Virtual volunteering Mission

Since 2007 the Canterbury & Herne Bay Volunteer Centre has been supporting, promoting and developing volunteering opportunities within the Canterbury District. As technology continues to evolve, people are looking for new ways to volunteer in a non-traditional way keeping up with the new technologies and trying to better time-manage their lives in this busy world.Continue reading “Virtual volunteering Mission”

Lawyers set up buddy scheme to help elderly during coronavirus isolation

Press release from 19 March 2020 Staff from law firm Furley Page have set up a telephone buddy system to offer companionship and support to elderly members of the community who need to self-isolate due to the coronavirus outbreak.  Lawyers Val Prosser and Melanie Christodoulou, who are the regional co-ordinators for Re-engage, have set up theContinue reading “Lawyers set up buddy scheme to help elderly during coronavirus isolation”

Stop spreading the virus, start spreading kindness

The impact of the coronavirus, is being felt all over the world and in the light of uncertainty surrounding the recent outbreak, our priority continues to be the wellbeing of our volunteers, organisations and staff. We are committed to ensure that our work continues in the safest way, as we are taking all necessary stepsContinue reading “Stop spreading the virus, start spreading kindness”

Getting ready for Virtual Volunteering Workshop

As part of our new Virtual Volunteering initiative, we would like to invite you to our forthcoming workshop. This is an introductory session aimed at organisations who: Wish to find out more about this new service Are interested or thinking about utilising virtual volunteers Want to increase their range of volunteering opportunities Wish to increaseContinue reading “Getting ready for Virtual Volunteering Workshop”

Virtual Volunteering

We are piloting this project in the Canterbury district as this district has a mix of both urban and rural areas.  We aim to work with a number of organisations to explore and co-produce resources to support and increase the development of virtual volunteering opportunities across the District. In terms of volunteers, we will beContinue reading “Virtual Volunteering”

Referral and Support of Volunteers

One of the core functions of any Volunteer Centre or Bureau is the referral of volunteers. On average we deal with approximately 1000 volunteers per year. Our aim is to match up the skills of volunteers with the volunteering opportunities offered by organisations. Increasingly, we are receiving requests for volunteering opportunities from emails, or thoseContinue reading “Referral and Support of Volunteers”