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Christmas really is the season of goodwill as millions volunteer this festive season

Christmas really is the season of goodwill as millions volunteer this festive season

Christmas really is the season of goodwill, with a new study revealing the extent of the British public’s generosity and volunteering intention.    Research (1) by voluntary service charity, Royal Voluntary Service, finds nine million (one in five) adults in Great Britain intend to volunteer to help others this festive season with 38% of those […]

30th November 2017 | By | Reply More
Local volunteers become Dementia Friends

Local volunteers become Dementia Friends

Local volunteers from the National Citizens Service (NCS) have been getting to know residents at Belong Wigan, the state-of-the-art care village operated by Belong, whilst gaining an understanding of what it is like to live with dementia. Two groups of young volunteers visited the village over two weeks. Each group attended a Dementia Friends Awareness […]

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‘Dedicated’ Birmingham volunteers rewarded for their community work

‘Dedicated’ Birmingham volunteers rewarded for their community work

Volunteers across Birmingham have been rewarded for the work they are doing to battle the “lingering sadness of loneliness” across the city. Citizens at the heart of Ageing Better in Birmingham, a programme set up to tackle isolation in the over 50s, have received awards recognising their “hard work and dedication” in setting up activities […]

10th November 2017 | By | Reply More
Spirit of Abbeyfield Award for exceptional long serving volunteer

Spirit of Abbeyfield Award for exceptional long serving volunteer

Noel Dawes, a long serving volunteer at the Society’s supported home in Sevenoaks, was presented the charity’s Spirit of Abbeyfield Award at the annual ceremony on 28th September. The Society’s Spirit of Abbeyfield award ceremony takes place each year at Hempstead House in Sittingbourne and welcomes staff who have achieved long service or NVQs throughout […]

5th October 2017 | By | Reply More
Elderly and young in Blyth take part in social media sensation

Elderly and young in Blyth take part in social media sensation

A SOCIAL media sensation occupied elderly care home residents and teenage volunteers as part of a social action project in Blyth. Northumberland Rocks, as the activity is known, involves Northumbrians painting stones and pebbles and hiding them in the county’s famous beauty spots.   The free activity has taken Facebook by storm, with a dedicated […]

18th September 2017 | By | Reply More
Volunteers create sensory garden at West Lothian retirement development

Volunteers create sensory garden at West Lothian retirement development

Green-fingered tenants at a West Lothian retirement development have been given the welcome addition of a new herb garden. Bield’s Ochilview Court in Armadale hopes to offer tenants with increased opportunities to socialise in a communal area of the development and to join in on the outdoor activities that the garden offers. The Conservation Volunteers […]

1st August 2017 | By | Reply More
Jewish Care celebrate volunteers who make time

Jewish Care celebrate volunteers who make time

Jewish Care presented awards to volunteers spanning eight decades, from 14-year-old school children and film students at Middlesex University to parents who volunteer with their babies and older people who use services at Jewish Care’s whilst also volunteering. The organisations recognised some of the unsung heroes who make a difference at The Betty and Aubrey […]

11th July 2017 | By | Reply More
Slough based care provider treats unpaid carers to a ‘Big Lunch’ during Carers Week

Slough based care provider treats unpaid carers to a ‘Big Lunch’ during Carers Week

Slough based care provider, seakr, treated hardworking unpaid carers in the community to its free ‘Big Lunch’ event on 15th June.   The event, which formed part of Carers Week, provided an opportunity for seakr to celebrate a year of hard work by unpaid carers who support their loved ones.  Joining the seakr team, unpaid carers enjoyed […]

23rd June 2017 | By | Reply More
Bield celebrates volunteers

Bield celebrates volunteers

The manager of a retirement housing development in St Andrews is praising the important work of university students in a bid to encourage others to see the value of volunteering. Lesley McIntosh, Manager at Bield’s Argyle Court, said their success in recruiting volunteers from St Andrews University to help with daily coffee mornings had enabled […]

13th June 2017 | By | Reply More
Care home staff surprise volunteer team in Volunteer Week

Care home staff surprise volunteer team in Volunteer Week

Staff at Oaklands House care home in Reydon, near Lowestoft, have surprised their volunteers with a special treat to thank them for their work. As part of National Volunteers Week, the home’s three volunteers were asked to come to the home on Monday 6th June and were surprised with a bouquet flowers each, a card, […]

