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Volunteering and sector news

Volunteering roles at Crisis at Christmas 2014

From 22nd December until 30th December, at centres all across London

Crisis at Christmas is a lifeline for thousands of homeless people, offering support and companionship during the holiday period. For guests, it can also be a first step into Crisis’ education, employment, housing and health & wellbeing services. From haircuts, to housing advice, to healthcare appointments, Crisis at Christmas is made possible through the generosity of thousands of people who donate time, skills, goods and services. The experience for guests can be life-changing and Crisis are looking for volunteers to support delivery of the project which starts from 22nd December and runs till 30th December. Crisis are in particular need for volunteers at their residential centres as well as on the night shifts.

If you would like to find out more and register please visit the Crisis website.

Governance for Good in London’s Voluntary and Community Sectors

Friday 14 November 2014, 9.30am-1pm – City Hall, SE1 2AA

Good Governance is our free event for Trustees of London’s voluntary and community sector. It will give you the chance to find out about developments in the law in relation to charity governance, the funding landscape for charities in the capital, and how to recruit new members to your Boards. To find out more and to book your place please click here.

GLV conference re:defines volunteering

re:defining volunteering, our major conference for everyone involved in volunteering, took place on 25 September 2014.

You can find out more about the event, and download copies of the workshop slides from the day, by going to our conference page.

You’ll also find out more about what delegates thought from checking out our twitter feed (@GLVolunteering) or searching for our conference hashtag #redefine.

Congratulations to the Team London Awards winners!

Last night (17 September 2014) the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, and celebrity guests presented awards to the volunteers nominated by you for making an outstanding contribution to our communities.

We’d like to congratulate everyone who was nominated, and the winners.

Particular congratulations to Nicky Gee from GLV member organisation Barking and Dagenham Volunteer Centre, pictured below collecting her award:

Team London Awards, City Hall - 17Sep14


More details and photos of the event are on the Team London website.


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