The gardening project – week 2

Dudley CVS Volunteer Centre:

Loving this blog and the enthusiasm of you volunteers :)

Originally posted on Seed and Feed:

We achieved quite a lot in clearing the ground last week, but did even better this second week. Thanks are due to all involved, especially the youngsters. Below are the before, after and during photos, and also another time-lapse video of the team at work. As you can tell from the time-lapse, although it did not rain, it became very dark at times, and also the team did far more work than I originally expected, which meant that the camera had to be moved during the time-lapse sequence!

Time-lapse video:

The team at the end of their morning's work

The team at the end of their morning’s work

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DCVS Carers Project

2-4 volunteers are required, preferably students to assist with a pilot project based at Russells Hall Hospital. The volunteers will be required to offer relatives on the wards a drink and a chat and some information if required during visiting time.
They would need to commit to the 3 hours at a time to enable them to set up a tea trolley and visit 2-3 wards in one session and then tidy away afterwards.
I would like them to assist me in identifying unpaid family carers at the hospital and the support that is available to them.

Time required:
Once weekly/ fortnightly (depending on their availability)

Skills required:
They need to have good communication skills and an interest in health and social care.
Some knowledge of caring for someone might be useful but not essential

Support available:
I will personally supervise them, but they will need to enrol as a volunteer at the hospital to receive the mandatory training and hospital insurance, but I will sort this out with Jane Fleetwood.

FOR MORE INFO OR TO APPLY please contact:

Sharon McGlynn
Carers Coordinator
Tel: 01384 573381

What an all star line up! Who will be joining our Volunteering Hall of Fame this year? #dva14

Changing the world always needs volunteersI hope you’ve enjoyed reading about the incredible local volunteers who won Awards in last year’s Dudley Volunteer Awards.

Who will be nominated this year and whom will the Panel choose to receive the award in each category?

The closing date’s on 22nd August, so you still have time to nominate and why not sign up for this year’s Awards Blog at to follow the fun and excitement leading up to this year’s Awards.

Thanks to for this great graphic – It’s certainly true and applies to each and every volunteer not just in Dudley Borough, but the world over. VOLUNTEERS RULE!