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Thursday 30 November 2023
Looking for back issues of the monthly GreenSpace bulletin? Look no further. We've been publishing the GreenSpace bulletin since February 2022. Links to all issues are below. If you would like to join the GreenSpace mailing list and have the bulletin delivered direct to your inbox, please email greenspace@nottinghamcvs.co.uk.   GreenSpace bulletin 20 (October 2023) GreenSpace bulletin 19 (... Read More
Photo of Dave Thomas, NCVS Volunteering Development Officer
Tuesday 7 November 2023
Dave Thomas, Volunteering Development Officer at NCVS, continues his series of articles in support of Leaders of Volunteers. This time he has some tips to help identify and resolve "imposter syndrome".   In the past few weeks, I have had a number of conversations with Leaders of Volunteers facing a similar crisis of confidence in their own ability. So, I did some digging about this and re-... Read More
International Volunteer Managers Day 2023 theme graphic - Helping Others Help
Tuesday 31 October 2023
NCVS Volunteering Development Officer, Dave Thomas, writes: Volunteers really can do anything! Every day, in organisations and groups across Nottingham, volunteers are stepping up to tackle a myriad of different challenges. The most effective volunteers also have good leadership. That’s where Leaders of Volunteers come in. We might call them Volunteer Managers, Volunteer Coordinators or Volunteer... Read More
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Monday 30 October 2023
We're pleased to announce that NCVS is part of a new Active Travel social prescribing pilot project in Nottingham. The trial will give healthcare professionals and social prescribers the ability to refer patients to services that promote walking, cycling and wheeling delivered within the community. Locally, the project is called 'Travel Well' and is led by Nottingham City Council in partnership... Read More
Photo of Dave Thomas, NCVS Volunteering Development Officer
Thursday 26 October 2023
Dave Thomas, Volunteering Development Officer at NCVS, has been reviewing some of the latest reports on VCSE sector trends, helping to draw out the facts and figures which relate to volunteering. Leaders of Volunteers already know that volunteers are the unsung heroes of our society, dedicating their time, energy, and skills to support various causes and organisations. Understanding what... Read More
Kate (right) and Davia (left) at our partnership Cheers for Volunteers event
Monday 23 October 2023
A big thank you to all fourteen volunteer-involving organisations who took part in “Cheers for Volunteers” at the Victoria Embankment Memorial Gardens. The event this month (October 2023), was designed to celebrate volunteers in the south of the city and to generally promote volunteering. All sizes and types of organisations had stalls. Nottingham Green Guardians and Parks Volunteers, Community... Read More
Picture of four different hats with the words "Leaders of Volunteers. One job." Many hats.
Wednesday 11 October 2023
A good practice article for Leaders of Volunteers by Dave Thomas, Volunteering Development Officer at NCVS.   Two of the many hats that Leaders of Volunteers wear are those of Volunteer Supporter and Volunteer Supervisor. Often these two hats seem interchangeable, but it is good to think of them both as separate parts of volunteer leadership with quite different functions. In my Mind your... Read More
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Tuesday 10 October 2023
We've launched a smart phone app to help boost the health and wellbeing of people in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire by encouraging them to explore the great green spaces in their community and beyond. The GreenSpace NG app was developed by NCVS in collaboration with Doug Colton, a volunteer app developer, as part of Nottingham’s green social prescribing project, GreenSpace. You can download the... Read More
Wednesday 27 September 2023
One Nottingham is recruiting a Voluntary and Community Sector (VCS) Representative, together with up to three substitutes, to join the One Nottingham Board. The One Nottingham Board is the strategic partnership for Nottingham. It is a voluntary partnership and is made up of private, public, faith and voluntary and community sector representatives. Its aim is to work together to champion... Read More
Photo of Dave Thomas, NCVS Volunteering Development Officer
Thursday 17 August 2023
Dave Thomas, Volunteering Development Officer at NCVS, writes occasional blogs, reflecting on practice development for Leaders of Volunteers. In this latest thought-piece, Dave attempts to answer his own question...   Leaders of Volunteers will have heard me saying "What’s in it for me?" in training sessions, network meetings and, seemingly at random, in other conversations. It's not that I'm... Read More