Category Archives: Volunteering

Save the dates! Community Action Suffolk conferences this autumn

June 26, 2015

Community Action Suffolk is developing a suite of conferences for the autumn. Each conference can be attended in its own right but they are designed to complement each other and you may find all three very helpful. This is advance notice of the events so you can pencil them in your diary. More information will

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Thousands of volunteers across Suffolk celebrated during Volunteers Week 2015

June 15, 2015

Volunteers Week across Suffolk was a great success with many charities and organisations recognising the huge impact that volunteers have in supporting delivering services, but also about the personal relationships they build. Many groups held events and activities to show the work of their volunteers, but most importantly to thank them. Volunteering Field Officer Carolyn Shaw

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Volunteers Week 2015: Celebrating all our volunteers in Suffolk!

June 4, 2015

It’s Volunteers Week! There’s an incredible amount of volunteering going on in Suffolk, by young and old and everybody in between! Volunteering doesn’t require a big commitment, and often it’s the little things which mean the most – maybe just calling in on an elderly neighbour, or giving someone a lift. We’d like to say a

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Volunteers Week 2015: Meet Michael, who makes our favourite events happen!

June 4, 2015

Having worked with and supported many dedicated volunteers and event organisers throughout the Sport and Event Volunteering project, it is great to hear people’s personal stories behind why they get involved in volunteering and continue to do so. We’d like to introduce you to one of our fantastic volunteers, Michael. Please tell us a little

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Volunteers Week 2015: Meet Peter, our very own Volunteering Olympian!

June 4, 2015

Prior to the hosting of the 2012 London Olympics & Paralympics, Peter, by his own admission had been relatively inactive, in terms of volunteering. However, Peter like many others was inspired to get involved and support the London 2012 Olympics & Paralympics, by signing up to become a volunteer ‘Gamesmaker’. Following a late call up,

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Sport & Event Volunteering Project featured in House of Lords debate

April 28, 2015

In a recent House of Lords debate on the social and economic value of volunteering in sport, Suffolk’s Sport & Event Volunteering Project was highlighted as a positive example of the excellent work that can be achieved through coordinated volunteering within the local community. The wider debate considered findings from the ‘Hidden Diamonds’ report recently

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Do you know how many volunteers there are in Suffolk?

April 8, 2015

Well, no-one really knows… but Community Action Suffolk is aiming to find out and you can help us! In a world where figures often feel like they hold the answers to many questions, we are coming to you to ask for your help. We would like to show funders and people who hold decision making positions the strength and

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