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VARB Annual Review and Accounts 2018-19

In Home Page by Nina Porter

Voluntary Action Reigate & Banstead held its Annual General Meeting on 26 September 2019, where the following documents were presented: VARB Annual Review 2018-19 – a summary of the key activities undertaken by VARB over the past year VARB Accounts 2018-19 – the independently certified financial statement for VARB activities in 2018/19 Copies of these documents are available to download …

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Are Volunteers Vital to Your Future?

In Home Page, Duke of Edinburgh by Caroline Foxton

What steps have you taken to future-proof your organisation?  Do any of your plans outline the need to embrace a new wave of volunteers? There has never been a better time for charities to embrace the next generation of volunteers and we would like to give you the opportunity to showcase your volunteer opportunities to young people across the borough. …

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“Why Tech Matters” – Papers from Voluntary Sector Network Event

In Home Page by Nina Porter

On 26 September 2019 VARB held a voluntary sector network event focusing on “Why Tech Matters”.  Presentations and papers from this event are available below: “Principles and resources for digital success” – presentation by Ellie Hale from CAST – Centre for the Acceleration of Social Technology   If you are interested in registering for a free half day “Design Hop” to help …

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Find out more about volunteering – Volunteer Drop Ins, Redhill from 10 October 2019

In Home Page by Nina Porter

Voluntary Action Reigate & Banstead is the accredited Volunteer Centre for this area.  We match potential volunteers with local volunteer activities and roles from over 500 charities and not for profit organisations. If you would like to find out more about volunteering, but are not sure where to start, then come along to a Volunteer Drop In at VARB.  Our …

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Mayors Volunteer Awards 2019

In Home Page, News by Caroline Foxton

What an amazing night celebrating volunteering.  On Friday, 19th July, 42 volunteers were presented with awards by the Mayor at the town hall.  The annual Mayor’s Volunteer Awards now in it’s 16th year celebrated the outstanding contribution from volunteers who have selflessly strengthen our community. There were six award categories this year – long service volunteers, individual volunteers, individual trustees, …

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The Kingston Burrowes Community Fund

In Home Page, Funding News by Caroline Foxton

Local community groups are invited to apply for a share of the £1000 fund. 4 grants of £250 each will be awarded to projects in the Merton, Kingston and Reigate areas. Projects should be focused on work supporting activities with clear benefit to the community, working with young people/children, schools, special educational needs, those with disabilities or the elderly. Projects …

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Young Volunteer Opportunities

In Home Page, News by Caroline Foxton

What about doing something different?  Give something back, help others, develop skills and gain work experience as well as meeting new people.  We have a wide range of volunteer opportunities for young people, from sport, health, social care, entertainment, environment and one off events.  Contact us via email or call us, we are here to help you find the right …

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Struggling with Trustee Recruitment? New Guide available now

In Home Page, News by Nina Porter

Getting on Board is a national charity that supports board level volunteering.  They have just launched an excellent new guide on Trustee Recruitment which is aimed at small charities.  The Guide takes you step by step through the recruitment process and has lots of practical tips and examples that you can use. See the Getting on Board website for more …