Proud Recipients Of This Year’s ‘MBEs For Volunteers’ Are Announced

Guildford voluntary groups are among seven Surrey recipients of the 2019 Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service. Hundreds of dedicated volunteers, ranging in age from 18 to over 80, who work with these groups across Surrey have had their outstanding contributions recognised and announced to coincide with the UK’s Volunteers Week, June 1 to 7. It …

Volunteers’ Week 2019

On 1st-7th June it is Volunteers’ Week: a chance to celebrate volunteering and say thank you to the thousands of people who contribute their time to volunteering in the local community. From gardening and conservation work to supporting people who are suffering from mental ill-health, thousands of people make a difference to peoples’ lives and …

Tackling Loneliness – Voluntary Action South West Surrey invites you to a seminar on loneliness to launch their new Community Point service

Nearly all of us experience feelings of loneliness at some time in our lives but for some, it can be a genuine challenge and pose major health risks such as heart disease, an increased risk of dementia and depression. VASWS is running a free seminar on loneliness, aimed at professionals across health, social care, education, …

Voluntary Action South West Surrey launches new Social Prescribing service

Happy #SocialPrescribingDay! We’re delighted to announce that we are offering a new Social prescribing service that gives people more choice and control over the way their health care is provided. New member to the Voluntary Action team Jane Soothill explains how the service works and what users can expect from it. She said: “We’re excited …