News Archive: 2016

Opportunities of the Week 19/12/2016

Volunteering placements are available in a huge range of settings and roles, and provide the perfect opportunity to try out a career or gain valuable work experience.

If you'd like support in finding an opportunity that will help you gain experience in a specific area, talk to us at our drop-in or email enquiry@volunteeringhounslow.org.uk

 

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Opportunities of the Week 12/12/2016

Volunteering placements are available in a huge range of settings and roles, and provide the perfect opportunity to try out a career or gain valuable work experience.

If you'd like support in finding an opportunity that will help you gain experience in a specific area, talk to us at our drop-in or email enquiry@volunteeringhounslow.org.uk

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Opportunities of the week 05/12/2016

Volunteering placements are available in a huge range of settings and roles, and provide the perfect opportunity to try out a career or gain valuable work experience. Have a look at one of our opportunities today!

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Volunteer Story - Debashis

Debashis Ghosh from Feltham is an experienced and professional social worker from India who has worked in the social care sector for over 11 years. Debashis hopes his volunteering experience can help prepare him for a job whilst also engaging in a variety of new activities.

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#MakeItHappen - Krzys

Krzysztof Sumeracki is a warehouse operator who used to volunteer as a graphic designer in his spare time. Volunteering allowed him to meet new people whilst developing his skills in graphic design and communication.

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#MakeItHappen - Saqlain

Saqlain Choudry is a full time A-level student from North London who has managed to also find some time during his busy schedule to volunteer for Kids Run Free. He joined the organisation in October 2015 as a volunteer assistant, and in the short time has been promoted in his role to earn the title of Running Event Director!

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#MakeItHappen - Spencer

Spencer Devine is a Lead Volunteer who approached local volunteers with a social action idea to clean up his local Bridleway, a spot he regularly jogs through with his wife and two children.

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#MakeItHappen - Meg

Meg Kirk plays an active role in her local community and is also a Trustee for a local mental health charity.

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#MakeItHappen - Emma

Emma was looking for permanent work and started volunteering to boost her confidence and learn new skills whilst making a difference to a cause she felt passionate about.

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#MakeItHappen - Vinod

Vinod Rajder is a semiretired Software Engineer and IT professional. He shares his knowledge and passion in IT as a volunteer as a Digital Champion. He also volunteers as a Driver for a residential home in looking after service users with learning and physical disabilities.

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ValueYou scheme launches in the Hounslow

Today a new charitable scheme launches in Hounslow, providing a discount card to people that volunteer 100 hours or more for a charity, hospital, school or not for profit library or park service in the Borough.

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Volunteer Team go Micro-Volunteering

On the sunny afternoon of Wednesday 13 April, the Volunteering Team headed down to the Samuel Lewis Trust estate in Camberwell where we offered half a dozen pairs of hands for a couple of hours to paint a cargo container for Groundwork London’s Repurpose project.  The project aims to improve the estate environment, promote reuse, reduce waste and fly-tipping. Old and unwanted furniture is taken in and up-cycled by a team of volunteers, trainees and specially trained staff. The furniture is then sold back to the local community with unusable items being collected by the council.

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Volunteer Story - Harjit and Sandy

Harjit Jhooti from Bedfont and Sandy Virk from Feltham volunteered as Event Volunteers for Hounslow Council’s Be Inspired Festival in September 2015. Although they have full time jobs in finance and marketing, they decided to start volunteering together on the weekends when they had free time.

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Power To Change Grant

Power to change are pleased to announce they will begin accepting applications for a £10 million Community Business Fund on 26 April 2016. They will be awarding grants between £50,000- £300,000. They are also pleased to announce they will begin accepting applications for their £10 million Community Business Fund on 26 April 2016. Power to Change will be awarding grants between £50,000- £300,000 to support and develop community businesses in England.

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Opportunity of The Week - Mentoring

Who needs an Ally? Young people in the care of their local authority often lose regular contact with family & friends. Volunteering Matters works jointly with Social Services in Hounslow, provides an Independent Visitor Service to help fill this gap.

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Opportunity of The Week - Team Westminster Ambassador

Join our friendly team of volunteer Ambassadors providing event and local information to members of the public at events throughout the borough of Westminster. We cover large scale sporting, cultural and ceremonial events to smaller scale charity and community occasions.

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Opportunity of The Week - Home-Start Volunteer

Home-Start is a voluntary organisation in which volunteers offer regular support, friendship and practical help to young families under stress in their own homes helping to prevent family crisis or breakdown.

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Team Hounslow Opportunity - London Winter Run

The 2016 Cancer Research UK London Winter Run is taking place on Sunday 31st January and they are looking for a number of volunteers to join their team on the day to help deliver a fun, memorable and successful central London 10km running event!

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Opportunity of The Week - Charity Shop Volunteer

New Charity shop and community hub just opening in Brentford! Cathja's Kitchen Table is a unique space raising money for Cathja and they will be developing a variety of community activities for everyone to join in with.

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