Branching Out Project Workshop - Tuesday 9th June

This project is aimed at likeminded individuals who are interested and inspired to learn more about what they can do to monitor and help their natural environment.

The online resources will focus on how you can improve your health and wellbeing using nature. The project will include videos that consist of skills training, practical project demonstrations and in-formative videos.

We are facilitating a joint workshop on Tuesday 9th June at 11am-12noon to discuss this project in more detail and I would like to invite you to attend.


Charnwood Forest Geoheritage Workshop Wednesday 10th June

Charnwood Forest Geoheritage Workshop

Date: Wednesday 10th June

Time: 10:00 – 12:00

Location: Online


Charnwood has some of the most significant geology in Britain: from incredible fossils of some of the first animals, to amazing ancient volcanoes that continue to shape the landscape today. The region’s exceptional geological heritage prompts a question: what more should be done to celebrate, promote, and protect this unique resource?


Volunteering at the Loughborough Carillon War Memorial Museum

Volunteering at the Loughborough Carillon War Memorial Museum

The most noble and beautiful building in Loughborough is, without doubt, the Carillon Tower, built after the Great War as a memorial to those Loughborough men who died in that war.

During normal times the tower is open to the public and three floors of the tower are given over to a military museum which is run entirely by volunteers.

Volunteering Network and Learn Event on Tuesday 2nd June 10am-12 noon on Zoom

VAL are planning an online Volunteering Network and Learn Event on Tuesday 2nd June 10am-12noon if your are a Volunteering Involving Organisation and would like to attend this meeting it will take place on Zoom.

As with our face to face meetings, we are taking bookings via Eventbrite, so if you could please book online to attend:


Evington Mutual Aid Volunteer Opportunity

Evington Mutual Aid was set up, like other mutual aid groups, in order to have a local volunteer in every street in Evington ward who will keep a look out in their street and make sure nobody 'falls through the net' and is unable to access help and support while they are self-isolating.  Local volunteers receive helpful information through the Evington network which is coordinated by Hannah Wakley.  Our MP, Claudia Webbe, has been active in supporting this scheme throughout Leicester East.  She says, "It works because it is about communities coming together at a street level who know each o

Volunteering and Car Insurance

The Association of British Insurers has issued advice to confirm how it is supporting customers and communities that may be affected by Coronavirus.

From a volunteering perspective, their advice confirms that they are waiving any requirements for people who may be key workers or who may take on roles to offer support to people in their local communities. Therefore, anyone taking on a volunteering role and using their own vehicle will not need to notify their insurer at this time.

Volunteering during Covid-19 Crisis - Some Top Tips for Volunteers

1) Keep following advice and updates coming from the Government.

2) Keep washing your hands! Before and after your volunteering.

3) If you, or anyone in your household, has any Coronavirus symptoms, stay at home - don't risk passing it on to anyone else.

4) If you need to self-isolate at home, think about what kind of volunteering you could do from home.

5) Only do things you feel comfortable with. You may want to help others at this difficult time, but it is still OK to say no!

Supporting our people and communities during Covid-19

In light of the recent outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19) across various parts of the world and the recent UK Government’s announcement, Voluntary Action LeicesterShire is taking all possible steps to ensure the safety of our staff, volunteers, clients, service users and our local communities.

Health and safety is one of our top priorities and at the heart of every decision we make which is why we will run our activities and services differently.