JVN were honoured this week to be invited to the office of the Mayor of Barnet, Councillor Brian Schama. A member of the Jewish community – he conducts no civic events on Shabbat and other festivals – the Mayor was eager to share his views on volunteering and the Jewish community in the London Borough […]
The passing of Baroness Thatcher last week marked, for many, the end of an era, but her legacy of ‘Thatcherism’ will live on in the actions of governments and the minds of the British public for decades, possibly centuries, to come. Love her or hate her, one cannot deny that she was the woman Prime […]
I wrote a blog a few weeks ago entitled ‘What Makes A Volunteering Role Suitable’, highlighting the need to change our attitudes towards the ‘suitability’ of a candidate for a particular volunteering role. I asserted that ‘those who claim to have individual support needs should be taken on their individual merits, not as part of […]
Another week, another fantastic volunteering story from The Greatest Show on Earth! This week’s entry comes from Eli Benson, who works for Magen David Adom (MDA UK). Used to helping people for a living, Eli tells us how he takes the kindness learned from his job and transfers it into the world of volunteering… The […]
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 […]
On Yom Haatzmaut, JVN features a very special blog from the UK Task Force highlighting how volunteering is bringing Arab and Jewish citizens together
It’s just a few months to go before London 2012 and volunteers are right at the heart of the action. Here, London 2012′s Elizabeth tells us all about her fantastic volunteering role helping to transform London.
In our second post celebrating young people volunteering for Student Volunteering Week 2012 – we’re certainly v inspired by our friends Team v!
It’s Student Volunteering Week 2012 all next week and how better to celebrate it – and young people generally – than with a fantastic volunteer profile.
Back by public demand, the second part of JVN’s interview with Agata Mucha, JCC Krakow’s whirlwind of energy and Volunteer Manager!
Agata, Volunteer Coordinator at Jewish Community Centre Krakow, talks to JVN about volunteers, Poland and the amazing activities bringing Jewish Polish life to Life!
How we look after the most vulnerable members of our society is a true test of Jewish, or indeed any community’s, values. Helen Spiro who looks after everything volunteering at Nightingale, talks about her work with the very oldest members of the community – and all in deepest darkest South London!
Could you use your business skills to help Jewish Year 12′s find their way in the world of work? ORT’s JUMP Project’s Julia Alberga explains how.
Daniel Sieradski wants to use volunteering to change the world. And the world’s starting to take note of him…