The Essential Trustee Series Videos
Foundation for Social Improvement have a new series for trustees, aimed at promoting good governance for all charity trustees.
SoupFest launches in Bedford this year to fundraise for homeless
On Tuesday 5 December, local businesses and organisations get together to raise funds for Bedford's homeless, through inviting members of the public to come and buy soup.
Find your Fit in Trustees' Week
Trustees' Week runs from 13 to 18 November and is an ideal time to raise awareness of the valuable work of trustees. We asked organisations to let us know if they needed new trustees, so we have plenty of opportunty for you to find your fit in Bedfordshire.
Vacancy: Parkinson's UK Local Adviser
Parkinson's UK have a vacancy for a Local Adviser for Bedfordshire and Luton. Part-time, permanent position based at home. £19,428 per anum. Apply by 27 November.
Educational Performances addressing child sexual exploitation
Two plays are to be performed on 13 and 22 November, dealing with child sexual exploitation. They are suitable for children aged 12+ and professionals/volunteers/parents/carers.
Vacancy: Autism Bedfordshire Senior Team Leader
Autism Bedfordshire has a part-time vacancy in Adult Services working in Luton and Leighton Buzzard.
New directions through Volunteering
Matthew Aylen started volunteering two years ago, which inspired him to gain further experience, study and then establish a new business. It all started with a phone call to our Volunteering staff at CVS
Vacancy: Citizens Advice Mid Bedfordshire
Part-time position in Ampthill and Biggleswade for a welfare benefits outreach worker and advice session supervisor.
Vacancy: Putnoe Woods Preschool
The charity run preschool is looking to recruit a level 3 full time Early Year Educator to start as soon as possible. Apply by 30 September.
Volunteering can change your life
Our Volunteering Advisor talked to Sue Hay from the Active Citizens Together Project earlier this year, about how volunteering changed his life. Read his story as published in Active Citizens Together, here.
Opportunities to engage with healthcare, psychology or speech and language therapy
If you are interested in working with people in a caring and supportive role, and have an afternoon or morning available during the week, there are lots of opportunities at Headway Bedford.
Break the Stigma - Let's Be Open about Mental Health
The Let's Be Open About Mental Health To Break The Stigma campaign was set up to help start conversations about mental health, raise awareness, and to help people across the county understand more about the subject dispelling common misconceptions.
The Academy of Social Work and Early Intervention Training Offer
The Academy of Social Work and Early Intervention (The Academy) at Central Bedfordshire Council offers training and qualifications to Bedfordshire’s children’s workforce. Most qualifications are delivered ‘on-the-job’ and offer flexible starts.
Volunteer to Care with Good Neighbours
Good Neighbours schemes operate throughout Bedfordshire, with volunteers taking care of the needs of residents in their local community. Ampthill and District Good Neighbours are one example of a scheme from which you can learn more about how volunteering in this way might work for you. #volunteertocare
Volunteer to care with Friends of Refugees
Friends of Refugees know how to show they care - will you join them?
VOCypf Early Help Service
The revised workforce development offer for Bedford Borough Early Help Service is now available.
Community: Hate Crime
Bedfordshire Police have issued a new Hate Crime leaflet and would like organisations to share this and promote the message through their networks and media.
A4S values the work of Trustees
The vital role of Trustees in Bedfordshire (3) - With a theme of ‘Stronger Charities through Good Leadership’ for this year’s Trustees’ week, we take a look at the impact that a dedicated team of trustees have had on one local charity.
Inspired to become a Trustee
The vital role of Trustees in Bedfordshire (2) – With a theme of ‘Stronger Charities through Good Leadership’ for this year’s Trustees week, we take a look at what drives a Business Leader to volunteer their skills in a local charity .
Behind the scenes at Mind BLMK
The vital role of Trustees in Bedfordshire (1) – With a theme of ‘Stronger Charities through Good Leadership’ for this year’s Trustees' week, it seemed appropriate to take a look at the strengths of a few of our local charities and see what they might be able to teach other smaller organisations in regard to the role of trustees.
As we launch our new website, CVS joins with our partners BRCC and Voluntary Community Action in promoting Trustees’ Week from 7-13 November 2016.