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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…

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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…

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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…

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Slowly back to work

As the country is slowly getting back to work, many organisations are preparing for how they will cope with the easing of the lockdown. The extent of virtual working during the lockdown will have significant effects on how people will work and volunteer in the years to come.  In terms of volunteering, there are already many…

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Bring people closer together

In such a technology-driven world, social media and online services are key to displaying community messages and advertising volunteering roles. In the current climate, we may feel we are becoming increasingly isolated and unsure of ourselves. BUT, this is, in fact, an environment where you can make a difference and bring people closer together. Presenting…