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The Guernsey Community Foundation

The Guernsey Community Foundation was formed in 2010 with the overriding objective of ‘promoting effective philanthropy’ within the island.

The Foundation is actively involved in a number of projects which support this objective and help build the capacity of the voluntary sector. The development of the Foundation’s work follows the commissioning of a research project by Bristol University in 2010/2011 which looked into the voluntary sector in Guernsey.

Phase one has seen the Foundation develop a strategy for volunteering; a programme for distributing funds; and a training programme to strengthen and upskill volunteers and voluntary sector workers. It has also seen the Foundation raise awareness of the hard work and commitment of everyone working in the voluntary sector and of the challenges facing them in the future.

Phase two sees the Foundation engaging with the States of Guernsey and voluntary organisations in relation to social policy in the island.

The Guernsey Community Foundation aims to support local voluntary organisations as they develop their services and grow.

For more information about the Foundation please visit the website – www.foundation.gg – where you can keep up to date with projects and news, and where you can download a copy of the most recent Review of Activities. You can also follow ‘Guernsey Community Foundation’ on Facebook.

The Guernsey Community Foundation is a member of the Association of Guernsey Charities - member number 330

The Guernsey Community Foundation operates volunteer.gg, a website that aims to help those who are keen to volunteer some of their time to a charity but who may not necessarily want to commit to full time volunteering, are unsure of the opportunities that are available or are not fully aware of the range of charities that operate in Guernsey.

The volunteer.gg website works to establish a link between charities who require assistance for events, and potential volunteers. Anyone interested in volunteering for an event that is listed on the site, simply has to drop the charity an email or give them a call with the details provided. No registration is required to search for positions, or offer help.

Some charities are looking for people to help on a regular basis, but there are also plenty of events listed where organisations need one-off help.

The volunteer.gg website has been created as an easy platform for charities to upload their volunteer requirements. Whether this is for up and coming fundraising events, or more technical office help. The website requires charities to register before they are able to upload details, however, this process is simple and straightforward.

For more details, visit www.volunteer.gg






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Page updated: 10 January 2014
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