Category: Volunteering blogs

10 October 2019 | Spotlight on, Volunteering blogs

Spotlight on: Beth – St Mungo’s

It’s World Homeless Day 2019 today, so we touched base with Dot Dot Dot guardian, Beth, based in Oxford, to hear about her volunteering with homelessness charity St Mungo’s. Hear from Beth, on why she chose to volunteer with St Mungo’s, and how she’s been able to draw upon her skills to help people who’ve been affected by homelessness to rebuild their lives.

8 October 2019 | Volunteering blogs

World Homeless Day: help end poverty and volunteer to combat homelessness

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

Volunteering: fuss-free options to get you started

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.

A partnership: Community Links and Volunteer It Yourself

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.

Spotlight on: Killian – Grove Park Youth Club

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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