12th June 2017 | By | Reply More
The Fremantle Trust recognises the impact of volunteers

The Fremantle Trust recognises the impact of volunteers

Barnet care provider and charity, The Fremantle Trust, is recognising the importance of giving back during Volunteers’ Week. The annual awareness week celebrates the difference that can be made by members of the local community who are willing to give their time to help others. Hendon-based Gaz Twist and his partner Sarah-Lou are both volunteers […]

9th June 2017 | By | Reply More
Volunteers praised for hard work at Bield

Volunteers praised for hard work at Bield

A housing development in Alexandria has celebrated the vital role volunteers play in helping to provide support for its tenants.   Oakbank, joins 35 Bield developments across the country thanking the hardworking volunteers that selflessly put others first, as part of Volunteers’ Week.   Bield, one of Scotland’s biggest care and housing providers, was happy […]

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Norfolk care home welcomes volunteers

Norfolk care home welcomes volunteers

Olive House residential care home in Newton Flotman, near Norwich, is welcoming a new team of volunteers to spend time with residents as part of National Volunteer Week.   The new ‘buddy group’ has been formed, with volunteers giving an hour a week to spend time with residents who have reduced mobility or are unable […]

7th June 2017 | By | Reply More
Nelson care home volunteer recognised for his commitment

Nelson care home volunteer recognised for his commitment

Stocks Hall Andrew Smith House in Nelson are delighted to thank one of their loyal, committed volunteers for all his hard work over a long period of time. Brian Sharples first came to Andrew Smith House when he visited his wife Maureen, who lived at the Home in recent years.  When Maureen sadly passed away, […]

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Volunteering helps Goole charity shop meet targets

Volunteering helps Goole charity shop meet targets

 Providing person centred care and support is Goldcrest House and the Goole based charity Cancer Research as they partner to help service user Dawn Field gain a volunteering role within the Boothferry based charity shop.   When not working in her other role Dawn wanted to fill her spare days working elsewhere. She successfully passed […]

11th April 2017 | By | Reply More
Newly qualified nurse wants to inspire others to volunteer to support children with disabilities

Newly qualified nurse wants to inspire others to volunteer to support children with disabilities

Jodie Rogers, a newly qualified nurse from Carmarthen, Wales, who has been praised for her work volunteering on holidays for children with complex disabilities, is now calling on others in her position to volunteer on breaks across England and Wales.   For over 40 years, national disability charity, Sense, has provided a range of holidays […]

20th February 2017 | By | Reply More
Ditch the date and support a person with dementia this Valentine’s Day

Ditch the date and support a person with dementia this Valentine’s Day

  Alzheimer’s Society’s new Side by Side service is urging people across the country to reject romance and seek a different kind of connection this Valentine’s Day, using its new matching service to support a person with dementia.   The UK’s leading dementia charity is launching its innovative new Side by Side service in a […]

14th February 2017 | By | Reply More
The Orders of St John Care Trust appoints Head of Volunteering

The Orders of St John Care Trust appoints Head of Volunteering

The Orders of St John Care Trust (OSJCT) has appointed Kit Lendon as its new Head of Volunteering.   Ms Lendon takes on the role following six and a half years at veterinary charity PDSA, where she was Volunteering Development Manager.   In her role at OSJCT, she will lead the volunteering team and provide […]

13th January 2017 | By | Reply More
Goole care service users embrace volunteering

Goole care service users embrace volunteering

Goldcrest House service users embrace volunteering at the gardening services charity, The Green Team, to maintain the gardens of the elderly and disabled in Goole who are unable to do so themselves.   One such service user currently volunteering is Jonathan. Jonathan is a garden maintenance volunteer tending to domestic garden maintenance, such as pruning, […]

27th October 2016 | By | Reply More
Chester care home garden transformed by a group of green heroes from Tesco’s

Chester care home garden transformed by a group of green heroes from Tesco’s

A care home in Chester has seen its garden transformed by a group of green heroes from Tesco’s Chester City Centre Community Volunteer Group. Meridian Healthcare’s Lauren Court garden has been brightened up with an array of plants and bulbs ready for the bloom next spring. The green-fingered community champions got stuck in with their […]

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