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Dot Dot Dot guardians contribute £2 million worth of effort to voluntary sector

We’re marking a significant milestone – more than 140 years of volunteering by Dot Dot Dot guardians. That means people we house across the country have collectively given over 229,060 hours to good causes since we launched in 2011.

24 July 2019 | News and Features

Letchworth Garden City – what you need to know

Letchworth has a unique heritage of being the world’s first garden city, a design intended to harmoniously combine town and country living. As a result, the town now boasts an interesting variety of sights to visit and explore. We’ve done our research and hand-picked some of Letchworth’s best bits that you’ll definitely want to check out.

The Thomas Crosbie PACE Foundation presents: Coldfire Festival

We caught up with a group of Dot Dot Dot guardians who are volunteering for Coldfire Festival with The Thomas Crosbie PACE Foundation. The festival is created as a celebration of young talent in sport and the arts, and promotes wellbeing, up and coming artists, and offers a safe space for young people to express their thoughts and feelings.

Helpful hacks: Top tips from Dot Dot Dot guardians

We asked our guardians to share their useful tips, for new and prospective Dot Dot Dot guardians, on settling in to their new home. This month they spill the beans on getting to know other Dot Dot Dot guardians and how to add those all important finishing touches to your new space.

14 June 2019 | Volunteering blogs

Volunteers’ Week – a special thank you from the Dot Dot Dot team

Volunteers’ Week is a time to recognise and celebrate the countless volunteers up and down the country who make invaluable contributions to good causes every day. We held an event to say a special thank you to our guardians for all of the fantastic ways in which they’ve impacted positively on their communities.

Bubble Club in action: Ska @ Pride Rock preparation

Now Bubble Club workshops in our Whitechapel property are in full swing, Dot Dot Dot team member, Charlotte, joined one of the weekly sessions to get stuck in helping them prepare for their upcoming event night.

24 May 2019 | News and Features

Why is working for a social enterprise like being a tap-dancer?

Running a social enterprise in a market full of profit-focused competitors is like being the dancer Ginger Rogers, who – as they say – did everything Fred Astaire did, except backwards and in high heels.

24 May 2019 | Volunteering blogs

Dementia Action Week: Starting a conversation

Check out some great organisations where you can offer support to improve the lives of people with dementia. Two-thirds of people living with dementia report feeling isolated and lonely. That’s why this year, Dementia Action Week is about starting a conversation with someone living with dementia.

Spotlight on: Alison – Remembering Not to Forget Part 2

For Dementia Action Week 2019, we catch up with Dot Dot Dot guardian, Alison, to hear about how things are going with her charity, Remembering Not to Forget. Read about the hard work and commitment it takes to run her charity, and the achievements that make it all worth it.

17 May 2019 | Volunteering blogs

Mental Health Awareness Week: Volunteer to make a difference

It’s Mental Health Awareness Week, this year there’s a focus on body image. We’ve collated a list of organisations where you can volunteer to help people regain control of how they feel about their bodies, and to fight unobtainable beauty standards. We’ve also included some organisations dedicated to improving the quality of life for anyone affected by mental illness.

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