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Volunteering can change your life

Our Volunteering Advisor talked to Sue Hay from the Active Citizens Together Project earlier this year, about how volunteering changed his life. Read his story as published in Active Citizens Together, here.

28 June, 2017

Opportunities to engage with healthcare, psychology or speech and language therapy

If you are interested in working with people in a caring and supportive role, and have an afternoon or morning available during the week, there are lots of opportunities at Headway Bedford.

15 May, 2017

Break the Stigma - Let's Be Open about Mental Health

The Let's Be Open About Mental Health To Break The Stigma campaign was set up to help start conversations about mental health, raise awareness, and to help people across the county understand more about the subject dispelling common misconceptions.

11 May, 2017

New Bursary Fund for Training from VOCypf

A new Bursary Fund has been announced, to help voluntary organisations in Bedford Borough and Central Bedfordshire to access training for staff and volunteers.

24 April, 2017

The Academy of Social Work and Early Intervention Training Offer

The Academy of Social Work and Early Intervention (The Academy) at Central Bedfordshire Council offers training and qualifications to Bedfordshire’s children’s workforce. Most qualifications are delivered ‘on-the-job’ and offer flexible starts.

29 March, 2017

Volunteer to Care with Good Neighbours

Good Neighbours schemes operate throughout Bedfordshire, with volunteers taking care of the needs of residents in their local community. Ampthill and District Good Neighbours are one example of a scheme from which you can learn more about how volunteering in this way might work for you. #volunteertocare

20 February, 2017

Volunteer to care with Friends of Refugees

Friends of Refugees know how to show they care - will you join them?

14 February, 2017

VOCypf Early Help Service

The revised workforce development offer for Bedford Borough Early Help Service is now available.

31 January, 2017

Community: Hate Crime

Bedfordshire Police have issued a new Hate Crime leaflet and would like organisations to share this and promote the message through their networks and media.

17 January, 2017

A4S values the work of Trustees

The vital role of Trustees in Bedfordshire (3) - With a theme of ‘Stronger Charities through Good Leadership’ for this year’s Trustees’ week, we take a look at the impact that a dedicated team of trustees have had on one local charity.

07 November, 2016