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“Being a trustee offers a real and important way of contributing to society”

5th November 2020

Richard Williams Chair of Trustees, Learn English at Home   Learn English At Home (LEAH) provides one on one English tuition to disadvantaged migrants...

Trustee Diversity Matters 

2nd November 2020

The diversity of trustees, or charity board members, tends not to reflect the demographics of the communities they operate in. Many charities recruit informally...

Planning your gap year? Why not consider volunteering?

8th September 2020

Lots of young people are planning their gap years after a tumultuous six months. A lot of normal gap year rites of passage are...

Got an idea for a group or club?

14th July 2020

There is a great opportunity emerging from the RBK Library Service. They are inviting individuals and groups to use their library spaces to share...

Volunteers’ Week 2020 round-up

8th June 2020

That’s a wrap! We’ve come to the end of another amazing Volunteers’ Week. It may have taken on a different format to our usual...

The ‘new normal’ for National Volunteers’ Week 

5th June 2020

National Volunteering Week has become as much of an annual mainstay of my year as Christmas and Yorkshire Day. I had become used to the three months...

Saying thanks to the volunteers from Kingston Association for the Blind

5th June 2020

For this Volunteers Week, we heard from volunteers from Kingston Association for the Blind (KAB), who spoke about their experiences for Volunteers’ Week. Alex...

Kingston’s community response to COVID-19

4th June 2020

We have all been affected by COVID-19 in some way.   With all the stress, isolation and tragic losses of this time, one thing...

How to get involved with volunteering from home

4th June 2020

As much of our country has turned to working from home, many volunteering opportunities have gone digital too. Volunteering from home and micro-volunteering are not new concepts, however, they have...