Latest News from CSV

Bank on helping the environment with an Action Earth grant

Thu, 25/09/2014 - 4:33pm

In recent weeks, outdoor volunteers across Scotland have been planning a series of environmental activities to welcome in the autumnal months.

Activities will see disability groups developing a horticultural centre in Falkirk, Ethnic Minority Women’s Groups training in gardening skills in North Edinburgh, and a commuters group in Croy reclaiming derelict land around the train station, to name but a few.

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Honouring the fallen from Durham – World War One exhibition opens at Chester-le-Street Library

Fri, 15/08/2014 - 2:04pm

A free pop-up exhibition, uncovering the stories of some of the 80,000+ members of the Durham Light Infantry who served in WW1 opens on July 29th at the Chester-le-Street Library.

Community Service Volunteers (CSV) has created the exhibition in partnership with Chester-le-Street Heritage Group which brings together photographs, letters, keepsakes, uniforms and medals - reflecting the North East’s heritage and the human cost of war.

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Volunteering charity joins library to open WW1 Commemoration Garden

Fri, 15/08/2014 - 1:54pm

A commemoration garden built in memory of the 100 year anniversary of the First World War will open at Oakdale Library, Poole, on Saturday 26th July.

Thanks to a project by CSV’s Retired and Senior Volunteers, visitors will be able to enjoy a transformed garden home to poppies, planters and a plaque dedicated to the memory of the fallen.

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European trip helps volunteers understand and exchange cultural values

Fri, 15/08/2014 - 1:41pm
    Fourteen volunteers from across the UK including teenagers from Hackney, Manchester and Wales have returned home from a 12-day cultural exchange trip to France.   The young people, who all volunteer with national charity Community

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Churches and cathedrals sing the praises of volunteers

Mon, 28/07/2014 - 5:03pm
Young volunteers from across the UK and overseas are helping CSV to restore heritage sites across England, Scotland and Wales.   Hundreds of volunteers aged 16 to 25-years-old have signed up for CSV’s Heritage Camps programme which will see them spend one week preserving and restoring historic buildings.   During July and August volunteers will le

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