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Shining a light - what a week!

13 June 2019 - 8:37pm

National Volunteers Week falls on 1 -7th June every year. It is a chance for charities to thank the many amazing people without whom their organisation would not be able to do what they do.

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We need to value unpaid work

26 March 2018 - 3:28pm

Hazel Bloor is Volunteering Development Officer for Step Forward Tees Valley in Middlesbrough, based at MVDA. She supports participants on the SFTV programme to access volunteer roles within the VCO sector in Middlesbrough, as well as running a new supported group volunteering programme called ‘Community Heroes’ in partnership with Changing Lives.

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Oriana's experience of volunteering with Healthwatch South Tees

23 February 2018 - 10:27am

Healthwatch South Tees is the independent champion for people using local health and social care services.  We listen to what people like about services and what could be improved and share their views with those with the power to make change happen.

We have a group of volunteers who actively support us to gather feedback, hold information stalls, support us with our work plan and promote Healthwatch.

Oriana has volunteered with us for 3 years and has given an overview of her experience during that time.

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3 good reasons why Volunteer Fairs really work

9 February 2018 - 2:55pm

Volunteer fairs - are they a waste of time or worthwhile?

Suganya Subramaniaraja is the Middlesbrough Volunteer Centre Co-ordinator and went along to a local volunteering fair yesterday.

Listen to her 3 good reasons why volunteer fairs work really well, both for potential volunteers attending and the organisations looking for volunteers.

Listen to Suganya's 3 good reasons  (.MA4 file, approx. 3min46sec)

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Do you have trustees or senior staff with previous convictions?

13 November 2017 - 1:38pm

Next summer will see the final piece of legislation of the Charities Act 2016 come into force, meaning people with certain convictions are disqualified from working as senior managers, financial directors or volunteering as trustees in charities across England and Wales unless a waiver is applied for and granted by the Charity Commission.

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