Useful Information and our Events


The Chairman of Bath & North East Somerset Council Community Awards 

This is your opportunity to recognise the positive contributions made within the local community.

For more information about the Chairman's Awards contact Sara Banks telephone:

01225 477 807 sara_banks@bathnes.gov.co.uk 

Mike Plows, Manager of the Volunteer Centre Bath & North East Somerset, said: “The Awards allow the community the opportunity to recognise and celebrate the fantastic voluntary contribution of both teams and individuals and we are delighted to be involved again this year.”

For more information follow the link here

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Zurich Challenge 

For the past 4 years Zurich Community Trust (on behalf of the Zurich Life business in the UK) have been working in partnership with the University of Bath’s School of Management faculty with the aim of encouraging small teams of students to volunteer their time and/or skills in October and November to add value to local charitable organisations. They have developed this initiative with help from ourselves (Volunteer Centre Bath & beyond) , the Students’ Union Volunteer Office at the Univeristy of Bath.

For info, Zurich staff have engaged in these team-build challenge projects for over 20 years and a member of Zurich's staff who has already completed a successful challenge project will be mentoring each of the student teams.

The projects that a team of up to 7 students will be delivered  in November. 

To find out more click here 

The successful charities this year who will benefit for this amazing amount resources are

  • First Steps
  • Alzheimer’s Society
  • Carers Centre
  • CURO
  • V Team Student Volunteers
  • Foodbank
  • Dementia Action
  • Dry Arch Growers
  • Leonard Cheshire
  • Gateway out and About
  • Time2 Share
  • Macmillan Cancer
  • RUH
  • Volunteer Centre Bath and Beyond


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Bath Soup Project 

What is Bath Soup Project?

 

Originating in Detroit, Bath Soup Project is a crowd-funding event for community projects the first event will take place at Bath City College on Thursday 3rd November 2016.

The concept is simple, it’s a minimum of £5 to attend for everyone (you can donate more if you wish) and the purpose of the evening is watch five people pitch an idea to improve their local community.

Once the ideas have been pitched everyone gets a bowl of soup to eat plus a chance to chat and mull over which pitch they want to vote for. When the votes have been counted the winner will receive all the cash raised on the night to go ahead and start their project.

This event aims to bring together people who share a desire for a better community. The added advantage is they also get to meet people and share ideas and resources. New connections are made and it brings the community closer together.

This event  
is in partnership with ourselves the Volunteer Centre Bath & beyond, Lucy Beattie (Employability team at Bath City College)   Julie Poll (of Business in the Community) to find out more 

Congratulations to the lucky FIVE 'pitchers' whose ideas have been selected from a high level and calibre of applications received.

They are....... drum roll................. Projects which support various and exciting things people are trying to achieve to help, enhance the lives of people in our community, and make a difference, who will take the money? to find out you need to be there.

  • B&NES Dementia Action Alliance
  • Bath Stroke Support Group 
  • The Yong Advocates
  • Three Ways School Enterprise 
  • Vegmead (VTeam)

Have you reserved your place?

• Everyone in attendance pays a minimum of £5 and the purpose of the evening is to watch five people pitch an idea to improve their local community.
• Once the ideas have been pitched, everyone gets a bowl of soup courtesy of Bath College, plus a chance to chat and mull over the pitch they want to vote for. When the votes have been counted, the project with the most votes receives all the cash raised on the night to start their project. 
• The event aims to bring together people who share a desire for a better community. The added advantage is they also get to meet people and share ideas and resources. New connections are made and it brings the community closer together.

To find out more: http://www.vol-centre.org.uk/bath+soup+project2

We aim to be a safe place where people of all ages and backgrounds can come together to share a common interest in improving their local community and bring people together who want to make a difference, engage others, have fun, be creative and make connections with their neighbours.




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We are currently seeking a venue for our next Conversational Cafe Event as soon as we know we let you know.  

A free opportunity for members of the voluntary and community sector in Bath & North East Somerset to come together network, share information and ideas over lunch.

We aim to be a safe place where people of all attendees can come together to share a common interest in improving their local community and bring people together who want to make a difference, engage others, have fun, be creative and make connections with other members of the sector.

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Sustainable Income training for

small groups working with older people

Volunteer Centre Bath & North East Somerset is pleased to be able to offer-

 A FREE training course for small groups and organisations working with Older People in Bath and North East Somerset

An opportunity for small groups and organisations to:

  • Learn how to find new income to support your work
  • Explore funding opportunities including donations, grants, community fundraising and social media
  • Take time out to plan developments for your group or service
  • Share ideas and opportunities with others in the same field
  • Look to new horizons

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For more information and to book