The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service recognises local volunteer group’s outstanding work done in their own communities. Any group doing volunteer work that provides a social, economic or environmental service to the local community can be nominated. To nominate a group that deserves recognition for their work in supporting the needs of others please visit http://bit.ly/M7NZPJ
Community organisations are encouraged to visit the site at http://www.bitc.org.uk/south_east/programmes/community/the_link_.html and register for one or more of the following services.
Manual Based Projects
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Skill Based Projects
This allows you to register for more skill orientated support in areas including business support mentoring, marketing and PR support, HR training etc.
For further information please contact Mike Toy on 023 9223 0692.
Student Volunteering Week’s Oli Gregory says charities must make students feel valued and allow them to develop skills…
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Sholing Valleys and International Cookery Exchange have both been nominated for the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service and have been invited by Hampshire County Council to an official reception to celebrate their nomination. Both groups have done, and continue to do, fantastic work for Southampton this recognition is thoroughly deserved. We wish you the best of luck with your nomination!
So today, Mandy did something a little bit different… I was offered an opportunity through my school to do some volunteer work with an amazing organization called Habitat for Humanity. If accepted, I would spend a day helping to build a house for a family that could not otherwise afford one. So a…
Seventy-five-year-old Charles Wilson keeps a duffel bag packed and an eye on the news.
Flooding in North Dakota? Better find a heavy coat.
Hurricane in Florida? Get the bug spray.
Wildfires in San Diego? Call mom, 93, in southern California and tell her he’s headed that way.
Such is life for Wilson, the most-traveled disaster relief volunteer for the local chapter of the American Red Cross. In the five years since he joined the organisation, the retired locksmith supervisor at Texas Christian University has crisscrossed the country.
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COSHOCTON — “When you do volunteer work, it keeps you young,” said Grace Pope, who has been volunteering for the senior center since 2005.
Grace and Harold Pope have been married for 65 years and find joy in serving as volunteers for the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program.
"I just wanted to do something to help people," Grace said.
Volunteers are helping run the city’s services in Plano, Texas.
Rachel Williams talks to people who regularly give up their time and asks if this could work in the UK
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