Category: Volunteering

10 July 2023 | Guardian stories, Volunteering

Thamesmead is funny: Bringing comedy to the community

Thamesmead is funny, community engagement, comedy

When Bea moved to Thamesmead to become a Dot Dot Dot guardian she was keen to meet new people and become an active member of the community. But she quickly noticed a lack of community engagement and local events for adults. Until she took matters into her own hands. Thamesmead is Funny A lover of… Read More

23 June 2023 | Guardian stories, Volunteering

Celebrating Pride: How Roberto is helping LGBTQ+ young people

Mentor LGBTQ+ youth, pride volunteering, guardian, property guardian, social impact

In spring of 2021, Roberto joined our community of guardians in west London. He has since completed over 336 hours of volunteering. In the run up to Pride this year, Roberto started to mentor a young LGBTQ+ university student. We caught up with him about his new volunteering role, and the impact it’s having on… Read More

19 June 2023 | Guardian stories, Volunteering

Compassion without borders: How Basma is celebrating refugee week

A few months ago, Basma moved into one of our west London properties. A refugee from Egypt, she is a passionate volunteer within the refugee community and advocate for ending violence against women and girls.  In the run up to Refugee Week, we spoke to Basma about her volunteering past and present.   Compassion without… Read More

Finding love: the unexpected benefits of Dot Dot Dot guardianships

Benefits of Dot Dot Dot guardianship, property guardian, love story, finding love, marriage, wedding

It was the height of lockdown. The world felt more isolated than ever when Amanda moved to  Henley-on-Thames. Little did she know that the idyllic riverside town was about to become the backdrop to her love story.   New beginnings Henley’s wooded hills and green fields make it one of England’s prettiest towns. From September… Read More

14 April 2023 | Volunteering

How to make a difference for Earth Day (and beyond)

Clean up, Earth Day, rubbish pick up, environment, get involved for earth day

With each passing year, Earth Day becomes more timely. It’s never been more important to lead a sustainable life. This isn’t as hard as it may sound. There are always small changes we can make to help save our planet. ‘Invest in our planet’ is the theme for this year’s Earth Day. So, we’ve listed… Read More

International Women’s Day

International Women's Day, Dot Dot Dot, social impact, women making impact

Since International Women’s Day last year, we’ve housed 179 women who are making an incredible social impact. Together, these women have contributed 15,134 hours of voluntary work to a range of charities in the UK, Poland and further afield. That’s 179 women giving almost a quarter of a million pounds of work to 182 different… Read More

22 February 2023 | Guardian stories, Volunteering

Spotlight on Sam: Creating connections through volunteering

Dot Dot Dot property guardian, Sam, volunteering.

As a video producer and communications consultant in the social sector, Sam has had the opportunity to work with non-profit organisations in Ireland, the UK and Sub Saharan Africa. Through volunteering as part of his Dot Dot Dot guardianship, Sam has been able to offer his skills to organisations that couldn’t otherwise afford his services…. Read More

26 January 2023 | Volunteering

Three volunteering opportunities in east London

Volunteering opportunities in east London

Our community of guardians in east London is growing. With lots of new properties becoming available in Poplar, we thought we’d share some great volunteering opportunities in east London. Every month, our guardians each spend at least 16 hours volunteering for a cause they care about. In 2022, our east London guardians collectively contributed 5,044… Read More

31 October 2022 | Guardian stories, Volunteering

Spotlight on Jessica: Knitting hats for newborns

Our property guardian, Jessica, volunteers by knitting hats for newborns.

While working as a student midwife, Jessica came across Bliss, a charity that supports parents and babies in neonatal care. After becoming a Dot Dot Dot property guardian, she started volunteering with the organisation. Jessica now knits hats and delivers them to local hospitals for premature newborns to wear.

28 July 2022 | Guardian stories, Volunteering

Spotlight on Isabella: Creating a ‘better future for the children of today’

Since becoming a property guardian, Isabella, who lives in one of our Letchworth properties, has focused her voluntary efforts on supporting children from disadvantaged backgrounds in Ghana with community interest company, Visibility Africa. Discover how Isabella’s travels to the country have shaped her voluntary work. Improving the wellbeing of vulnerable children Our Letchworth-based guardian, Isabella… Read More

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