8 October 2019 | Volunteering blogs
World Homeless Day is recognised internationally in order to increase public awareness, and to educate individual communities on the issue of homelessness. We’ve compiled a list of charities with volunteering opportunities, who work at both a national and local level, and are in operation to combat homelessness and help people back into education and employment.
4 October 2019 | Volunteering blogs
The socially conscious element at the heart of our approach at Dot Dot Dot is an important part of what attracts our kind, motivated and community-minded guardians. If getting started with your volunteering feels like a daunting task, we’ve compiled a list of some fuss-free options that will have you volunteering in no time.
We teamed up with Community Links and Volunteer It Yourself to bring a formerly disused building back into use as an affordable property guardianship home. The result was eight volunteers gaining crucial qualifications and skills, and a low-cost home for two property guardians who will contribute positively to their community in Canning Town.
18 September 2019 | News and Features
We went behind the scenes on a video shoot with some of our guardians’ to get their stories on camera. Follow us as we chat to them about their experiences.
Property guardian, Killian, at Grove Park Youth Club tells us about the benefits of guardianship and giving the building a meanwhile purpose whilst the youth club awaits vital funding to re-open.
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 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.
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.
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 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.