INFORMA: Brand new volunteering opportunities for 2015

Embed from Getty Images Employees of the London offices of multinational conferences and events organisation Informa are being given a chance to get away from their office desks and meetings for a day and help volunteer with local charities here in London to help those in greater need. All Informa employees are offered an extra day off a year to use towards volunteering with a charitable organisation of their choice, and the company has partnered with several charities to offer volunteering experiences on a first-come first-served basis to any employee interested in taking part. Opportunity Number One is with the charity Providence Row, which provides warm and sustaining meals to homeless and … Continue reading INFORMA: Brand new volunteering opportunities for 2015

NEWHAM GUIDE DOGS: Residents offered chance to train up puppies

The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association in the east London borough of Newham is offering local residents a unique opportunity to bring some puppy love into their lives by helping train the next generation of guide dogs (seeing-eye dogs), the Newham Mag reports. The charity, which helps procure and train up dogs to assist blind and partially-sighted people in their day-to-day lives, is currently appealing for Newham residents to help give a temporary home to guide dog puppies. This volunteering role, known as Puppy Walking, also involves training and socialising of the young dogs, so as to prepare them for new careers living in owners’ homes. They can also learn to be comfortable around … Continue reading NEWHAM GUIDE DOGS: Residents offered chance to train up puppies