News Archive: April 2016

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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