Category: Community News

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Giving Tuesday success for VCS North Kesteven

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The team at VCS North Kesteven, alongside staff at Community Lincs, helped raise a total of £150 to support local mental health groups in the Sleaford area for Giving Tuesday. Staff and volunteers donated festive items to fill hampers that were then raffled off and the proceeds paid towards Christmas meals for the group’s attendees. …

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Unlock- Survey for people with convictions

Unlock, the charity supporting the rights of ex-offenders, have a created an online survey to provide information to the Ministry of Justice about the experiences of people with convictions in finding work. In particular, they are keen that MoJ hears about the barriers that people face as a direct result of their criminal record, both …

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Lincolnshire Volunteer Card sessions available

Sign up to Volunteer Card Training and join in an innovative FREE training programme to recognise and reward Lincolnshire Volunteers!

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Keep Lincoln tidy on Tuesday 13th December!

Calling all volunteers! Keep Britain Tidy plan to hold a big litter blitz event on Sincil Bank opposite the stadium and further upstream on Tuesday 13th Dec. They will need LOTS of volunteers to get this area clean, so please can you help us spread the word and perhaps get involved yourself? It would be …

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It’s Giving Tuesday! Find out how to get involved.

Voluntary Centre Services are encouraging people to give their time this Giving Tuesday on 29th November 2016.

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Lincolnshire’s Living With and Beyond Cancer Programme

Lincolnshire West CCG has the ambition that every person in Lincolnshire with a cancer diagnosis be offered support during their cancer journey. There are currently 2.5 million people in the UK living with cancer, this is expected to rise to 4 million by 2030. Cancer survival is at its highest ever, with significant improvements made in …

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The Foundation for Social Improvement – workshops

The FSI are delighted to announce that as part of Local Charities Day they will be delivering 560 training places in eight different cities across the UK as well as 20 online webinars! If you haven’t heard about Local Charities Day it’s funded by the Office for Civil Society and is taking place on 16 December this year.  It …

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Positive transport stories needed!

Do you, or someone you know, use public transport to reduce isolation and improve your social life? Whether you regularly get the bus to lunch club, or often catch the train for a meet up with friends, the Campaign for Better Transport is looking for positive stories of the importance of public transport in combating loneliness – …

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Volunteering coffee morning – Market Rasen

A free volunteering-themed coffee morning takes place on Wednesday 16 November 2016, 10.30am-11.30am at the Market Rasen Hub. The event, hosted by Voluntary Centre Services West Lindsey, will provide advice to anyone interested in volunteering, or finding out about volunteering in the local area. Free hot drinks will be available.  

Merry Volunteering: Let us know about your festive volunteering roles

Whether you’re planning a big community lunch, shoebox parcels, sending cards to your clients or something completely different, please let us know about your seasonal volunteering requirements. As ever we’re already receiving requests for those who want to help others both during the Christmas holidays and on Christmas day itself. Please contact your local office today to let …

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