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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
Volunteers' Week and Small Charity Week 2020 logos
Tuesday 19 May 2020
This June, we're launching a three-week campaign, spanning Volunteers' Week and Small Charity Week, to celebrate Nottingham's community response to the pandemic. Now more than ever, we feel it's vital to shine a spotlight on the volunteers, charities and community/voluntary groups who are doing incredible work to support the city's most vulnerable people during the coronavirus crisis. Ordinarily... Read More
Tuesday 31 March 2020
Over the past few weeks, we have been encouraged by a continued influx in volunteering requests from people in Nottingham looking to help those in need during the coronavirus pandemic. We are also receiving regular requests for volunteers from organisations working on the frontline to support some of the city's most vulnerable. We encourage more people in Nottingham to get involved in supporting... Read More
Monday 16 December 2019
Congratulations to Nottingham's Keiren Thompson who received the Unsung Hero Award at the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Awards on Sunday (15 December). Keiren runs the local community project Helping Kids Achieve in Bulwell, alongside a dedicated team. The 31-year old was inspired to set up the group and make a change in the city after being hospitalised as a teenager following an attack. ... Read More