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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,…

Virtual volunteering

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…

Virtual volunteering

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…

Befriending

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,…

Volunteers

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…

Festivities | Resources

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…

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 | 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…