Micro-volunteering Day – 15th April 2021

13 April 2021

On Thursday 15th April we are marking Micro-volunteering day. It provides the opportunity to highlight micro-volunteering and how it can benefit the community. The National Council for Voluntary Organisations define micro-volunteering as “bite-size volunteering with no commitment to repeat and with minimum formality, involving short and specific actions that are quick to start and complete”. […]

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The Census 2021 – Virtual Support Sessions

10 March 2021

The Office for National Statistics is hosting new virtual census support events for the communities of Essex. These virtual workshops will talk residents through both the online and paper versions of the census form, provide guidance on how to complete it, and answer any questions they may have. There will be the opportunity for participants […]

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Student Volunteering Week 2021

11 February 2021

This week (8th – 14th February) is Student Volunteering Week and we have marked the occasion with a Social Media Take Over! Students from Beauchamps High School in Wickford have been posting posters and videos on the Volunteer Network social media pages, to tell us about their own experiences of volunteering, as well as the […]

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Basildon Youth Zone – Have your Say and Find out More!

3 February 2021

Organisations and groups in the Basildon Borough are invited to an online information event about Basildon Youth Zone, hosted by members of the OnSide Youth Zones team. During this one-hour meeting, you will hear all about what the Youth Zone will offer the town’s young people as well as the sustainable model it is built […]

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Want to be part of our Virtual Community Hall?

13 January 2021

Towards the end of last year we launched our ‘Community Exchange’ (Time Bank) portal –  This is where individuals can take part in informal volunteering, sharing skills with other community members or carrying out one off/ad hoc opportunities with the aim of creating a cycle of community support. You can register on the Exchange as an individual […]

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We want to hear from you!

Community Connection is a magazine about you, our community. We want to hear from you and feature you in our future issues. What we are looking for: The Public: Stories about your experience volunteering, spotlights on voluntary organisations or individual volunteers that made a difference in your life and inspiring stories from your community. Organisations: […]

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A BIG Festive Thank You…

10 December 2020

MSE Festive Big Thank You On Monday 14 December Mid and South Essex Health and Care Partnership is launching the MSE Festive Big Thank You to spread some festive cheer and to recognise how people across mid and south Essex have come together to fight coronavirus. How you can get involved The campaign has been […]

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Community Connection Issue 6!

1 December 2020

  Our November issue of Community Connection is out now! This edition features articles from BASIS, Laindon School Uniform Bank, Billericay Food Bank, Motivated Minds as well as puzzles, the latest volunteer opportunities, some Basildon history from Basildon Heritage and more! Read it here.

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Trustees Week 2020

3 November 2020

Trustees Week: 2-6th November 2020 Trustees Week is an annual event to showcase the great work that trustees do and highlight opportunities for people from all walks of life to get involved and make a difference. Sam and Tracy are Trustees at the Charity BASIS and have very kindly shared their story with us: Sam […]

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