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Accredited Level 2 Award in Health & Safety in the Workplace (QCF)
Accredited Level 2 Award in Health & Safety in the Workplace (QCF)
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20-Feb-2020Trends for Charities in 2020 – The Road Ahead Report from NCVO National organisation NCVO has recently released its new report on the forces and trends that will affect charities in 2020. S..

Volunteering and Re-integrating adults

I made a leap of faith from the private sector to the third sector just over 9 months ago. I wanted my 40 hours a week to actually have an impact in real terms….not profit….but people. So I came to work for wHoo Cares, a small organisation with big dreams. With a team of only 3 staff and 30 volunteers, our aim is to tackle social isolation and support vulnerable adults in a rural area of Medway. Previously I worked for a facilities management company that employed over 300 staff and although I managed staff I had a wonderful HR department that I could turn to for support. We butted heads a few times but at the end of the day they had the knowledge and experience to make the right decisions and it was their call. The buck stopped with them…. read more

Georgia Smith

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Ex-offenders and Volunteering

I have worked in the third sector for over a decade - and yet I’ve only worked alongside ex-offender volunteers a handful of times. It wasn’t until Medway Volunteer Network started to speak to so many organisations that support ex-offenders, and those who welcome them as volunteers, that I really began to question, why?  read more

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Volunteering – going that extra mile

Thinking about our volunteering ‘offer’ in different ways can help us to reach people who previously may not have thought that they had the time to spare – and the national initiative ‘Goodgym’ is a perfect example of this.  read more

Georgia Smith

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