Category Archives: Volunteering

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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Volunteering network meetings bringing communities together

March 13, 2015

Following on from industrious Volunteering Network meetings in Bury St. Edmunds and Sudbury, a further meeting of voluntary and community sector groups in March was organised in Newmarket to explore “What Makes A Good Volunteer Role Description?” Facilitated by our local Volunteering Field Officer, Glenn Hubbard, the meeting started with group introductions, an update and discussion

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Successful Suffolk summit shows how volunteering is changing

November 24, 2014

The first Volunteering Summit hosted by Community Action Suffolk and the Suffolk Congress took place on 19th November 2014 – 85 delegates attended this one day event at Kesgrave Community and Conference Centre. It was a chance to listen to keynote speakers and attend workshops focusing on both the local and national topics surrounding volunteer

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Did you know we have 450 volunteers ready to help out at your event?

November 4, 2014

It’s possible you didn’t! So we are running a number of welcome evenings to promote our Sport & Event Volunteer Project. Who is the event for? Event Organisers, how can you make the most of our 450 volunteers who are ready and willing to help out at your event? Volunteers, would you like to join our

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You are invited to the Suffolk Volunteering Summit: 19th November 2014

October 3, 2014

Wednesday 19th November 2014 from 9.30am – 4.00pm at Kesgrave Community Centre Twelve Acre Approach, Kesgrave, IP5 1JF The CAS/Suffolk Congress Volunteering Summit will look to bring new ideas about volunteering into the county and how we can stimulate volunteering across the VCS and beyond. There will be new ideas and key note speakers who

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Volunteering Summit for Suffolk: 19th November 2014

August 27, 2014

If you are involved in volunteering in Suffolk, you’ll want to save this date: Wednesday 19th November 2014. Does your organisation use volunteers to support the work you do? Is volunteering an important part of your organisation or company to support your local community? Do you want to know more about volunteering and how it

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Public joins Haverhill Community Ambassadors to clean up Burton End

June 17, 2014

Members of the public joined Haverhill’s Community Ambassadors for a litter pick around the School Lane area of the town on Saturday 7th June 2014. Armed with litter pickers, gloves and other equipment the team helped to fill numerous bags with rubbish collected in the area from the rugby club, duck pond, park and surrounding

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