New web resources from Volunteering England

first_img About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving. Volunteering England has relaunched its website to coincide with this week’s Volunteers’ Week, offering new services to the country’s 22 million volunteers and their managers.Volunteereing England’s The Good Practice Bank has now doubled in size, offering a wide range of information and advice for anyone involved in volunteering.Additions to the Good Practice Bank include: Advertisement * Sport volunteering * Public sector volunteering * Legal issues * Good practice case studies * Documents used by organisations, such as interview guides, induction checklists, and role descriptions. Volunteer managers and Volunteer Development Agencies will also be able to upload their own examples of good practice to the site and link to other sites that offer useful resources from which the whole sector can learn.The site went live on 1 June, the first day of the 23rd annual Volunteers’ Week, which is coordinated in England by VE. It aims to “recognise, reward and recruit” volunteers, and encourages the organisations and charities they work with to acknowledge publicly their efforts.Jane Heath, assistant director of outreach services, said: “Volunteers’ Week is the perfect opportunity to launch the new-look website to the sector. We aim to inspire those looking to volunteer, and to arm volunteering professionals with the necessary tools to carry out their jobs as effectively as possible.”  14 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Digital Volunteeringcenter_img Howard Lake | 6 June 2007 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis New web resources from Volunteering Englandlast_img read more

Cold snap brings financial burden to county residents

first_imgNewsLocal NewsCold snap brings financial burden to county residentsBy admin – January 7, 2010 482 Email Facebook Advertisement Twitter WhatsAppcenter_img Tournafulla cut off because of extreme weather conditionsEXTREME financial difficulties are being suffered by county Limerick residents as a result of below freezing temperatures and impassible roads, according to a local representative, who says that city people may not realise how bad the situation is for some in the county.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Cllr Jerome Scanlan, based in Feohanagh, has called for a cold weather allowance, similar to that in the UK, to be introduced for those receiving social welfare allowances, as a number of his constituents cannot afford to heat their homes in the extreme cold.“There have been very serious difficulties with people not having enough money for essentials over Christmas and in the ongoing cold weather. “Normally, these people would have been frugal with their heating to save money, but in these temperatures they need to keep warm and have it on more often; particularly the unemployed, who are at home for most of the day.“In the UK, they have a cold weather allowance system for those who are on social welfare, coping in these extreme conditions”.Councillor Scanlan said that the St. Vincent de Paul and the local Lions club have been inundated with people looking for help in the cold, and he commended those who work in the charities for volunteering to help others.“Another serious issue is that some people have been told that the Community Welfare Officers may not be at their desks today. People don’t realise how bad the situation is; CWO’s are the last resort for some people”.The Post contacted the Newcastle West Health Centre on Tuesday and was told that Officers were all working this week but that some roads could not be travelled. The spokesperson said that Abbeyfeale and Newcastle West centres were open, but that Tournafulla was closed as nobody, not even delivery vehicles, could gain access to the village.Councillor Scanlan has asked that grit resources for minor roads be maintained in areas of the county in the future, as many roads are inaccessible.“We are having major problems with the roads. Although the council have done great work on the regional roads, the local roads have been neglected, particularly south of the R515.“Last Sunday in Broadford, Ashford and Upper Dromcollogher, some roads were impassable and people were left house bound, including several elderly people. Thankfully, there is a great sense of community spirit and people have been checking in on their neighbours”.Another problem that has occurred in the county is a lack of water due to resources running out and pipes frozen or bursting.“Water supplies were cut off for some people in Mountcollins, Templeglantine and Tournafulla from Christmas Day to December 27. Taps had been left running to maintain the flow, which put pressure on resources, and pipes burst in some unoccupied houses with water flowing out the doors. The council did Trojan work to get water flowing again and diverted from Ardagh”.Councillor Scanlan has said that there is media “propaganda” claiming that the weather has not been this bad in 40 years, and says that in 1985 and ‘86, there were similar conditions in the county.  He called for grit levels to be stockpiled in preparation for emergencies such as this extended cold snap. Linkedin Print Previous articleSalt to arrive at Limerick PortNext articleMayor rejects city’s blackspot slur adminlast_img read more

Sri Lanka Navy Arrests 19 Indian Fishermen

first_img View post tag: Sri View post tag: Lanka View post tag: Fishermen Naval patrol craft attached to the Northern Naval Command arrested 19 Indian fishermen and 5 Indian fishing boats engaged in illegal fishing in the Northern Seas of Sri Lanka on 18th September 2013.The arrested fishermen and trawlers were handed over to Kayts Police for legal action.[mappress]Press Release, September 19, 2013; Image: Sri Lanka Navy View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Navy Sri Lanka Navy Arrests 19 Indian Fishermen September 19, 2013 View post tag: Defensecenter_img View post tag: Indian View post tag: Arrests View post tag: Defence View post tag: 19 Back to overview,Home naval-today Sri Lanka Navy Arrests 19 Indian Fishermen View post tag: Naval Share this articlelast_img read more