Volunteering on Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday 2017 is fast approaching!

#Givingtuesday is all about supporting and celebrating Britain’s charities. This year it falls on Tuesday 28 November and is an opportunity for people to give back either through their skills, time and/or money, ‘Giving Tuesday’ follows on from Black Friday which is the day after the US holiday of Thanksgiving, where retailers make many special offers. Since arriving in the UK in 2014, Giving Tuesday has become one of Britain’s biggest days for charities, raising millions of pounds for good causes.

So what’s involved?

·         For charities, you can access a range of resources designed to provide your charity with information on things, like fundraising and social media.

·         For individuals, on the day you can choose to support any charity you want in any way you want. You could make good stuff, donate good stuff, tweet good stuff or even say good stuff ‐ how you support your favourite cause is totally up to you!

So, what’s going on in Lewisham on Giving Tuesday?

In partnership with LL and VCL, VAL will:

·         Coordinate a marketing campaign that will raise the profile of six small but vital charities that are VAL members.  We will showcase and promote access to these charities via our website. This is a continuation of VAL’s #small but vital campaign from last year. Visit VAL website on 28 November for more information www.valewisham.org.uk

·         Hold a Giving Tuesday, special income generation surgery on 28 November. We can help you to identify relevant resources to help with your fundraising and income generation. Book your hour slot to identify ways to increase giving and income into your organisation


Elsewhere across Lewisham various VCS groups will be involved in a range of activities including:

·         Community Minded Business Breakfast – encouraging local businesses to give back

·         Goldsmiths student volunteering option – collecting food for Big Red Box + other onsite volunteering activity

·         Job Centre Giving Tuesday – Promote volunteering opportunities, use ESA staff to push towards volunteering

·         Techy Tea Party at Ewart Road and much more across the borough!


Find out more:

·         For volunteering opportunities across Lewisham contact volunteering@valewisham.org.uk.

·         For more information about Lewisham Local a collaborative partnership that encourages giving time, skills and talents contact Sam visit www.lewishamlocal.com

·         For more information about generating income into your charity or to book your place at the Giving Tuesday income generation surgery contact Lillian@valewisham.org.uk or call 020 8 314 7679.