Volunteer Credits Project A Success

The Volunteer Credits Project has now come to an end and we would like to say thank you to those that made it such a success:

The Parks Trust, Local People Project (Lakes Estate), Community Car Service MK, Table Tennis England, Cancer Research UK, Milton Keynes Council, Milton Keynes University Hospital, Barnardo’s, Heelands Rangers, MK Community Cardiac Group, Newport Pagnell Brownies, Stantonbury Arts and Leisure, MK Snap, Works for Us and Adaptive Snowsports MK.

Thank you to Hertsmere Leisure, 1Life and Freedom Leisure in Milton Keynes who provided the credits for volunteers.

We would also like to thank MK Dons SET, who gave us free tickets for the prize draw.

Thanks also goes to MK Community Foundation, Milton Keynes Council’s Public Health, MK Physical Activity Alliance and to the Open University for the allocation of time, funding and support to the project.

Thanks to everyone’s hard work and dedication to the project we received great feedback and look forward to working on similar projects in the future.


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Get Reception Experience at the Spinal Injuries Association


Are you looking to get experience in a busy reception? This volunteer role at the Spinal Injuries Association could be for you.

The SIA will invest in your training and in return are keen to recruit long- term volunteers for this role.

Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Answering calls received to the main switchboard and transferring on to the relevant department. Taking messages as appropriate.
  • Being the first point of contact for our office, greeting visitors and dealing with deliveries.   
  • Preparing the meeting rooms e.g. assisting with providing refreshments / room layouts etc. 
  • Assisting with general housekeeping duties.
  • Simple admin tasks, post opening, dealing with outgoing letters and parcels, monitoring stationery and ordering as appropriate, assisting other departments during busy times.
Aim of role Support and assist the SIA reception and general office
Role Title Reception and Administration Volunteer
Start date ASAP
Time commitment We are flexible and can work around school hours but do ask anyone who applies is able to commit to the time on a frequent basis.
Location Milton Keynes, Oldbrook SIA House
  • To be able to work as part of the team
  • Good communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Outward-going with a cheerful manner
  • Be proactive and engaging
  • Reliable and committed
  • Flexible
  • Someone who is interested in making a difference
  • Trustworthy
  • Being happy and confident in using a phone (training is provided)
What they can offer you
  • Help develop new skills and enhance current
  • To gain work experience and add to CV
  • To meet new people
  • To give back to the community
  • To build confidence
  • Travel expenses with receipts will be covered
  • Opportunities
  • Training
  • Ongoing support

If you are interested please visit the SIA website for more information and contact Volunteer Coordinator Jen Sims j.sims@spinal.co.uk or call 01908 604191.

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Netherfield is hosting a DIY Health Check Day!

Local Conversations is a steering group for Netherfield and they are hosting a 

DIY Health Check Day on Friday! 

If you are free between 11- 3pm come and have a look! 

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Local Conversations is a local community group who the Community Engagement team are assisting. They are working hard as a team with the Netherfield residents to enhance the local community and estate.

We are always looking for more volunteers so if you are interested in helping us with our work, then please contact localconversationsnf@gmail.com.


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Do something good today ……. Volunteer!

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Community Action: MK is the hub for volunteering in Milton Keynes, connecting charities and community groups to people looking for opportunities to volunteer.

 By volunteering you can:

  • Learn new skills

  • Gain confidence

  • Meet people

  • Gain experience to enhance employability

  • Share existing skills with others

  • Obtain references for job applications

 Heres how to get started:

  • You can visit Volunteer Connect, the new volunteering platform for Milton Keynes, to register your details.  Just visit www.communityactionmk.org

  • Come along to our weekly drop in session on a Thursday at Acorn House from 10 am – 12 noon to chat to an advisor

  • Contact us on 01908 661623 or at volunteering@communityactionmk.org to arrange a 1:1 appointment.

 We look forward to hearing from you soon.


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Rewards for Volunteers!

It is Volunteers Week,  so I thought I would remind all of you that Volunteers can now sign up for Volunteer Credits! 

This would entitle them to some free swimming sessions at Bletchley Leisure Centre & Woughton Leisure Centre, or some time in the Sauna or Steam Room at Freedom Leisure, or even a large bucket of balls on the Driving Range at Windmill Hill Golf Course.

Or Maybe you would like to sign up for some Badminton Sessions or Squash?

Maybe you would like to spend some time on the Exercise Bikes or the Cross Trainer. You could also use this as an opportunity to check out the gyms if you are looking to take up a membership!

If any of the above sounds fabulous to you- then please sign up below;

Sign Up Form for Volunteer Credits

The Rules;

All you need to do is Volunteer once a month to get 1 volunteer credit per month! It does not matter what you do as a volunteer- but we will need to be able to check with the organisation that you are a volunteer with them. 1 Credit equals 1 activity. Credits can only be used where they have been approved (Click Here for how to use your credits). We have credits available for June and July only now and all credits must be used by 31st August 2017. If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact me- samantha@communityactionmk.org


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Photographer Needed urgently

Are you interested in photography?

Would you like to volunteer and have your work published in our promotional material?

Community Action: MK are seeking a volunteer to join members of staff at networking events/activities. This is a non-paid position. Your work could be published in our newsletters, Annual Review, flyers and website.

Applicants should contact tariq@communityactionmk.org.

Please ensure you have a portfolio or collection of images attached in the e-mail. Applicants will be selected after interview with a member of staff. Knowledge of graphics and design is preferable. Applicants must be 18+.

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