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Welcome to volunteering in Medway 

If you’re considering volunteering your time, you’ll be joining the 42%** of adults in the UK who give unpaid support at least once a month to a local  group, club or organisation. The Medway Volunteer Network has been established to support this volunteering community in Medway, and can offer you a range of support and information, as detailed in the list below.

 

      Medway Volunteer Network Bulletin– a fortnightly update giving the most current volunteering opportunities in Medway along with news, events and resources you might find interesting. You may subscribe using the form below.

      Current Medway Volunteering Opportunities - can be viewed at any time by visiting our Opportunities Page

    Volunteering: Getting Started– our free guide full of information and tips to help you get the most from your volunteering experiences. Click here to download your free copy now

    Online Medway Volunteer Network Communities– a space for you to connect and chat with like-minded people; these social media platforms (moderated by MVA) are open to people who volunteer their time in Medway…

      Benefits of Volunteering- regardless of your reasons for giving your time, volunteering can offer a wealth of benefits – click here for information and links detailing the positive outcomes you might achieve from volunteering.

      Supporting Personal Development - Whatever your personal goals are for volunteering, you sometimes might need a little extra help:

        If you’re not sure how to present your strength and skills to a prospective organisation, you might find our free mini-guide to CV writing here useful.

        If you’re trying to explore new opportunities, or consider your longer term goals, then why not visit our Continuous Professional Development pages here where you can access free resources to help identify and plan your development goals

      Medway’s Volunteering Community - Shared Stories – click here to read some of Medway’s volunteer stories and to find out how you can share your story too. You can also learn about MVA’s annual Barry Clout Award and the stories from past nominees and winners.

      Training Opportunities – NKTS offer a range of training courses, from inclusion to compliance, click here to find out more. Other training opportunities in Medway that might be of interest to volunteers will be included in the fortnightly bulletin (subscription details above).

    Advice for volunteers under 18 years – some organisations have set age limits for their volunteers, so you should always check this with them. Click here for volunteering support for under 18s in Medway that is nationally recognised and accredited.

    Support for African Communities - click here to find out about HACO's funded project supporting Medway's African Communities to engage with volunteering.


    Medway Volunteer Network Bulletin Subscription form 

    Medway Voluntary Action takes your privacy seriously and will only use your personal information for the purpose for which you have given us consent. We will never sell your data and promise to keep your details safe and secure. The Medway Volunteer Network supports volunteering in Medway and it is important to us that both individuals and organisations have a positive experience- we therefore need to hold your contact details in order to obtain your feedback at intervals.

    Please check the box at the foot of the form below to consent to us contacting you for these purposes; For further information on how your data is used and stored you can view our Privacy Policy.

    You can withdraw your consent at any time by ‘unsubscribing’ from the MVN newsletter – this will automatically withdraw your details and consent from all communications through MVN.

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    A printed copy of this bulletin is also available in Medway Voluntary Action’s Reception area at 5a New Road Avenue, Chatham, ME4 6BB.

    ** Source: 2014/15 Community Life Survey