This week we have been joined by Megan from Depaul UK, MK to share the work of the organisation which is working to prevent youth homelessness across MK. We love hearing about the work of the voluntary and community sector if you or your group would like to blog with us just email – firstname.lastname@example.org. Now to hear from Depaul UK, thank you for sharing with us.
Aylesbury Vale and Milton Keynes Sexual Assault and Abuse Support Service (AVMKSAASS) provides support, information, advice and guidance to anyone in our area affected by sexual assault and abuse, including non-recent and childhood sexual abuse.
We are currently looking to recruit a Helpline Advisor and an Advocacy Coordinator to join our growing team.
Join us this year for Volunteers Week on 1st – 7th June. We all know how vital volunteers are, particularly throughout this pandemic. This is the week that we nationally take time to pause and thank volunteers for all the hard work they have done, and continue to do!
For Volunteers Week, this year’s theme is ‘A time to say thanks’. We want to take this time to share and show the work that volunteers have contributed – you could send us information about how you have volunteered, share an image of how a volunteer has helped you or tell us what your volunteers have been doing.
Partnership Lead – BLMK Communities Together Programme
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Partnership Lead. This critical role will lead the
development of the Communities Together Programme for the Voluntary, Community and
Social Enterprise (VCSE) across Bedfordshire, Luton, and Milton Keynes (BLMK). Your role will
maximise the impact of the (VCSE) and ensure the sector is an equal partner which
positively contributes towards the delivery of the strategic priorities of BLMK.
So if you have experience in this field, are passionate about developing a culture that promotes equality,
equity and values diversity, if you work in a collaborative way and have experience of managing organisational change, we’d love to hear from you.
In 2021 we’ve been making some changes and hoping to improve our volunteering platform to suit the evolving needs that we have come across throughout the pandemic and adjust and adapt as we move into this New Year.
With this in mind we have transitioned to and created a Community Action: MK, Doit.Org site. We feel that this platform will better suit the needs of groups and volunteers as we move forwards. We’d like to encourage organisations to create their profile page and begin uploading volunteering opportunities so that volunteers can see the variety of opportunities available in MK. More details below including, videos guiding you through the platform and ways to access support.