Tag Archives : Darin Halifax

Our Plymouth volunteer scheme shortlisted for APSE Service Awards

A volunteer scheme in Plymouth which has improved access to healthy fruit and vegetables and saved local people thousands on their energy bills has been shortlisted for a national award. The Our Plymouth pilot scheme is a finalist in the Best Community and Neighbourhood Initiative category for the APSE Service Awards 2016, which takes place […]

#GivingTuesday – Our Plymouth presented with growing tower

Plymouth’s local volunteer scheme ‘Our Plymouth’ has been presented with a free ‘FOODY’ tower as part of Giving Tuesday celebrations. #GivingTuesday is a global day of giving, following the sales of Black Friday and the online shopping boom on Cyber Monday. To mark the occasion, ‘Our Plymouth’ has been presented with its own free FOODY, a […]

Our Plymouth celebrates 1st anniversary

A scheme set up to encourage more volunteers in Plymouth is celebrating its first anniversary this month. ‘Our Plymouth’ – the name given to the local Cities of Service volunteer programme – marks the milestone on Wednesday 21 October. Plymouth was one of seven cities selected by the Cabinet Office and Nesta to take part […]

Plymouth Pots and Pans Amnesty Friday 14 – Sunday 16 August

A ‘pots and pans amnesty’ is being held in Plymouth as part of our Grow, Share, Cook initiative to help people on low incomes and get more people cooking fresh food. The event has been organised via the Our Plymouth volunteer scheme in partnership with Plymouth City Council, Tamar Grow Local, Food is Fun and […]

Volunteers Week 1- 7 June 2015 – Youth Services

As we come towards the end of this year’s Volunteers Week, Plymouth City Council is putting the spotlight on volunteering with young people. Volunteering with young people has traditionally been a starting point for those now working to support young people in Plymouth. However, across the 101 ‘active’ volunteers in Youth Services we currently have […]

Volunteers Week 1 – 7 June 2015

This year’s Volunteers Week (Monday 1 June to Sunday 7 June 2015) in Plymouth looks set to be the biggest and best yet, with a range of events and activities to suit all. Volunteers Week is an annual celebration of the fantastic contribution millions of volunteers make across the UK. Plymouth’s army of volunteers has […]

Our Plymouth launches today

A new volunteering scheme officially kicks off in Plymouth today (Tuesday 21 October 2014) with the launch of a website.   Plymouth City Council’s cabinet has approved ‘Our Plymouth’ – the name of the new initiative which aims to work with local residents to help them make improvements to the local community through volunteering, through […]

Cities of Service Mentor from the USA visits Plymouth

Plymouth, one of an elite few cities awarded Cities of Service status, has received a visit from an American mentor to help kickstart the scheme. Marcia Hope Goodwin, who is Chief Service Officer for the City of Orlando in Florida, visited Plymouth on Wednesday 8th October and Thursday 9th October to provide advice and find […]

Plymouth chosen as a City of Service

Plymouth is one of seven cities that have unveiled plans to organise up to 2,000 volunteers to tackle local problems, as Cities of Service launches in the UK – a volunteer programme based on the US model founded by the former Mayor of New York City Michael Bloomberg. What is Cities of Service? Over the […]