18 April 2019 | Volunteering blogs
Whilst Earth Day may be just one date in your calendar, it’s environmental message mobilises hundreds of millions of people across the globe to bring about a collective fight to regain control over our planet’s deteriorating ecosystem. Discover some crucial organisations where you can volunteer to join the war against the further destruction of our one planet.
Newham is one of our biggest guardian communities, with over 60 Dot Dot Dot guardians from all walks of life living in and around Custom House and Canning Town. Sam has recently moved into the area in East London and shares his experience so far of what it’s like to be a Dot Dot Dot guardian.
5 April 2019 | News and Features
Ensuring property guardians are safe: our response to recent prosecution of a property guardian company
It is part of our mission to raise the standards across the property guardian industry. A story was recently published highlighting bad practice by some of our competitors. Although Dot Dot Dot was not mentioned in the article, we felt it important to clarify some of the points raised in the article and outline our own approach.
28 March 2019 | Volunteering blogs
The International Women’s Day 2019 campaign isn’t just for one day. #BalanceforBetter runs all year long. Gender balance is essential for economies and communities to thrive, so we’ve picked some amazing organisations that you can volunteer with to support women and girls.
We’re excited to announce that we’ve partnered with an amazing local community organisation, Bubble Club. They’ll be making the most of a largely under-used space in our Whitechapel property, to run weekly workshops where people with learning disabilities are supported to plan, organise and deliver the Bubble Club event nights.
Check out what our guardian, Jooles, is getting up to in his workshop in our Whitechapel property.
Hear from Dot Dot Dot guardian and team member, Desire, about her volunteering with Futurist Women. She’s been involved with the launch of the social enterprise, aiming to tackle unemployment amongst young women in and around Africa.
1 March 2019 | News and Features
Ahead of our first property viewings in Oxford, we held an open evening for interested applicants to learn more about Dot Dot Dot and property guardianship. There was also a chance to hear about interesting volunteering opportunities at Aspire, a great Dot Dot Dot partner in Oxford.
Dot Dot Dot guardians in Abbey Wood totted up a total of 442 hours for Crossness Engines Trust in 2018. The charity was set up in 1987 to restore engines that represent a unique part of Britain’s industrial heritage and Victorian engineering. A large part of the restoration work so far has been carried out entirely by the volunteer workforce.
5 February 2019 | News and Features
Whilst the main focus of our social impact will always be the wonderful work our guardians do through their monthly volunteering, it can go much further than that without too much effort. Here are some ideas which either require a one-off effort or which you can easily build into your everyday routine, to make your social impact go even further.