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DBS CHECKS: WHEN DO YOU NEED THEM?

DBS CHECKS: WHEN DO YOU NEED THEM?

When does your organisation do a DBS check for volunteers? For everyone who comes through your door? For people volunteering with children? Not at all – and you’re hoping that’s right? DBS checks can be confusing for organisations working with volunteers, so we’ve put together this simple guide to help

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Could you be a Trustee?

Almost half of all charities in the UK have at least one trustee post vacant. So what is it that stops volunteers taking up these roles? Sometimes it’s a mental image of volunteering as being charity shops and tea dances, with no professional opportunities. Sometimes it’s feeling that you have

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How can Community Learning Champions support my work?

Do you work with adults who would benefit from support in finding out about learning opportunities? Then book them in with one of  our Community Learning Champions for a tailored service, supportive appointment and information on all the options available in Greenwich. Our Champions are trained volunteers, armed with lots

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Building a better volunteering experience

Local interest in volunteering is increasing and so is demand from organisations that want to include volunteers – so we are delighted to announce that we have been awarded a £106,000 grant from City Bridge Trust. As the City of London Corporation’s charity, City Bridge Trust awards grants to tackle

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Making volunteering easy – V Connect

I’m delighted to announce that Volunteer Centre Greenwich has launched Volunteer Connect, a fantastic new free online service that makes it even easier for people in Greenwich to get started with volunteering in the borough. Over 6,000 people contact us about volunteering every year so we know that Greenwich is

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Celebrating community action – Team London awards

Last Monday the Chair of the Board of Trustees, Neil Grey, and I spent the evening at an awards ceremony at City Hall. I was delighted to be receiving a Team London Community Certificate on behalf of Volunteer Centre Greenwich, including a celebratory photo with The Mayor of London, Boris

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Community learning – start small, change lives

Community learning aims to help adults to reconnect with learning, get a new skill, pursue an interest or hobby, or support their children in their learning.  It can also help people to get ready to take formal (academic) courses.  Community learning can be delivered via colleges and training providers, and

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Act local – become a Trustee for The Forum@Greenwich

Do you believe in the importance of having centres for community use in Greenwich? Then we’d love to have your help as a Trustee! Who we are As a community centre in East Greenwich, the Forum is a hub for the local area, providing activities for local people and fantastic

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Opportunities for 15 – 18 Yr Olds

Are you under 18 and struggling to find a volunteer role? Want to get some skills and experience for work, an apprenticeship or UCAS form? Try some of the ideas below and find the right role for you: St John’s ambulance St John’s ambulance run a youth scheme – learn

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