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

by Dale Archer

about 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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London Plus, championing civil society

by Margaret Cooney

about 1 year ago by

London Plus is the ‘hub’ body for the capital’s 120,000 plus voluntary and community organisations that form part of civil society in London. We arrived at an interesting time for civil society as the boundaries between the state, voluntary, private and public sectors in supporting civil society have become more blurred. London Plus also emerged out of a shared consensus that although social ac...

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Supporting the London Marathon as it breaks the £1bn mark

by Gillian McKay

about 1 year ago by Poppy Bragg

This weekend sees the 2019 London marathon take place from Greenwich to the Mall. The marathon is one of the UK’s biggest single fundraising events, this year will see the amounts raised for charities since its inception in 1981 break the £1billion mark. In celebration of this fact this year’s campaign message is #ThanksaBillion. In addition to all the money raised by individual runners, the pr...

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