Bristol Credit Union (BCU) is a local, ethical banking cooperative offering a range of loans and savings services direct to over 9,000 Bristol based members. We have developed a number of partnerships with local employers and member organisations and we work directly with the Bristol Pound CIC.
This is an excellent opportunity for a creative and innovative student, graduate or someone looking to get back into work, to become involved in an exciting new and creative Community Interest Company in Bristol.
Chris Gittins, Streets Alive director, says: “Since we launched Age Friendly Streets we have found that there is a lot more neighbourliness going on in streets than we had thought, and Christmas is a key time of the year for it. Christmas does not need to be a lonely time. People can come together across the generations and help each other out.”
Chris Gittins adds: “The complexity of challenges such as the recession, ageing population, social diversity and climate change cannot be resolved by the conventional machinery available to local and national government. Nor does the power to tackle them lie with individuals’ private lives alone. There is then a need to build a new resilience and collective capacity within communities to help respond to these shared challenges.”
The Age Friendly Streets campaign has a host of ideas to reduce isolation and mix the ages. See more on the Age Friendly Streets website.
Streets Alive offers free make-it-happen toolkit for neighbourliness and telephone advice for seasonal get-together information. Call: 0117 922 5708 (office hours).
Here are a few ideas to boost neighbourliness resilience at Christmas
• Hold a mince pie get-together – invite some neighbours round for a drink, mulled wine and a
mince pie, even at short notice. You could either drop a note round, or just invite some in person.
• Drop a Christmas card off to someone you may know
• Offer to keep an eye on houses and pets of neighbours who are away
• Hold a street carol sing-along
• Offer a drink or cuppa on New Year’s Eve or Day
We would like to invite you to take part in ‘Blue Fingers’, a meeting between the horticulturalists and handicrafters of Bristol to raise awareness of an important agricultural resource and gain skills and/or knowledge to protect land of this quality and significance in the future. We are looking for 10 growers and 10 crafters to be involved in this event. Could one of them be you?
Temwa is looking for a part-time Events Coordinator. The successful candidate will be honest, confident, have a passion for international development, and in particular the development of Malawi.
Job Title: Events Coordinator
Location: Temwa Office, Portland Square
Closing Date: 31st December 2014
Start Date: 16th February 2015
Duration of work: 3 days a week
Salary: £18,500 pro-rata
Date for your diary for International Women’s Day 2015. Speakers will include a Nicaraguan Fairtrade sesame producer and Easton Cowgirls on their visit to Palestine plus performers from Gathering Voices.
Date : Sat 7 March
Time : 7 to 11pm
Venue: Meanwhile Space, St Catherine’s Precinct Entrance via Mill Lane, Bedminster.
Tickets: £5 tbc
Intelligence for the Benefit of All – Talks for Women
Friday 28 November 7-8pm
Venue: The Relaxation Centre, 9 All Saints Rd, Clifton, BS82JG
We are looking for volunteers to represent Avon Wildlife Trust during the festive period at Cadbury Garden Centre. We would like to train volunteers to run support activities for families at events attended by our membership recruiters or staff. Interested?
Oxfam’s Fundraising Groups are teams of volunteers who work together to raise vital funds for Oxfam’s work worldwide. Fundraising activities can be anything and everything – from coffee mornings to treasure hunts, sponsored walks to music events. We are currently looking to create a fresh new group in Bristol, and need your help to make it happen.
Your skills and contribution here in Bristol will help Oxfam to support others around the world. So join us today. We’ll be on hand to help and support you every step of the way.
Lift one person through Oxfam, and they will lift others. Before long, whole communities are feeling the impact. With your help we can start a chain reaction today; helping to lift more lives for good.
Location: Bristol and surrounding areas
Hours/days: 1 – 4 hours a week, at times to suit you!
Raleigh International is currently recruiting team leaders, aged 23 and over, to support our programmes in Nicaragua, India and Tanzania.
International Citizen Service (ICS) is a UK government funded development programme. It brings together volunteers from the UK and developing countries to make a difference in some of the poorest communities around the world.