Sign Up Now – Our New Volunteering Platform

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 are still in the process of launching so you will hear more about the platform in the coming weeks, we’d especially like to encourage organisations to create their profile page and begin upload volunteering opportunities so that when officially launch volunteers will see the variety of opportunities available in MK. More details below including, videos guiding you through the platform and upcoming support sessions.

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Trustees wanted – The Denbigh Alliance

The Denbigh Alliance in Milton Keynes seeks two non-executives/directors with demonstrated experience in change management, corporate governance or human resources to join its board. Board meetings are held in Milton Keynes when safe to do so.

The Academy Ambassadors programme brings the expertise of the business world onto boards at multi-academy trusts (MATs) throughout the country to raise standards of education and improve the life chances of young people, which is critical to our social and economic success.

The opportunity

The Denbigh Alliance is currently made up of two schools. Denbigh School is well-established and also hosts a Teaching School, School Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT) a Maths Hub and a Computing Hub and thus provides outreach and support to a number of schools across the area. In recent months the Executive Team have worked hard to open a brand new school, Watling Academy, which welcomed its first intake to temporary accommodation in September 2020 and will move to its permanent home in a brand new building when completed in Spring 2021.

The board seeks two business leaders with board level experience in

  • human resources or
  • corporate governance or
  • change management

As a key member of the board you will support the trust in achieving the following over the next 12 – 24 months:

  • Sustainable and manageable Trust growth
  • To ensure a firm foundation for the brand-new Watling Academy and ensure a smooth transfer to its permanent location, supporting its growth to full capacity of 1800 students
  • Recruiting and retaining skilled trustees to support and challenge the Board and the Executive Team.

Register interest in this position

Closing date: 2nd February 2021

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Volunteer recruitment and management in the age of COVID

FREE Zoom training
26th January 2021, 10am – 12pm

A well thought out volunteering programme has always been necessary for effective
volunteer recruitment and management. But it may be difficult to know where to start if
you are new to volunteer management or want to refresh your approach – and the current
coronavirus pandemic brings an additional set of challenges.

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Volunteer Drop-In

We are taking our volunteer drop-in online! A chance to talk through and learn more about what volunteering roles are out there for you!

We are bringing our volunteer drop-in back for 2 dates this December to enable us to talk to you through virtual means about all your volunteering queries. We can hopefully help you to locate a role through our database and what organisations and local groups send to us through our internal communications.

There are 2 dates available with 4 x 30 minute times slots and you will be able to chat to one of our friendly team members. First come, first serve!

Date: 8th & 15th December 2020

Time: 11am – 1pm

Where: Google Meet

You will receive joining instructions separately.

Register for a time slot here: https://volunteerdrop-in.eventbrite.co.uk

Our team aim to cover all bases within the time slot, but if you have any questions prior to the session or would like any more information, please contact us using the details below.

Email: support@communityactionmk.org

Telephone: 01908 661623

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Volunteering: What’s it like?

Volunteering is a great way to give back. The act of volunteering itself reaches not only the organisation and their beneficiaries, but creates a domino effect of reaching people who hear about acts of volunteering, regarding their kindness as emotionally uplifting; it reaches those near and dear to those in need; and it reaches YOU.

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