Bloomin’ Brum Campaign Gets Backing of Birmingham Civic Society

The Social Action Campaign is part of the UpRising Birmingham leadership programme for 18-25 year olds.

John Taylor Hospice: three volunteers share their stories

From welcoming visitors in reception to working behind the scenes and maintaining the grounds, volunteers are an invaluable part of the John Taylor Hospice team. The Birmingham-based hospice – that provides specialist palliative and end...

Introducing the Permission to Smile campaign

With the public sector in retreat, we urgently need to re-stimulate that sector of society which is about people doing things with and for each other.

Thomas Franks provides Big Feed food boost to #BrumTogether campaign

#BrumTogether, which is working to provide the city’s vulnerable residents with essential services and supplies, has been given a helping hand by kind-hearted caterer, Thomas Franks.

Nominations open for the 2017 Volunteering Awards

Every year we celebrate our unsung heroes with the Volunteering Awards, as part of Volunteers' Week.

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.

‘Multiplying’ a free online training platform to positively impact volunteer management

14 organisations recently gathered in Birmingham to hear more about the Levol-app project and the innovative platform on Volunteer Management. The Levol-app project has entered its final stretch and the online platform, available in five...

Fundraising family step up to support charities during lock down

A kind-hearted family has embarked upon on a series of fundraising challenges to raise vital funds for John Taylor Hospice and Motor Neurone Disease Association to thank the charities for providing much-needed care for their dad.

What are the Legal rights of volunteers?

Volunteering is on the increase! And whilst volunteers do not have employment rights, organisations recruiting volunteers need to consider other legal obligations.

Another busy year for BVSC’s Team Challenge

2019 has been another busy year for BVSC’s Team Challenge programme. Between May and November we have facilitated eight challenges across the city, and the work of our wonderful corporate volunteers has made a...