The Government Access Project - known as GAP, recently helped 65 patients as well as staff and carers at Trinity Hospice, Blackpool. Our team of cross-government volunteers are now looking forward to returning to Trinity and other local hospices in 2015 to develop their skills further and continue to support our community.
New cross departmental events coming up in the new year to help your development and engagement with other departments.
The Citizen and Celebration Event in the north west of England was a day dedicated to achievement and commitment. Our volunteer civil servants working with Civil Service Local give more than just their time to our citizen-focused programmes. The three projects which led to our winning a Civil Service Award for Excellence in Reform work with young people, offenders and those accessing hospice care to make a real difference. The day was a chance to showcase the innovation and creativity that comes from encouraging civil servants to work across government.
Find out more about what Welsh refugee women gained from this project and how to get involved in future opportunities.
A good news story that has it all - networking, continuous improvement and cross-government collaboration. Find out how Jen Frankish proved that it really is worth showing some initiative to help get things done.
Civil Service Local and Crisis teamed up to help Crisis Skylight members in Sheffield who have experienced, or who are at risk of homelessness to access courses, volunteering and employment.
Durham, Northumberland and Sunderland Education Business Partnerships are now looking for volunteers for a wide range of activities throughout the area that will help your personal development.
We are looking for volunteers to help us run projects throughout the north east of England, Yorkshire and the Humber that will involve making links with schools to support pupils in a variety of ways. The sort of help that might be needed will vary according to each school
a volunteering opportunity to help raise the aspirations of school students.
An opportunity to job shadow a Policy Adviser from the Collective Leadership Team. This opportunity is based in London. Any travel and subsistence costs will need to be met by your own department or agency.
New volunteering opportunities in schools in the West Midlands for January and February
We are hosting an event in Exeter on 14 January where the Charity for Civil Servants and The Depression Alliance are raising awareness about the effects of depression and how loneliness and isolation can contribute to depression.
Linda Goulding speaks about the "really invigorating experience ... working with some great people" in a fantastic week as a facilitator at a Civil Service Local Learning Development Academy in Newcastle.
When I was offered an opportunity to take part in the Going Forward Project to deliver a series of workshops to youth offenders at HMP Hindley, I had no idea what to expect. What I found was an incredible bond between co-workers and a huge insight into a whole new world.
If you are confident at public speaking or want to improve your presentation skills then read more about a volunteering opportunity in Bristol, South Gloucestershire, Somerset and South Wales.
Do you have an interest in education or a special skill that could be shared? Would you like to help pupils learn more about the world of work and get ready for working life? If so, find out more about volunteering in schools.
An interesting volunteering opportunity in Wales for those with a scientific or engineering background
Engaging our Schools is a programme of work to raise the aspirations of students, to encourage them to stay in education or prepare for the world of work. Volunteers aere needed to mentor the students or to lead these small projects teams to provide a great experience for both students and mentors.
Discovery Session: 26 January 2015: Find out how Civil Service Reform could affect your future role and skills. Using HM Revenue and Customs as an example, learn how a large department interprets rerform in term of workforce planning.
Come and take part in our first Continuous Improvement Network meeting to be held in January 2015. The first meeting is in Cardiff but we're working on different locations. Read more to find out how to join or indicate your interest.