John Taylor Hospice is opening its first shop – and they need your help!

Due to open on Friday 11 May, the shop will feature high quality goods at low prices and will include clothing, accessories, books, DVDS, CDs and household items. And the hospice is hoping local people will rally to its call to volunteer as retail assistants.

Tabor House responds to Birmingham homelessness figures

After Government statistics released last week show a 60% rise in the number of people sleeping rough in Birmingham, a charity has spoken about the work being done at Digbeth homeless shelter, Tabor House. Christy...

Time to say thanks to our Learning Support Volunteers

In celebration of Volunteers' Week Birmingham Adult Education Service (BAES) would like to give a very special mention to our wonderful learning support volunteers and thank them for their invaluable contributions towards the progress...

Top 5 Reasons to Join Fastlaners and Secure Your Dream Job!

Fastlaners is a free 5 day course that equips you with the tools, techniques and inspiration to secure a job that you love. The programme will supercharge your confidence, skills and knowledge using a whole person approach to finding meaningful employment.

When volunteers connect with their isolated neighbours, everyone benefits

Citizens from Tyburn, north-east of Birmingham city centre, have been rewarded for the work they are doing to help improve connections in their local community. Volunteers from Community Organisers - a project set up...

Volunteers’ Week 2020: #WaveForVolunteers – special ‘shout out’ to all COVID-19 Volunteers

This week people from across the UK have been coming together to say a massive thank you to millions of volunteers.  Today we are sending out a special shout out to all volunteers who...

4 ways to get your family involved in charity work and volunteering

Getting families into charitable work is easier than you think, and it doesn’t involve as much time and energy as you may expect. Here are four ways to get the ball rolling:

Top tips for creating engaging content for your volunteers

Charities rely on the support of their volunteers, and your online presence is a great way to both find new support and to keep interest going amongst your existing team. But how can you make...

Outstanding – The Impact of The Erdington C-19 Taskforce

Erdington MP Hails the 'local heroes' keeping residents and communities safe during the COVID19 pandemic. The Erdington COVID19 Taskforce, established in April, has raised almost £400,000 to support the district’s vulnerable residents. As of the 18th...

BVSC staff complete Team Challenge at St. Peter’s Housing Association

Everyone worked tirelessly throughout the day. There was a mixture of planting hanging baskets, clay pots, troughs and a bedding area with lots of colourful plants - as well as clearing overgrown greenery.