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The Oundle Jigsaw – Now on sale!

Volunteer Action is partly funded by grants from Local Authorities & the NHS, but also relies on donations from individuals & organisations, & its own fund-raising activities.  Following an earlier success with the Oundle Monopoly game, Oundle Volunteer Action’s latest fund-raising initiative is The Oundle Jigsaw.  Based on an original illustration by Gillian Dolby of […]

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Waitrose Shoppers Support Volunteer Action

We would like to thank everyone who supported us during December by dropping their green tokens into our collection box. We were delighted with the amount raised, which was £365! The money will go towards the provision of the Befriending service, which supports over 30 local individuals who may feel isolated or lonely. Mel Lee […]

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Volunteer Action 2017 Quiz answers

Please click on the link below to see the answers to the 2017 Quiz. VOLUNTEER ACTION 2017

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End of Year Report

End of year Statistical Report 2016/17 Once again, it has been an outstanding year for Volunteer Action. The service has seen an increase in demand in both the Community Transport and the Befriending service. In addition, a new Referral service has been established and between July and March supported just under 100 individuals living in […]

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2017 Newsletter

Our latest Newsletter is now available. Included is information about the our activities in 2016 and the services we provide. Please take some time to get to know who we are and what we do – you can contact us if you would like to be a part of the team that delivers much needed […]

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Members Survey Results 2016

The member survey results for the befriending service are captured in the information attached. We are please to report the our Befriendees were 100% satisfied with the service. Befriending Survey Results 2016

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Volunteer Action at 21

Volunteer Action celebrated it’s 21st year of operation in October with a lunch time party for 100+ volunteers and an evening reception hosted and sponsored by Oundle School. Guests of honour at the lunch were John and Margaret Melhuish who have been driving for VA for 20 years. Chair, Val Chesser, was pleased to present […]

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2016 Quiz: The Answers

Thank you to all 1,500 of you who bought quiz sheets this year. There were many correct answers in spite of the fact that it was more difficult than usual. Next year it will be easier, we promise! There were quite a lot of alternative answers, some of which I have indicated: there are probably […]

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Volunteer Action Add a New Enhanced Referral Service

Volunteer Action are now able to offer assistance to even more people in Oundle, Thrapston & the surrounding East Northants villages. From July 2016 they are providing a completely free enhanced referral service. Anyone meeting our criteria wanting to know who can help can call us on our usual number 01832 275433 and get advice […]

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Lottery Funding for Volunteer Action

Lottery Grant for Volunteer Training.   Volunteer Action has been awarded £3,581.00 by the Big Lottery Fund, to recruit and train volunteers. The manager of Volunteer Action, Carol Underwood says: ‘Recruitment and training of volunteers is essential to ensure continuation of services in the local area. Although we have a large number of volunteers, demand […]

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