News and forthcoming events
Help raise funds through AmazonSmile
The AmazonSmile scheme supports charitable organisations by donating a proportion of the value of sales. Everyone who buys from Amazon and wants to support us can join the scheme by choosing us.
All you have to do is visit the signup page. You will be asked to log in to the Amazon site if you aren’t already. Then all you have to do is click on the button labelled Start Shopping.
After that you can shop the Amazon site as normal. Products, prices and shopping features are exactly the same as before. The one change is that part of the value of your purchases (excluding VAT, returns and delivery) is passed to us as a donation. Amazon doesn’t take any commission.
Every time you visit Amazon after signing up, use smile.amazon.co.uk instead of the old address (don’t forget to bookmark it in your browser). You will know you’re in the scheme because a little notice appears under the search bar near the top of the screen.
Volunteer Managers’ Network Meetings
These meetings are open to all volunteer managers working in South Gloucestershire. They are friendly and informal gatherings where managers can share ideas and expertise and discuss any issues or concerns.
The next meeting will be held at 10am on Wednesday 6 March 2019 at the Carers Centre, Vassall Centre, Gill Avenue, Fishponds BS16 2QQ. This meeting will be focusing on Volunteer Week planning and how the hours worked by volunteer managers compare with the number of volunteers managed.
- Thursday 13 June 2019 at 10am, at Brunelcare, Saffron Gardens, Prospect Place, Whitehall, Bristol. BS5 9FF.
- Wednesday 11 September 2019 at Bristol Home-Start, The Greenway Business Centre, Doncaster Road, Southmead. BS10 5PY.
- Thursday 14 November 2019 at Jigsaw, The Bakery Annexe, 4-7 Chapel Street, Thornbury. BS35 2AW.
Please contact Kim Webb here at the Thornbury Volunteer Centre if you wish to attend.
News & information
Christmas Award Ceremony: To mark our 30th anniversary, we presented special awards to five local organisations.
Alan Hudson award: The 2018 award for volunteering excellence goes to Sandi Shallcross of Thornbury Museum.
Help raise funds through AmazonSmile: If you shop at Amazon we are donated funds. More information.
Meeting dates arranged: Four meetings of the Volunteer Managers’ Network have been arranged for 2019. Details here.
Updated mailing list: You can now manage your subscription to our mailing list for yourself.