Latest News from Volunteering Brent

Help young refugees by supervising at an after school club

This week: share your training and experience of money management; research and feed back about local health services; or support young refugees at a busy after school club

WEEE Recycling
12-18 February, The Library at Willesden Green, 95 High Road, Willesden, NW10 2SF Don’t bin it! Bring it!! Has your kettle gone to caput? Headphones gone haywire? Or is your toaster finally toasted? If you’re thinking of throwing away your small electrical items such as alarm clocks, toys, kettles, or hairdryers, don’t bin them, bring them! From 12-18 February, all you have to do is bring in your small broken or unwanted waste electricals to our recycling event and we’ll take care of the rest! Find out more here 

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Could you help a person feel less isolated?

If you'd like to give something back, there are plenty of ways to get involved with your community. Our volunteering roles this week include lots of opportunities to use your existing skills and experience to make a difference to someone's life. Take a look at some of our favourite opportunities this week or search for your perfect role on Volunteer Connect.
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How can volunteering help you keep your New Year resolutions?

It's that time of year again when lots of us are thinking about self-improvement and developing new habits. It's too easy to make New Year resolutions and then fail to keep them. Volunteering Brent are giving you the opportunity to tackle all your New Year resolutions at once by taking up a volunteering!

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Season's greetings and thank you!

Our service closes for the seasonal break from today and reopens on Tuesday 2 January 2018. If you haven’t yet found your volunteering fit, we’ll be happy to help you in the New Year, though our online database full of volunteering roles is available to search 24/7. You can apply for roles during this time too, so it’s not too late! Visit the site here.

We hope you all have a peaceful and enjoyable festive period and we look forward to seeing you in the New Year! Make 2018 your year to volunteer!
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Why I love volunteering with Victim Support - Hussein Mahmood

Hussein volunteers with Victim Support.
Victim Support provides practical help and emotional support to all victims of crime, whether or not they have reported the incident to the police. Anyone seeking support, no matter where or when the incident took place, can contact Victim Support through the free 24/7 Supportline: 0808 16 89 111.
Here he is, in his own words, talking about how much he has enjoyed volunteering.
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Our favourite opportunities this week

This week our opportunities include the chance to: gain skills in film-making, use your DIY skills to help a youth charity, and help elderly and food bank patrons get to seasonal events.

Activity Session Volunteer – Brent Community Libraries
Driver – Elders Voice Day Centre
Volunteer Film Assistant – Ashford Place
DIY volunteer – Ansar Youth Project
Christmas opportunities
Christmas Lunch Volunteers – The Sudbury Neighbourhood Centre
Christmas Lunch Drivers – Sufra NW London Food Bank & Kitchen
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Volunteering this week: use your existing skills for good causes

Volunteering roles this week include lots of opportunities to use your existing skills for good causes. Use your gardening skills to support a well-known children's charity, make an impact by setting up an IT system for a project that reduces loneliness and isolation, or help manage the books in an organisation that represents the interests of older people.

If you're looking for something different, there are always plenty more opportunities on Volunteer Connect.

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Volunteering this week: support young people to reach their potential through fun and creative activities.

Our volunteering opportunities this week include roles perfect for people who would love to pass on their passion for artistic, creative or sporting activities to young people. Other favourite roles this week include an opportunity with the Brent Mencap and a chance to practice your public speaking skills! 

If you're looking for something different, there are plenty more opportunities on Volunteer Connect.

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