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Becoming a volunteer driver

We are seeking volunteer drivers to help us take predominantly older people to medical and social appointments in the Canterbury district. Many of our beneficiaries are unable to access public transport for a variety of reasons and are often socially isolated, lonely or vulnerable in some way. Becoming a volunteer driver is not just about…

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Resources In Tough Times

After being thrown into even tougher times with lockdown 2.0, here at the CHB volunteer centre we wanted to alert you of the resources available if you’re in need of help.  Food Bank Canterbury Would a food parcel help you to make ends meet or relieve some financial pressure? Canterbury food bank is a community-run…

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A chance to share your pandemic experience

Everyone has been impacted by Covid -19 in one way or another yet, rarely have we all been able to share our Lockdown stories. We would like to give you the opportunity to share your lockdown experiences with us whether you are: a volunteer an employee an organisation a member of the public a recipient…

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Become A Covid-19 Champion

Covid-19 is still worryingly present in our lives, which means that protecting our communities are all the more important. Patricianly with the cold weather and dark nights starting to loom, mental health and physical wellbeing is of primitive importance.  Medway Council, Kent County Council and NHS Kent and Medway Clinical Commissioning Group are searching for…

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Your nomination really counts

£1,000 could make a big difference to the work we do on our Social Transport and Befriender projects. That’s why we’d be really grateful if you could nominate us in Ecclesiastical’s 12 days of giving. Your nomination could be the one that wins us £1,000. Open to eligible charities in the UK, Republic of Ireland,…

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How has micro-volunteering helped us?

During the first lockdown, it was hard to keep motivated in any project. The future seemed blurry and uncertain, as it continues to be, and it was difficult to put goals into perspective. Regarding volunteering, this year has seen a massive change, with so many new rules and limitations coming into play. Many valuable volunteers…

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What Is Micro or virtual volunteering?

During these unconventional times, the nature of volunteering has changed and it can be hard to visualise volunteering being equally as useful when it’s not in carried out person or in the traditional sense. If you consider, however, that volunteering by its very definition entails people undertaking activities of their own free will for the…

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Befriending Week

This week is Befriending Week, a week to show the importance of befriending services and the valuable impact it can have to communities. It aims to reduce feelings of isolation by matching volunteers to vulnerable and older people. This year has thrown us challenges in ways that many have not experienced before, whether that’s mentally,…

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Carers Support East Kent

Carers Support East Kent are looking to form a Carer Involvement Advisory Group (CIAG) and are seeking people who are currently carers to apply to be members of this group. The group would advise Carers Support East Kent on how best to involve carers in their work, and help the organisation prioritise the right services…

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Volunteering around Halloween

Fast approaching is Halloween. Although not everyone’s cup of tea due to the sometimes frightening connotations, it is a time that can be met with some volunteering opportunities. It can also be a time for family bonding, and with the current climate forever changing, it may be wise to keep close to your family and…