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Monthly archives for January, 2010

Using the Internet

Posted on 19th January 2010 by

We have been working closely with the Red Foundation recently to research the benefits of promoting volunteering through social networking (the term for contacting other people through the Internet)  sites such as Facebook and twitter. Dave Adams, who used to be one of our volunteers, is currently working on a Facebook page for the Volunteer Centre. The Red Foundation have just set up their own social networking site http://www.i-volunteer.org.uk.

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Snow and ice

Posted on 8th January 2010 by

Although the media have portrayed the current weather as a catastrophe there is no doubt that there have also been elements of seasonal fun. At Impetus we are able to access our e-mail from home. I’ve also thought it important that people try not to get into the office if there is any risk involved.

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a visit to eco-Chateau

Posted on 5th January 2010 by

I visited Charlie Turners ambitious social enterprise in France over Christmas. http://www.theargus.co.uk/lifehealth/goinggreen/features/4741422.Eco_men_abroad/
There is still a lot of work to do there. I very much admire Charlie’s vision and determination. We spent a long time talking about European funding and I’m hoping that we can look into the possibility of funding volunteering in the city. There may be potential links between the Volunteer Centre and eco-Chateaux whereby Impetus can set up and deliver volunteers to help with the refurbishment.

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