opportunity Description

We are holding a Christmas Meal at The Salvation Army in Wandsworth on Friday 20th December 2013 for our  drop-in for people who are vulnerable, lonely, homeless or suffering from addictions and we are looking for volunteers to join our team and help us make this a special "Christmas Day" for all who attend.

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Help Build a UCanDoIT Volunteer Hub

This post is made on behalf of UCanDoIT:

Help us Build a UCanDoIT Volunteer Hub

By donating online between 5th, 6th and 7th December

Donate as near to 10.00am as possible and your donation could be doubled!

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Volunteering Wandsworth E-News - Out now!

We have just released the November 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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Opportunity of the Week @ Restless Development

This week's featured volunteer opportunity is:

International Citizen Service (ICS), Restless Development

Opportunity Description

Funded by the Department for International Development, International Citizen Service (ICS) is a global volunteering experience that supports young people from all backgrounds to make a real difference to some of the world's poorest people. The programme will also build a generation of global citizens across the UK and in developing countries.

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