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Being a voluntary board member – it’s a two-way street!

by Dale Archer

about 1 year ago by Dale Archer

In our second blog of Trustees Week, we celebrate more great work of ICAEW staff in voluntary board roles. Charity trustees and voluntary board members come from all walks of life. What can you do to make a difference today? Darren Paterson works in professional standards and is a voluntary board member with Northamptonshire Rural Housing Association. Darren, why did you become a board member? ...

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Celebrating the 35th Annual Volunteers Week!

by Lynn Cadman

over 1 year ago by Dale Archer

This year, Volunteers Week (1-7 June) celebrated the 35th anniversary of this annual campaign to recognise, celebrate and thank volunteers. It is co-ordinated by NCVO (the National Council of Voluntary Organisations) which is itself commemorating its centenary this year. During the week hundreds of events take place to thank volunteers and raise awareness of the huge array of volunteering oppor...

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Use your skills to volunteer – and take a step up the career ladder along the way

by Dale Archer

over 1 year ago by Dale Archer

As we celebrate Volunteers Week 2019, we talked to Vanessa Johnson at Governors for Schools about how skills-based volunteering can be good for your career and your community. Becoming a school governor can lead to a better future for you, your career and the young people in your area. You’ll develop new skills, build your network and gain board-level experience - all while giving back to your ...

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Make volunteering your 2019 New Year’s Resolution

by Poppy Bragg

almost 2 years ago by Poppy Bragg

Here are nine reasons why volunteering is the New Year’s Resolution to make (and keep) in 2019. 1. You can contribute to a cause that you care about “The broadest, and maybe the most meaningful definition of volunteering: Doing more than you have to because you want to, in a cause you consider good.” – Ivan Scheier Whether your chosen cause relates to supporting education, health, sports or art...

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