The Royal Voluntary Service have a vacancy for a part-time Coordinator.
Staffordshire County Council has released a 'Strategic Capacity Building Partner' statement.
They are currently working with partners, organisations and individuals from across the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector (VCSE) to shape their future support for VCSE in Staffordshire.
Congratulations to 'Just Drop-In' of Macclesfield who have achieved their Investing in Volunteers accreditation!
Support Staffordshire were proud to support their application.
You can find out more about 'Just Drop-in' at http://www.justdropin.co.uk/
For more information on IiV please visit http://iiv.investinginvolunteers.org.uk/
Can you help Healthwatch Staffordshire in reaching it's new target to get over 500 reviews on their feedback platform, Experience Exchange?
Some of you may already be aware of Experience Exchange, but if you have not used it, Experience Exchange is the go-to website for sharing feedback on health and social care services you have used or accessed in your local area.
Through their simple rating system you can be as detailed as you like, and all reviews can be made anonymous, if so desired.
At Support Staffordshire we regularly have businesses across Staffordshire who contact us asking for ‘one off’ volunteering opportunities for their workforce. For example a request was recently received for an organisation with a workforce of 20 people who are looking to volunteer for a day in March.
Does your organisation have any projects that they would like a group volunteers to undertake for a day? Volunteers could be involved in projects such as gardening, cleaning, painting and decorating or anything else that you have identified could be of use to your organisation.
A new topic on the Healthwatch forum is now open! The fifth topic is 'mental health and A&E'.
They have posted a couple of web articles and questions just to get the ball rolling, so feel free to respond to those or post about anything else related to emotional wellbeing and physical health.
Do you know someone who puts dignity at the heart of the care or support that they give? Take the time to thank them for their support by nominating them for a Dignity Award.
These awards provide the opportunity to recognise and reward those people and organisations in the community whose actions make a difference and serve as an example to others. This can include young people, family carers, community groups, supportive friends or a neighbour.
Closing date for nominations is Wednesday 6th January 2016.
Support Staffordshire are proud to assist numerous organisations with finding volunteers.
We have received some wonderful feedback from Stuart Briggs of Burton Canoe Club:-
‘I thought I would update you with a success story! It has been some time since last I asked you to sign post potential volunteers to Burton Canoe Club. However, from about five efforts we have had one resounding success – Keith Newbold.
Sport Across Staffordshire & Stoke-on-Trent is pleased to announce the next round of Sportivate funding is now open.
The deadline for applications is 5pm on Friday 11th December 2015. Please read the Briefing Note and contact your District Local Lead for more information.
If in South Staffordshire Chris Wood has set aside Tuesday November 17th 8- 6pm and Friday December 4th 8-4pm to discuss Sportivate with potential projects at Cheslyn Hay Sports & Community High School. Please contact Chris to arrange.