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The Essential Trustee Series Videos

Foundation for Social Improvement have a new series for trustees, aimed at promoting good governance for all charity trustees.

16 November, 2017


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.

14 November, 2017


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.

13 November, 2017


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.

08 November, 2017


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.

08 November, 2017


Vacancy: Autism Bedfordshire Senior Team Leader

Autism Bedfordshire has a part-time vacancy in Adult Services working in Luton and Leighton Buzzard.

02 November, 2017


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

05 October, 2017


Vacancy: Citizens Advice Mid Bedfordshire

Part-time position in Ampthill and Biggleswade for a welfare benefits outreach worker and advice session supervisor.

22 September, 2017


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.

12 September, 2017


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.

28 June, 2017


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.

15 May, 2017


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.

11 May, 2017


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.

29 March, 2017


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

20 February, 2017


Volunteer to care with Friends of Refugees

Friends of Refugees know how to show they care - will you join them?

14 February, 2017


VOCypf Early Help Service

The revised workforce development offer for Bedford Borough Early Help Service is now available.

31 January, 2017


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.

17 January, 2017


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.

07 November, 2016


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 .

06 November, 2016


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.

06 November, 2016


Trustee Launch

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.

27 October, 2016