SMK National Campaigner Awards 2021

Nominations are live for the SMK National Campaigner Awards 2021.

SMK are hosting the National Campaigner Awards. Last year it was hosted digitally allowing thousands of people to join in on the celebrations. This year they are doing the same thing.

Can you help find those who have made change happen most effectively & courageously?

Nominate them here: https://smk.org.uk/what-we-do/awards/

Deadline for nominations is:  Tuesday 2nd February 2021.

 

Royal Voluntary Service Calling for Volunteers

Volunteers are urgently needed to help those affected by the pandemic and to assist with delivering the vaccination programme safely and quickly to millions. Please share with your organisation to spread the word. Find out more.

Enabling Safe & Effective Volunteering During COVID-19

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) has published guidance that aims to help organisations and groups understand how to safely and effectively involve volunteers during the pandemic. Find out more.

Call to Action: Parents/ Carers in the London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham

Are you a parent/carer in the London Borough Of Hammersmith & Fulham with a child/children who may be at risk or experiencing serious youth violence, exploitation and/or grooming, challenges with education, criminal and social care systems? If you need support because you are experiencing any of the above with you child/children then please send me a DM. Help for Parents/ Carers

Would you like to support other parents/carers going through similar experiences? ASE is offering free training and support to get you trained to become Parent/Carer Champion giving you the tools and services to support other parents who are concerned about their children…*signposting and providing easy access to key information *provide a safe space to discuss concerns and share experiences *support each other. Become a Parent/ Carer Champion

Training will be online or face to face – subject to covid restrictions

*Travel costs will be provided*

Contact Lydia on 07931777518

Government Publishes New Rules for Volunteering During Lockdown

Civil Society has reported that charity volunteers in England are exempt from rules about mixing households during the pandemic but should volunteer from home if possible, according to the latest government guidance. Find out more.

#NotJustVolunteering

Volunteering Matters have created a campaign to raise awareness of the impact skilled volunteers have on communities, and the depth of expertise they bring in often complex and challenging environments. All you need to do to get involved is post a photo and text about what your volunteers do (or indeed if you yourself volunteer) with #NotJustVolunteering on social media. Check out their example here now and get involved.

The Smile Brigade – Volunteering

With your help, last month we reached a huge milestone having successfully saved over 100 tonnes of surplus food from the landfill and offset 350 tonnes of greenhouse gasses in the process.  In just 32 weeks since we began our emergency food operation in response to the crisis we have provided 93,000 free meals and 18,000 bags of groceries to residents in need. We have also saved a whopping 102.3 tonnes of food waste by turning surplus food donated via our charity partners and local businesses into delicious and nutritious free meals for local residents.

Volunteering

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please register your interest using our volunteer Sign up link or visit our Website.To book a task please respond with your availability and contact our volunteer coordinator Trey – trey@thesmilebrigade.org

Grocery Packers

We need volunteers who can commit to one day per week to help pack fruit, veg and dry goods in the morning from 10am-2pm.

Days Needed: Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.

Location: Clem Attlee Community Hall, Len Freeman Place, SW67TN

Walking Buddies

We’re looking for ‘walking buddies’ – to offer care and support to persons who are vulnerable as the lockdown eases and they are able to go back outside again.

Our walking buddies will support them to regain their confidence in getting out and about again.

Volunteers will support individuals who are socially isolated with very limited social contact with others due to the crisis.

If you are interested in becoming a walking buddy then please reply with your availability along with which locations you are happy to travel to throughout the borough. A car is not required for this role.

Alternatively please fill out our short google docs form to register your interest click here

Become a Volunteer Responder – Your NHS Needs You!

The NHS Volunteer Responders scheme is recruiting in areas where demand is rising.

It supports people who are isolated or vulnerable because of coronavirus as well as working directly with NHS organisations, complementing other local voluntary groups.

Register to find out if volunteers are needed in your area

Volunteers Needed to Join ‘Patient Information & Support Panel’

Do you want to help provide high quality information and support to cancer patients, relatives and carers? Are you someone that can objectively give opinions on what works well, what needs improvement and how we provide information and support? Read on

Charity Shop Volunteer Matching Service Launched

The Charity Retail Association, in partnership with Wil-U, has launched a new service to match prospective charity shop volunteers with local retailers.

Members of the public who are potentially interested in volunteering can go to www.charity shop volunteer.org.uk and sign up in a very simple and short process. Charity retailers who have vacancies can interrogate the database and identify potential volunteers according to their location and specific charity interest (eg medical research, animal welfare etc).