Are You Interested in Volunteering with a Local Charity?
If so, please meet:
Wimbledon Community Association (WCA) – a local charity whose legacy dates back to 1946 when it was founded by Sir Cyril Black MP to ‘promote the wellbeing of the broad community’.
Since the closure of their community centre in 2012, the team at WCA have developed a new website service called Wimblecomm (www.wimbledoncommunity.org), https://wimbledoncommunity.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/WCA-marketing-flyer.pdf
Its mission is to help people find community space for hire, and to provide a digital community hub enabling the sharing of news and events across Merton.
The current board of three trustees and one secretary, all unpaid, is supported by a part-time member of staff and an external web developer. Their short-term objective is to further develop Wimblecomm, to market it to the wider public, and to engage with many more community venues across Merton to increase the number of venue listings and associated news and events on the site.
In addition, the trustees are exploring other opportunities where the WCA could facilitate the networking and sharing of best practice amongst its members (venues and user groups), such as the running of regular events.
Please visit their latest blog to find out more about their achievements to date and their vision for the future (https://wimbledoncommunity.org/blog/happy-new-year-wimblecomm/).
Can you spare a few hours each month?
WCA is now looking for individuals with a range of skills who would like to engage with them on a voluntary basis, with the view of becoming a Trustee, Co-optee, or to help them with specific projects and initiatives.
Some of the skills required are web development & database management, marketing (digital & traditional), SEO and Google analytics, social media and community engagement. https://wimbledoncommunity.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/Trustee-Co-Optee-Specification-12_2017.pdf
If you think you could help and have a few hours each month to spare, then why not get in touch with them directly to arrange for an informal chat with one of their Trustees http://wimbledoncommunity.org/contact-us/.