News Archive: May 2015

#InspireVolunteer: Volunteering and making new friends

#InspireVolunteer case study from a volunteer at Groundwork London, Morley Street

While I was on sick leave from my previous job, a friend forwarded me an email about an outreach session due to take place at Richmond library, near where I live. Having too much free time on my hands I went along to see if there were any interesting volunteer opportunities available. There I met Annette, who was immediately very warm, friendly and approachable, and took time to listen to my particular circumstances that brought me to volunteering, and the type of role I was looking for. After filling in a registration form, I went away with the information that a few potential volunteer opportunities would be emailed to me based on the interests I had expressed, and my availability.

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Business Administration Apprentice Level 2 (16-24 year olds only) at Katherine Low Settlement

£4.60/hour = £161/week; 35 hours per week (including training); 12 month fixed-term contract; Battersea/Wandsworth

This is an exciting position for a young person to join us as our apprentice business and reception administrator. We’re looking for someone who’s a strong ‘people’s person’ and able to do administrative work (full training will be given). Most importantly we’re looking for someone who has a willingness and hunger to learn new things in a busy yet supportive environment. More information can be found:

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Open Day at Thrive

Would you like to volunteer for a great charity? Thrive is the leading charity in the UK that uses gardening to bring about positive changes in the lives of people living with disabilities or ill health, or who are isolated, disadvantaged or vulnerable.

Some of the opportunities with Thrive include:

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Mental Health Awareness Week

Three stress-free days of health and wellbeing at the University of Roehampton. Watch demonstartions, play sports, de-stress whilst making a salad from the hive. All welcome, from 12th to the 14th of May from 11ma to 4pm each day. 

Click on the flyer on the right for more information or email

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Wandsworth Heritage Festival Open Day

Saturday 23rd May from 11am-4.30pm at the Wandsworth Town Library

Come and meet your local societies, find out about current heritage projects and listen to talks on a range of subjects. All events are FREE - no need to book.

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