Festivities | Fundraising

Amazon Smile

Your contribution will help us to support other charities to find the human resources they need, to have their job done. By signing up to AmazonSmile, Amazon will donate 0.5% of the net purchase (excluding VAT, returns and shipping fees) of eligible purchases to us. When you click on this link smile.amazon.co.uk, you can choose…

Virtual volunteering | Volunteers | Workshop

Everything you need to know about Micro volunteering

Micro volunteering opportunities are easy, quick, low commitment actions which are increasingly attractive to both volunteers and organisations alike. This session aimed at: Organisations who: Wish to quickly expand their volunteering offer Are interested or thinking about attracting virtual/micro volunteers Want to quickly and easily increase their range of volunteering opportunities Wish to increase the…

Covid-19 | Festivities | Resources

Support Local!

With a surge of re-openings on Saturday, it is important to not forget smaller business in the rush of bigger businesses coming back to Canterbury. I have chosen a few, (though there are many more!). I feel we should be supporting, due to the investment they have had in the community recently, as well as…

Virtual volunteering | Workshop

Virtual Volunteering Webinar

On the 30th of June at 14:00 we will be presenting our new Virtual Volunteering project. 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 increase the diversity…

Volunteers

Crafting For Carers

With the weekly claps ceasing last week, it is important to remember the dedication and hard work being carried out by the NHS still during these tough times. So when individuals join together and volunteer tirelessly to help our key workers, it must be recognised. At approx. 300 members on Facebook, with 200 not on…

Volunteers

Volunteering is “in”!

Over the past two months, a surge of ten million adults has applied to volunteer, to help create stronger communities.  Volunteering roles can be as simple as shopping for the vulnerable, dog walking, to being part of the running of organisations themselves (i.e trustees). Social media has also massively helped during these volatile times, allowing the promotion of what needs to be done for…

Volunteers

Volunteers’ Week

From the 1st to the 7th of June the UK celebrates volunteers and says thank you to them for the contribution they make and raises awareness about the benefits of becoming a volunteer and the diverse volunteering roles that are available. This year this is even more relevant to be grateful for all that volunteers have done since the…

Covid-19 | Mental Health

Mental Health under Lockdown

With the inescapable topic of Covid-19 being on everyone’s lips, it is unsurprising that is having a profound effect on all our mental health ranging from low mood to constant anxiety, to the general feeling of un-comfortableness but this is perfectly understandable and perfectly natural to feel like this. So,  why does lockdown feel so challenging?  Given the uncertainty in our country at the moment, with some news reports…