Race for Life Volunteers Needed!

Do you like to wear Pink? Do you want to help a good cause?

Then sign up today!

Cancer Research UK are searching for some Race for Life Volunteers.

Event- Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life 5K and 10K

Date- 11th June 2017

Venue- Campbell Park, MK

Time- 8am until 2pm approx.

Volunteers are needed to; Hand out medals, Marshal the course, Support setting up event site, Admin and enquiries support, and much more.

Refreshments and a t-shirt will be provided

To sign up, head to www.raceforlife.org/volunteer

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Help our Hospital!

We have a great hospital here in Milton Keynes that is currently expanding. The hospital are looking for great volunteers to help them! 

There are Various roles available including the following;

Ward Support – helping with mealtime service, chatting with patients and bed making

Admin – Photocopying, filing, enveloping, reception roles

Accident and Emergency volunteers – providing refreshments, replenishing stock, chatting to patients and visitors

Breast Feeding Peer Support volunteers – This is for women who have experience of breastfeeding to provide information, guidance and support for mothers who wish to initiate or maintain breastfeeding.

These are some amazing roles. So if you have 3 hours spare for the next 6 months- contact the Volunteer Service at the hospital;

voluntary.services@mkuh.nhs.uk        01908 996059

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Free Training at Brook

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Delay

Thursday 20th April 2017

9.30am -4.00pm

Helping young people resist pressure to have early sex has always been a key part of the strategy to reduce unintended teenage pregnancy. Delay is intended to strengthen the skills of professionals and others working with young people to enable them to facilitate discussion of these pressures in a way that helps young people to think.

Learning Objectives:

  • To gain skills to hand on to young people on how to say ‘no’ and resist peer pressure
  • To focus on alternatives to having sex, e.g. exploring intimacy and sensuality in non sexual ways
  • Considers the role played by friendship, supportive adults and professionals
  • To try out ways of building young people’s self esteem
  • To share methodologies and insights drawn from our own experiences
  • To consider, clarify and recognise the values they bring to this work

If you would like to book a place onto the Delay training course please complete the attached booking form and return to; Antonietta.moch@brook.org.uk

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MK Marathon- Volunteers Needed!

The MK Marathon is fast approaching and they are seeking wonderful and active volunteers to help them out on the day. This is part of our MK50 Celebrations- Let us make this a year that we will never forget!

There are still some great opportunities to help on the course on

Bank Holiday – Monday 1st May 2017.

All volunteers will receive an official technical volunteer t-shirt, commemorative pin, packed lunch and the gratitude of thousands of participants! Over 8,500 runners have already signed up for this flagship running event which shows off the best that Milton Keynes has to offer.

This is your opportunity to be part of this amazing event.

Sign up for the MK Marathon Event Crew now! http://mkmarathon.com/eventcrew/

 

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Netherfield P.H.T. Graffiti Art Event

Young volunteers from across Netherfield joined forces over the weekend of 18th & 19th March to take place in a Graffiti Art event at the local shops. The event was arranged by the People’s Health Trust Local Conversation project, to raise awareness that Netherfield has been allocated some funding through the Health Lottery, and needs to engage with residents to identify priorities at a local level. There is especially a need for young people to have their voices heard.

The young volunteer artists were supported across the weekend by local organisations including Community Action: MK, Freestyle Textile & Kitchenware, Woughton Community Council, PHT, UFA and a local Graffiti artist (Squidge) from PlayStreet.

On the Saturday there was a design workshop where young people worked together to create potential designs, as well as some other fun activities for all. Young people learnt about wider volunteering opportunities and were boosted by the arrival of pizzas (thanks to Cheska from UFA who provide NCS (National Citizen Service) in Milton Keynes.

On the Sunday the team met at the shops where they had been given permission by Irene to paint their design on to her shop security shutter. Thanks Irene! Under Squidge’s expert guidance the volunteers were quick to pick up the various skills and techniques needed, and really impressed passers by with their handiwork. Local shoppers who stopped to admire the artwork helped us to fill in questionnaires, which gave Netherfield people a chance to talk about what they like/dislike about living in Netherfield and identify something that they would like to improve.

Irene was thrilled with the finished piece, and everyone agreed that the event had been a great success. However, despite collecting lots of ideas from local residents, the PHT are really anxious to hear from  more Netherfield folk. In particular, we would like Young People to have an opportunity to see their ideas become reality. If you are a young person who wants to get involved to make a difference in Netherfield then contact Stewart Ikin at stewart@communityactionmk.org to find out more information.

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MK50 Conference celebrates MK’s sustainability credentials!

MK Community Energy Conference – free event on 25 February 2017

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The conference has been organised by the newly formed MK Community Energy Alliance, and sponsored by MK:Smart, and the CAPE Project and is taking place at Camphill Milton Keynes. Camphill is one of the first organisations in Milton Keynes to benefit from solar PV installed by Wolverton Community Energy.  The conference is free to attend (with a £5 charge for lunch) but please register online www.ticketsource.co.uk/chrysalismk

For more information please contact:

Marie Osborne, Wolverton Community Energy or Anna Klis-Davies, Community Action MK:

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