News Archive: 2015

Opportunity of the week - Digital Champion

Hyde Plus is looking for Digital Champions to run weekly digital skills sessions at our community centre, the Hillside  Hub. Digital Champions help residents become confident online and using computers.  

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Trustee Opportunity - Trustee, Age UK Brent

Do you want to lead the charity and decide how it is run?  Make decisions that will impact on people's lives? Make a difference to the lives of older people living in Brent? If so, Age UK Brent are looking for Trustees to join their existing board members. Maybe this could be an opportunity for you to play your part! 

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Team Brent Opportunity - Supermarket Collection

Sufra NW is running low on stock and they need your help for a few hours on either Saturday/Sunday 7/8 November 2015 at a Brent supermarket to distribute "shopping lists" and encourage customers to buy one extra item and place it in the food bank trolley at the end of their shop. If you love chatting to people, this role is perfect for you.

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Trustee Opportunity - Trustee, Sufra NW

If you're a strategic thinker, a prolific networker or an expert in Board governance (amongst many other things!) who is passionate about confronting food poverty, Sufra NW would like to hear from you.

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Opportunity of The Week - Organic Food Co-op Volunteer

Energy Solutions NW London promotes the sustainable use of energy and natural resources by providing information and services that lead to more sustainable communities, a healthier living environment and the minimization of environmental harm caused by energy and resource use.

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Green Grants for London

This is your chance to apply for a grant of up to £12,000 to create greener, healthier spaces in neighbourhoods across London.

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Opportunity of The Week - Kitchen Assistant

There’s only 4 weeks left till Sufra NW London launches its Open Kitchen, providing a 3-course vegetarian hot-meal every Friday evening for all the community. There’s lots of preparation going on behind the scenes, but they urgently need to recruit 10 amazing people who can help deliver this new service.

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Meet our volunteer: Emma

Emma has been volunteering for the volunteering services for over a month now. Find out her story and what she gets up to on a day-to-day bases.

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The Harvest Stomp at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

On Saturday 19th September, 12pm-6pm, we'll be celebrating a year of local food growing with communities across east London and beyond. The Harvest Stomp is a new community festival being held at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park to celebrate local growing and local produce.

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Embracing young volunteers

Fantatsic article from The Guardian Voluntary Sector Network about embracing young volunteers:

"Young people get dismissed as too unskilled for volunteering, but charities should support them to safeguard their future"

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Opportunity of the Week - Art in the Park Volunteers

ACAVA is looking for a team of enthusiastic volunteers to help run their 'Art in the Park' activities for  young people and older people in Barham Park, London Borough of Brent during the summer.

'Art in the Park' is a programme of community engag

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Opportunity of the Week - Social Action Volunteer

The Challenge is looking for inspiring and responsible individuals to help teams of sixteen and seventeen-year- olds, participating in the National Citizen Service (NCS), deliver social action projects in the local community in South London.

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Be part of an Energy Garden near you

Over the next 2 years the Energy Garden team will be supporting communities across London to transform as many as 50 London Overground platforms and stations into thriving gardens that will incorporate food growing plots and solar energy providing on-site renewable energy for lighting, water pumps or other small scale station amenities. This is your chance to nominate a station near you to benifit your station using community.

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Opportunity of The Week - Trustee

Brent Carer's Centre are seeking to appoint new Trustees to fill current and forthcoming vacancies on the Board, who will add value and make a contribution to the overall direction of the organisation.

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The Living Room in Brent

The Living Room is a multi-agency approach aimed at providing locally focussed holistic support to the residents of St. Raphael’s Estate with the aim of moving them into sustainable work. Pop down this Saturday to be part of the discussion group.

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Opportunity of The Week - Online selling assistant

Age UK Brent has a charity shop in Harlesden which sells donated goods. This raises a
good amount of money but occasionally we get goods in which have some value but
which we could not sell for the going rate in the shop. We want to be able to sell these
online.

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Team Brent Opportunity of the Week - Ride London

Thousands of riders and spectators will be involved in the Prudential RideLondon events. Volunteers are needed to give directions, maintain rider and spectator safety and generally ensure that the events run smoothly.

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Opportunity of the week - Tackling Social Isolation Volunteer

There are thousands of community activities in Brent and many people who are isolated. We're going to bring the two together to reduce loneliness and so that more people join local activities, eg arts, volunteering, singing, Zumba, adult classes, coffee mornings, gardening etc.

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New Volunteer Service for Brent

A brand new volunteering service will support people to find volunteering across Brent from 1st June 2015. Groundwork London will provide this service on behalf of the London Borough of Brent. The service is called Volunteering Brent, and builds on the experience and expertise that Groundwork London has developed over the past 5 years. Groundwork London provides other volunteer services, and is committed to working with individuals and organisations to ensure that they receive the necessary support with regards to recruitment and management of volunteers.

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