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How to raise funds (for your charity) using Facebook

In this workshop you'll learn how to use Facebook's new tools that will help you raise funds for your charity. You'll be shown how to set up fundraising campaigns plus add the 'Donate' button to your Page, Posts and Videos. Donors will then be able to donate money directly to your charity via Facebook. You'll receive 100% of all donations as Facebook doesn't currently deduct any fees.

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Vacancy - Groundwork Wales Enterprise Officer

We are recruiting the following post: Enterprise Officer, 37 hours (1 year fixed term, extension subject to funding) Salary £18,943 - £22,842. Based in Pontllanfraith, Blackwood with travel across the region. Closing date for applications is at midday on 15th August 2018.

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Vacancy at Parkinson’s UK

Parkinson’s UK are recruiting for a Live Loud! Project Worker to implement the development and delivery of the Parkinson’s UK Live Loud! programme across the Cwm Taf, ABMU and South Powys areas of South Wales. Closing date: 22 July 2018

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You don’t need to run to be part of race day!

Volunteers are essential in making sure that race day is a huge success and you will be part of a large team of amazing volunteers called ‘The Extra-Milers’ that will help ensure that runners and spectators alike have a great experience. Taking place on Sunday 5 August the event forms part of the Barry Summer Weekenders and will incorporate a 10k race and family fun run.

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Foosball table for sale

Rene Pierre Foosball Table for sale. Well used but in great condition. Very sturdy (will require at least 2 people to lift and a large van to transport). No missing pieces. These retail for around £1200 brand new. We are asking for £150 or nearest offer.

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Barry to host important Charity Conference in November 2018

The theme of this year’s conference is “A Matter of Trust” and will focus on what charities and other Third Sector organisations need to do to help increase or rebuild the trust of the public in the light of recent events and increasing scrutiny. Representatives from the Charity Commission and Geldards LLP will be in attendance along with Cllr. Leighton Rowlands – Mayor of the Vale of Glamorgan.

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Introducing The Exchange Cowbridge Ltd

The Exchange Cowbridge is part of an exciting project taking place in Cowbridge to develop an iconic market hall run by the community for the community. We have a multi talented and energetic volunteer committee but are missing some necessary skills that will help us on our way.

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Peer Volunteers Wanted - Building Bridges Volunteer Peer Mediator

What does it involve: as a volunteer peer mediator you will be helping your community work together more effectively. This will be done by working with other families and professionals who may be involved with families. You will support them to find solutions and strengths to problems they may be having such as arguments, disputes and disagreements. You will be there to work with them to find a way to move forward.

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NEW Garden Volunteering Project

Volunteers are now being recruited for a brand new garden support project in the Vale of Glamorgan. You can earn Time Credits by volunteering to support tenants with their gardens. Volunteering duties will include: Mowing lawns, maintaining and clearing gardens, hedge strimming and weeding.

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Opening doors to low cost home ownership for first time buyers

With most first-time buyers needing approximately £30,000 for a house deposit, shared equity or low cost home ownership (LCHO) continues to be an affordable option as the first step on the property ladder. Newydd Housing Association, has seen over 20 low cost home ownership properties sold in the last three years, with these purchases being driven by 25 to 35 year olds.

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How to help get local press publicity for small voluntary groups

This is a Briefing session opportunity for voluntary groups operating in the Vale to obtain knowledge and tips for writing and formatting press releases straight from the professionals, the Editors themselves. GVS has limited spaces for up to six people to attend this session which is priced at just £5 per person on Thursday 19 July from 9.30am – 11am.

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Groundwork Wales is seeking to appoint two trustees

Groundwork Wales supports communities in need, working with partners to help improve the quality of people’s lives, their prospects and potential and the places where they live, work and play. Our vision is of a society of sustainable communities which are vibrant, healthy and safe, which respect the local and global environment and where individuals and enterprise prosper.

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GVS Briefing Session - DBS Checks & Safer Recruiting

Safer Recruiting is aimed at employers and volunteer managers; it looks at best recruitment practice for roles working with vulnerable groups; the use of DBS checks and how they support safeguarding, what they tell you and how to respond to content; also recruiting where there is no access to checks; and ongoing support options after the appointment of volunteers and staff. Briefing session on October 18th 2018

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Do you need desk space in the Vale of Glamorgan?

Glamorgan Voluntary Services (GVS) has desk space available (from 1st September 2018) at its offices in the Barry Community Enterprise Centre, Skomer Road, Barry CF62 9DA. One desk is priced at £35 per week or £1500 per year with a total of six desks available. Included in this price are heating and lighting, access to a kitchen area, use of filing cabinets and bookcases and car parking.

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Staff changes at local charity, Y Bont

Local charity, Y Bont, has recruited a new CEO, Ann Sherwood. Ann has worked at a senior level for over 30 years helping small businesses and charities develop and grow, most recently for the past 10 years as Head of Income Generation for a Welsh charity supporting survivors of domestic abuse. Joining Ann at Y Bont as the lead for fundraising and marketing is local girl Paisley Thompson-Bailey. Paisley is a Marketing graduate with experience in retail and fundraising.

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Third Sector Support Wales Impact Survey

Third Sector Support Wales is a network of support organisations for the third sector in Wales, comprising County Voluntary Councils and Wales Council for Voluntary Action. Our shared goal is to enable to third sector and volunteers across Wales to contribute fully to individual and community wellbeing, now and for the future.

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