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Wednesday 18 November 2020
The Government has issued new guidance to help community groups and charities in England understand how to safely and effectively involve volunteers during the second national lockdown. Issued by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) last week (13 November 2020), the guidance makes a number of key points, including that volunteers are exempt from the rule about mixing with... Read More
International Volunteer Managers Day
Friday 9 October 2020
Dave Thomas, Volunteering Development Officer, at NCVS, writes... It's the one day each year that is all about us, a day to celebrate Leaders of Volunteers! So whether you are a Volunteer Coordinator, Volunteer Manager or anyone else who supports volunteers in any way, please join Nottingham Community and Voluntary Service (NCVS) for a special Leaders of Volunteers Network (LoVN) meeting on... Read More
Dave Thomas Volunteering Development Officer at NCVS
Tuesday 15 September 2020
Dave Thomas, Volunteering Development Officer at NCVS, writes... Over many years, we've seen that young people have a passion and enthusiasm to be involved in their community and make a difference through volunteering. Here at the NCVS Volunteer Centre, we're keen to encourage Leaders of Volunteers to harness young people's desire to help and give back to their communities by considering how they... Read More
Dave Thomas Volunteering Development Officer at NCVS
Friday 21 August 2020
Dave Thomas, Volunteering Development Officer at NCVS, writes... The pandemic hasn't gone away but now that lockdown has eased, I am seeing a real determination from many Leaders of Volunteers to re-engage with their volunteers and harness the enormous amount of goodwill towards volunteers and volunteering that has come about as a result of the outbreak. Almost six months ago, at the start of... Read More
Dave Thomas, Volunteering Development Officer at NCVS
Monday 10 August 2020
Dave Thomas, Volunteering Development Officer at NCVS, writes... A very wise Leader of Volunteers once told me that it’s hard enough to get a volunteer to turn up once, but it’s far harder to get them to turn up for a second or third time. As Leaders of Volunteers, you put a lot of energy into attracting volunteers by creating great volunteer role profiles, superb social media posts and polished... Read More
Dave Thomas, Volunteering Development Officer at NCVS
Friday 31 July 2020
Dave Thomas, Volunteering Development Officer at NCVS, writes... Here at NCVS, we are passionate about volunteering and we constantly promote the benefits of volunteering. When we see that support workers are also suggesting volunteering to the people that they are supporting, we get really excited. So if you have a support worker or if you are a support worker, you may be interested to know more... Read More
Dave Thomas, NCVS Volunteering Development Officer
Wednesday 24 June 2020
Dave Thomas, Volunteering Development Officer at NCVS writes ... In my last message, I invited Leaders of Volunteers to think about how their volunteer programmes will adapt as we come out of lockdown. Several leaders have been in touch and we have discussed how volunteer recruitment can be safe, while still adhering to volunteering good practice. One way to do this is to slightly change the... Read More
Dave Thomas, NCVS Volunteering Development Officer
Tuesday 16 June 2020
Dave Thomas, Volunteering Development Officer at NCVS writes ... Over the last 12 weeks or so, many local community/voluntary groups and charities have involved volunteers in new ways to help support vulnerable people during the pandemic. As lockdown eases, it is likely that some of these volunteers will be returning to work or will have less time to volunteer. As Leaders of Volunteers, we now... Read More
Friday 5 June 2020
Nottingham-based charity We R Here has been named as one of 230 UK recipients of this year's Queen's Award for Voluntary Service. The prestigious award is considered the MBE for voluntary groups and recognises the exceptional service they make within their communities. The winners are announced every year on the 2 June which is the anniversary of the Queen's coronation. Last year a record number... Read More
One of the #NottinghamStar postcard designs
Thursday 28 May 2020
Next week it's Volunteers Week 2020! To celebrate and recognise the efforts of Nottingham's volunteers, charities and community/voluntary groups in response to COVID-19, we've teamed up with Nottingham City Council to set-up the #NottinghamStar campaign. The campaign will shine a spotlight on the kindness and generosity which individuals and groups have shown to vulnerable people during the... Read More

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