News Archive: 2015

Opportunity of The Week - Volunteer Horticulturists

Cultivate London are looking for Volunteer Horticulturists to help out with various horticulture tasks including potting up, seed sowing, dead heading, propagation by cuttings and watering plants and herbs on sites in Hounslow.

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Opportunity of The Week - SPIRIT Energy Champion

Groundwork are looking for volunteers in London to get trained up to become SPIRIT Energy Champions. Join the team and learn how to offer valuable energy saving advice and support to your friends, family and your wider faith community.

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Opportunity of The Week - Home Visiting Volunteer

Become a volunteer for Hounslow Association for the Blind if you can spare one or two hours a week or fortnight to supporting a visually impaired person by befriending and assisting with everyday task a such as reading, writing and shopping.

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Opportunity of The Week - Online Library Volunteer

Working from home and in your own free time, Seeing Ear’s Online Library Volunteers will help add books to their online library for readers who need books in an accessible format due to reasons such as visual impairment, dyslexia or a physical disability.

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Opportunity of the week -Activities Volunteer

Hounslow Housing have an exciting activities programme which they deliver to the community as well as sheltered housing tenants. They are looking for people who have a skill to share, a listening ear or simply time to help with practical setting up and running of the classes that they offer.

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Team Hounslow Opportunity - Bucket Collector

Do you love Christmas? Does it fill you with joy to smile at complete strangers in the festive season? Do you like wearing a silly hat? Then the Mulberry Centre needs you! Jolly volunteers are required for the following bucket collections (silly hat optional!).

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Opportunity of The Week - Volunteer Coordinator

Hounslow Foodbox are currently looking for a Volunteer Coordinator. The Foodbox service is provided 100% by volunteers, but the service has developed and grown they are looking for an experienced volunteer to manage the rest of the volunteers.

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Green Grants for London

This is your chance to apply for a grant of up to £12,000 to create greener, healthier spaces in neighbourhoods across London.

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FREE COURSES for learners aged 16-18

Positive Directions are a leading Prime contractor with UK government, delivering employability and skills training. They provide training to get students into employment with qualifications and work experience.

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Crafting Social

Crafting for Community is a social enterprise that sell handmade cards and craft items at local craft fairs and markets. Proceeds go to Our Barn Youth Club (www.ourbarn.org.uk), which supports young people with learning disabilities.

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Hosting new Friends

Grace Willis lives in Chiswick, West London with her husband, two year-old twins and their dog Maisie. She is a full-time mother to two year-old twins, owns her own language business, and volunteers her spare time as a group coordinator for Contact the Elderly Hounslow.

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Team Hounslow Opportunity - Bucket Collect

Breast Cancer Care need your help at their London collections! Last year they raised a fantastic £5,600 from our London bucket collections in October as part of breast cancer awareness month and are looking for volunteers to help them do the same again this year!

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Meet our volunteer: Emma Fielden

Emma has been volunteering for the volunteering services for over a month now. Find out her story and what she gets up to on a day-to-day bases.

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The Harvest Stomp at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

On Saturday 19th September, 12pm-6pm, we'll be celebrating a year of local food growing with communities across east London and beyond. The Harvest Stomp is a new community festival being held at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park to celebrate local growing and local produce.

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A helping hand at the Hounslow Community Foodbox

On the Friday 21 Of August 2015, five volunteers from Accenture UK’s Future Technology Leader’s Programme popped down to the Hounslow Community Foodbox headquarters for the day to lend a hand with daily tasks. Read their story here.

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Opportunity of The Week - Trustee

Hounslow CAB provides advice for the residents within the London borough of Hounslow. They are looking to recruit skilled individuals to join their trustee board and help provide leadership. Trustees are asked to attend meetings which take place five times a year and their their annual general meeting (AGM) which are held in the early evening.

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Opportunity of the Week - Social Action Volunteer

The Challenge is looking for inspiring and responsible individuals to help teams of sixteen and seventeen-year- olds, participating in the National Citizen Service (NCS), deliver social action projects in the local community in South London.

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Be part of an Energy Garden near you

Over the next 2 years the Energy Garden team will be supporting communities across London to transform as many as 50 London Overground platforms and stations into thriving gardens that will incorporate food growing plots and solar energy providing on-site renewable energy for lighting, water pumps or other small scale station amenities. This is your chance to nominate a station near you to benifit your station using community.

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Team Hounslow Weekly Opportunity - Sports Event Volunteer

Were you a London Olympic Games Maker or always wished you had have been? Super
Saturday of Sport is looking for friendly and community minded volunteers who would like
to help with the smooth running of our Super Saturday of Sport event at Feltham Park on
August 22.

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Team Hounslow Weekly Opportunity - Inwood Park Volunteer

Our Park Presents is an afternoon of fun activities for all ages, then followed by an
outdoor film screening suitable for all the family. Come and help out with various activities
including stewarding for the film screening, arts and crafts, children’s storytelling, drum
workshops and much more.

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Team Hounslow Weekly Opportunity @ Ha Meem Foundation

REF: GWA73

Ha Meem Foundation, a registered charity, is focussed on working towards the needs of
the community, in terms of educational, spiritual and communal initiatives.

