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.
24 May 2019 | Volunteering blogs
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.
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
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.
10 May 2019 | Volunteering blogs
Last week, St Mungo’s hosted an information session with Dot Dot Dot guardians, where they shared the shocking facts on homelessness and how volunteers can get involved to play a crucial role in ending homelessness.
Earth Day is an annual event celebrated every year on 22nd April to demonstrate support for environmental protection. This year’s campaign focuses on protecting our species. Dot Dot Dot guardian, Rebecca, has been volunteering with Virtual Reef Diver to classify coral in thousands of underwater images and contribute to a growing dataset used to monitor the condition of The Great Barrier Reef.
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.
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.
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.
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.