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Volunteering can be a catalyst for social change

Oonagh Aitken –   Volunteering can be a catalyst for social change – if all three sectors play a part The sector must build long-standing collaboration with other charities and companies to ensure the future of volunteering opportunities Oonagh Aitken Volunteers’ … Continue reading

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NCVO and CFG announce new partnerships with other bodies

NCVO and the Charity Finance Group have both announced partnerships with other sector bodies this week. Yesterday NCVO said it has partnered with the humanitarian volunteering membership organisation, Rotary, to help manage its Volunteer Expo initiative which aims to connect volunteers … Continue reading

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University of Chester Volunteering and Mentoring team

The University’s Volunteering and Mentoring team support students to volunteer during their time at University. Students volunteer for a variety of different reasons; doing something different; developing life skills and experiences; getting involved in the local community etc. They work with … Continue reading

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NCVO January Volunteering Update

NCVO Volunteering round up for January NCVO’s new research findings on the volunteer experience were launched on Friday at the national volunteering forum. There is also a brilliant training opportunity for 10 people who want to write a volunteering strategy. The new Road Ahead report has been … Continue reading

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Developing Volunteering Strategies

NCVO has been exploring the importance of developing robust volunteering strategies. NCVO’s workshops and training have highlighted that very few people from VCS services can confidently articulate why volunteers exist in their organisation. This often brings confusion about the role of volunteers, as well … Continue reading

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You Made It Happen Campaign

NCVO are launching a new campaign. NCVO’s research with members of the public highlights that people want to know about the difference their support has made. They want to know how their donations, their volunteer hours, have helped. Thousands of charities … Continue reading

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Family Volunteering Research

Important research is taking place into family volunteering. Led by the equivalent of Shropshire VCS in Portsmouth, the research is looking across the UK at how VCS groups and organisations  offer opportunities for families with children to volunteer together. Examples may range from marshalling … Continue reading

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Opportunity with Shrewsbury Ark

The Shrewsbury Ark is looking for a Treasurer’s Assistant. Do you have book-keeping skills and a little time to spare for a very good cause? The Shrewsbury Ark is a charity committed to helping homeless and vulnerable people, situated close to … Continue reading

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Age UK STW – News

Penny the Piggy bank visits Shropshire on Age UK tour to highlight social care crisis Age UK’s ‘Penny the inflatable Piggy Bank’ is coming to Shropshire to highlight the urgent need for more funding for social care. The latest data … Continue reading

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Full Time Social Action Review

The Government has published its response to the Full-Time Social Action Review for Young People. The response has been issued from Tracey Crouch, Minister for Sport and Civil Society. The Full-Time Social Action Report was published in January 2018 by Steve … Continue reading

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