Eid Family Fun Day is an established annual event that takes place in Hounslow Mosque
(outdoor), attracting up to 3,000 people each year! We're looking for energetic and active
volunteers possessing excellent communication skills with the ability to self organise
through minimal guidance.

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Team Hounslow Weekly Opportunity @ Cultural Community Solutions

Come and join the Cultural Community Solutions for two magical outdoor theatre performances suitable for all the family. Following the success of their 2014 summer tour in Hounslow, London Contemporary Theatre present Kenneth Grahame's classic "The Wind in the Willows"(suitability ages 4+) and William Shakespeare's hilarious comedy of love, "Twelfth Night"(suitability ages 8+).

We have two exciting volunteering opportunites for you to get involved in!

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Opportunity of The Week - Grandmentor

This opportunity is open to men and women aged 50+ who feel they could support a
young person find or stay in education, employment and training or work towards a goal.

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Get into logistics!

If you are 18-25 and unemployed and interested in a career in Logistics, join this FREE two week training programme!

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Opportunity of The Week - Volunteer Mentor for Ex- Offenders

The PLIAS Resettlement Mentoring Programme requires mentors to provide support to
offenders and ex-offenders to integrate successfully back into society and community. The
PLIAS Resettlement Mentoring Programme is recruiting volunteers from the community
and business sector who are willing to use their practical business and community skills
and experience to assist our clients. These mentors will give their time, experience and
knowledge to empower ex-offenders/service users to turn their lives around. Each mentor
will be expected to mentor an ex-offender over a period of 6 to 12 months, having weekly
contact with the mentee.

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Come join us for the journey:

Thousands of riders and spectators will be involved in the Prudential RideLondon events. Volunteers are needed to give directions, maintain rider and spectator safety and generally ensure that the events run smoothly.

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Opportunity of the Week - Event Steward

Bell Square is a new outdoor arts space in the heart of Hounslow, launched in 2014. It's a
place where anyone and everyone can come to see some of the best outdoor performers
in the world, for free. Featuring anything from circus to dance to acrobats, the shows aim
to delight and inspire people whether the are 4 or 84.

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Hounslow CCG Workshop

Both Hounslow Council and Hounslow CCG have said they would like in future to commission more through VCS consortia rather than single VCS organisation bids. 
Many national funders also now encourage consortia bids
To support local groups we have arranged an initial workshop around building and managing effective local consortia
.
 

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Opportunity of The Week - Community Ambassador

Community Ambassadors have a vital role to play as the link between Healthwatch
Hounslow and the citizens of Hounslow - meaning individuals, communities, voluntary and
community sector organisations and other patient or service user groups.

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Opportunity of The Week - Activity Session Volunteer

The Activity Session Volunteer role links volunteers with older people with sensory
impairment in the London Borough of Hounslow who are attending either a textile arts
based activity or an exercise activity every Tuesday morning for 12 weeks starting on the
26th May.

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Opportunity of The Week - Feltham Library

This is a wonderful opportunity which runs throughout the summer to encourage children aged 5-11 to read books. The volunteer will listen to the children as they review books they have read and award prizes. Assistance will be needed with a pizza party and helping children with their reviews and drawings. You will get to work with a great team and have a lot of fun!

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Prudential Ride London Festival of Cycling 2015

On Sunday 2 August 2015, more than 25,000 riders will participate in the London-Surrey 100, cycling 100 miles from the start in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, out into Surrey and then back to London to a spectacular finish on the Mall. A few hours later, 150 of the world's top pros will race on an extended route in the RideLondon-Surrey Classic.

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Workshop - Writing successful bids

When you write a funding application, how often are you successful? Your time is precious and good funding opportunities few, so make sure every application is as strong as possible Come and learn with NCVO consultants how to make your bid stand out.

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Opportunity of The Week - Summer Events Volunteer Coordinator

Hounslow Council Communications are looking for a confident and well-organised volunteer to help them with the council's Rugby World Cup 2015 activation. In particular you will take responsibility for developing and delivering their 'roadshow' at a series of major summer events, and to help brief, manage and motivate local volunteers to sell their services and opportunities. The position, which would last until 31 October, would ideally suit someone with a knowledge of events and marketing who is anxious to develop their skills in the context of a busy events and communications team.

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Opportunity of The Week - Out and About Travel Companion

Hestia Housing & Support works in 22 London boroughs and has over 40 years' experience of providing housing, care and support services to people with mental health needs in a range of services. Hestia also supports women and children experiencing domestic violence, older people, ex-offenders, young people, homeless people and people with complex needs, and also manages several community development and engagement services.

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New Volunteer Service for Hounslow

A brand new volunteering service will support people to find volunteering across Hounslow from 1st April 2015. Groundwork London will provide this service on behalf of the London Borough of Hounslow. The service is called Volunteering Hounslow, and builds on the experience and expertise that Groundwork London has developed over the past 5 years. Groundwork London provides other volunteer services, and is committed to working with individuals and organisations to ensure that they receive the necessary support with regards to recruitment and management of volunteers.

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