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The Mancunian Candidate

Those of you more familiar with the work of JVN will be aware that we recently spread our wings and became more involved with the Jewish communities in Leeds, Manchester, Liverpool and Birmingham. Our Manchester Volunteering Champion Melissa Chapman recently wrote this article for Gesher, the newsletter for Hale Synagogue, and we thought we’d share […]

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Royal Seal of Approval for JVN

You may remember that JVN, supported by the Board of Deputies, conducted a campaign in 2012 on behalf of the Jewish community called the Jubilee Hour campaign. The campaign encouraged people to give 60 minutes of their time for Her Majesty The Queen’s 60 years of public service. JVN collected 50,000 hours from the Jewish […]

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Volunteering When It Suits You

JVN’s new employee volunteering scheme, Embrace, is in full swing, with a brand new website and more and more businesses and charitiesbecoming involved. This week, the JVN team decided to put our money where our mouth is and embark on some employee volunteering of our own with GIFT. Meeting at the GIFT warehouse on Tuesday evening we helped […]

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As one chapter closes, another opens…

This penultimate blog post of 2012 will reflect on two major changes that will affect JVN going into the New Year, both of which have occurred within the last week. The first change sees the end of the Jubilee Hour campaign. This campaign was set up by John O’Brien and his team of staff in […]

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It’s back to school for JVN

One of JVN’s primary aims over the next few months is to expand the work it does to encourage young people to become involved in volunteering. Aside from its regular work with schools, synagogues and youth groups, including the Yoni Jesner Award Scheme (to be relaunched in the coming weeks), and the new activities to […]

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Volunteering Wins Gold: Volume 1

Hello and welcome to the first in a new series of JVN blogs entitled Volunteering Wins Gold. We’ll be posting stories about volunteering during the Olympic and Paralympic Games. We all hear about how amazing Team GB are doing (it’s impossible to ignore!), but what about the people behind the scenes? Our Jewish community has […]

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Jews in the news – behind the scenes at the Paralympics

Frank Weinberg, Chairman of British Friends of Israel War Disabled talked to me about his role in organising the Israeli Athletes for the Paralympic Games which takes place between 29th August and 11th September. Frank and his team’s remit is to liaise between the Israeli Paralympic Team and LOCOG and to act as a total […]

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Hasmonean gives the gift of time

Last week from the 4th to the 6th July inclusively, students in years 7-9 at Hasmonean Boys and Girls Schools devoted three whole days to volunteering. Under the guidance of JVN and Hasmonean staff, students took on a range of tasks over the three days. A group of students lifted the spirits of the residents […]

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Developing Yourself as a Volunteer Manager

Next Wednesday 11th July from 11.30 to 2.30pm we will be holding our 9th annual conference for volunteer co-ordinators entitled ‘How to Professionalise yourself in volunteer management.’ Our amazing key speaker will be Sue Jones who is the Training Manager at the Volunteer Centre Warrington in England, leading the development and delivery of  a range of […]

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Mathew goes the extra mile for Rela Goldhill Lodge

Mathew Kayne, a resident at Rela Goldhill Lodge decided to take on a very brave challenge and raise money for the home.

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JCoSS scoops the JVN Jubilee Award for Innovation in volunteering at the Yoni Jesner Ceremony

39 pupils from JCoSS proudly took to the stage on Monday night to collect their Innovation Award and a £500 prize at the Yoni Jesner  Award Ceremony. It was an emotionally charged evening with incredible speeches from The Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks, HE Ambassador Daniel Taub and The Rt. Hon. Eric Pickles, MP. Yoni Jesner’s […]

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Jubilee Hour – Can you give 1 hour over 1 year?

Our campaign partners, Jewish News will be running a feature over 4 months, with moving profiles on volunteers, who are after all the unsung heroes of our community.
We all have the capacity to make a real difference and contribute to making the world a better place.

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Dassa and Harley go schwopping for Chai Cancer Care !

Dassa Shalev and Harley Benson, two pupils at JCoss, were the brains behind a Schwopping Charity Event last night held at Dassa’s home in Finchley.

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A day in the life of Sharon Daniels at The Judith Trust – Inclusion & Inspiration.

Tell us about The Judith Trust? The Judith Trust was set up to help integrate people with learning disabilities and mental health problems in both religious and spiritual aspects of the Jewish community. It was set up in 1997 in the name of Judith, a woman with both these problems and whose family run the […]

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Power breakfasts and community Fun

Come rain or shine, the Community Fun Run is happening this Sunday. It’s always a very special day in the Jewish calendar of Events. 100.s of charities will be represented by adults and children who feel passionately about their particular causes.

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