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Welcome to the latest edition of the Halton & St Helens Voluntary and Community Action E-Bulletin.


Volunteers Week 2021 - Final Thoughts and Thanks

Thanks to everyone who shared their thank you videos and messages with us, we have loved watching and reading them all. In the video below (link to our YouTube Chanel) the High Sheriff of Merseyside talks about the importance of volunteers and what it means to him and our CEO Sally Yeoman concludes with a very warm thanks from us all here at Halton & St Helens VCA


If you would like  to find out more about volunteering or if you have any volunteer roles, then the link below will take you to our dedicated volunteer portal where you can register all of your volunteer roles or register to volunteer and find a new volunteer role for you:



COVID-19 Surge Testing Support Volunteer 

Halton and St Helens VCA Volunteer Centre is supporting Public Health and St Helens Council in the planning for Surge Testing in St Helens should the need arise. Our Volunteer Centre is creating a bank of volunteers on our Volunteering Portal for Surge Testing Support who can be called on at short notice by email or text.  We know that not everyone will be able to respond if and when a call comes out but in preparation it helps to know there are a number of people who we can call on and have had the guidance...

Willowbrook Hospice - Volunteers Needed

Willowbrook Hospice (like everywhere else) are recovering from 2020 and the pandemic. Their volunteers are a huge and vital part of this recovery and they would like to attract new volunteers in their shops (particularly on Saturdays) but anything that you can do would be fantastic. The shops that need help and support are located in Billinge, Stockbridge Village, St Marys Arcade and Sutton Warehouse in St Helens, Prescot and Four Acre...

Job Re-advertisement - Counsellor/s at Sahir House

Sahir House has been offering HIV support, information and training across Merseyside since 1985. It offers a wide range of services to people living with or affected by HIV; HIV related training; up to date HIV information; prevention and testing; and opportunities to volunteer. They are looking for a new counsellor to join the team as they grow their support offer and develop new services. Sahir House has been recognised as one of the best small health charities in the country and have recently expanded their charitable objects to reflect their experience in engaging with and supporting not just people living with HIV, but also LGBT+ people and those seeking asylum...

Wellbeing Enterprises - Programme of Activities July to September 21

We have been sent the latest, exciting new programme from Wellbeing Enterprises for July to September including a few ‘in person’ walking groups...

Job Opportunities at Irish Community Care

Irish Community Care is a charitable company whose aim is to ensure well informed, empowered and vibrant Irish communities in the North West. They are recruiting dynamic individuals with a track record of leadership and innovation to join their forward thinking team. They have vacancies for a Business Development Lead, Advice and Advocacy Worker, and COVID –19 Community Health Programme Coordinator. Irish Community Care is an equal opportunities employer. They particularly welcome applications from people who identify as belonging to a minority group...

Resilience Course - Mind Halton

Mind Halton's wellbeing course Build on Your Resilience will be starting at the Catalyst Museum on Tuesday 22 June 2021 between 12.00 noon and 3.00pm until Tuesday 20 July 2021.  During this five week wellbeing course participants will have the opportunity to explore and better understand what Resilience is and identify strategies to improve their ability to work through and recover from challenges and difficulty...


VCA Membership

 Halton and St Helens VCA are pleased to welcome our new and re-registered affiliated, non-affiliated and associate members.  We all look forward to working with you. If you'd like to find out about your membership status, click on the link below which will take you to our current list of Affiliated and Associate members, or contact Lynne Daffern (ldaffern@haltonsthelensvca.org.uk) or Debbie Morris (dmorris@haltonsthelensvca.org.uk) for more information




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