JVN’s new employee volunteering scheme, Embrace, is in full swing, with a brand new website and more and more businesses and charitiesbecoming involved. This week, the JVN team decided to put our money where our mouth is and embark on some employee volunteering of our own with GIFT. Meeting at the GIFT warehouse on Tuesday evening we helped […]
This penultimate blog post of 2012 will reflect on two major changes that will affect JVN going into the New Year, both of which have occurred within the last week. The first change sees the end of the Jubilee Hour campaign. This campaign was set up by John O’Brien and his team of staff in […]
One of JVN’s primary aims over the next few months is to expand the work it does to encourage young people to become involved in volunteering. Aside from its regular work with schools, synagogues and youth groups, including the Yoni Jesner Award Scheme (to be relaunched in the coming weeks), and the new activities to […]
Hello and welcome to the first in a new series of JVN blogs entitled Volunteering Wins Gold. We’ll be posting stories about volunteering during the Olympic and Paralympic Games. We all hear about how amazing Team GB are doing (it’s impossible to ignore!), but what about the people behind the scenes? Our Jewish community has […]
Frank Weinberg, Chairman of British Friends of Israel War Disabled talked to me about his role in organising the Israeli Athletes for the Paralympic Games which takes place between 29th August and 11th September. Frank and his team’s remit is to liaise between the Israeli Paralympic Team and LOCOG and to act as a total […]
Last week from the 4th to the 6th July inclusively, students in years 7-9 at Hasmonean Boys and Girls Schools devoted three whole days to volunteering. Under the guidance of JVN and Hasmonean staff, students took on a range of tasks over the three days. A group of students lifted the spirits of the residents […]
Next Wednesday 11th July from 11.30 to 2.30pm we will be holding our 9th annual conference for volunteer co-ordinators entitled ‘How to Professionalise yourself in volunteer management.’ Our amazing key speaker will be Sue Jones who is the Training Manager at the Volunteer Centre Warrington in England, leading the development and delivery of a range of […]
Mathew Kayne, a resident at Rela Goldhill Lodge decided to take on a very brave challenge and raise money for the home.
39 pupils from JCoSS proudly took to the stage on Monday night to collect their Innovation Award and a £500 prize at the Yoni Jesner Award Ceremony. It was an emotionally charged evening with incredible speeches from The Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks, HE Ambassador Daniel Taub and The Rt. Hon. Eric Pickles, MP. Yoni Jesner’s […]
Our campaign partners, Jewish News will be running a feature over 4 months, with moving profiles on volunteers, who are after all the unsung heroes of our community.
We all have the capacity to make a real difference and contribute to making the world a better place.
Dassa Shalev and Harley Benson, two pupils at JCoss, were the brains behind a Schwopping Charity Event last night held at Dassa’s home in Finchley.
Tell us about The Judith Trust? The Judith Trust was set up to help integrate people with learning disabilities and mental health problems in both religious and spiritual aspects of the Jewish community. It was set up in 1997 in the name of Judith, a woman with both these problems and whose family run the […]
Come rain or shine, the Community Fun Run is happening this Sunday. It’s always a very special day in the Jewish calendar of Events. 100.s of charities will be represented by adults and children who feel passionately about their particular causes.
Why having the freedom to volunteer is so very precious – JVN’s Pesach Spring Newsletter 2012
JVN team and volunteers give the gift of their time at Jewish Living Expo – and get Eric Pickles MP to as well…!