Happy Local Charities Day 2017!! 🎉🎉🎉
Local Charities Day (LCD) is brought to you by UK Government Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) and this is its first year. LCD ‘highlights the work of small, local charities that are making remarkable differences to their communities. It also shines a spotlight on the unsung heroes and celebrate the commitment of those amazing volunteers who devote their time to improving the lives of others.’
We think local organisations are best placed to identify and respond to local need, and Jane Ide @ NAVCA agrees:
Local charities are important because … they get where water wouldn’t, into the cracks between bigger organisations and where they are most needed by their communities. #LocalCharitiesDay
— Jane Ide (@Jane_NAVCA) December 11, 2017
And as with most voluntary organisations local charities rely on volunteers to help them do whatever it is that they do.
Want to give your time and skills to support your local charity in Camden? We have 100s of roles to choose from. Check out which organisations are recruiting now.
Want to volunteer at Christmas? Check out our round up of Christmas volunteering roles.
Or … have a look at this year’s advent calendar and see what’s been revealed so far.
Raise your profile by adding your charity to the local charity map here: https://localcharitiesdaymap.co.uk
This will make it easy for people to get in touch with you, and to give them a bite-sized idea of what you do.
Another fab way of getting people involved in what you do is to advertise your volunteering roles on our online database and search tool, Volunteer Connect. Volunteer Connect gives you complete control over your volunteering roles and you can easily add, amend and delete your roles when it suits you. Recruiting volunteers face-to-face is often the best way to recruit the right volunteers for you, and the good news is that we have our largest-ever volunteering fair this January, which still has a few places available. But be quick as we usually have a waitlist.
And finally… Did you know we’re on a number of social media channels? (Links to the right of the page.) Feel free to tag us and we are more than happy to retweet and repost any requests for volunteers in Camden and neighbouring boroughs.