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Volunteering day hopes to capitalise on Olympic success story

After the massive success of the volunteer force at this year's Olympics, CSV is encouraging other Londoners to get involved.

"CSV Make a Difference Day is the perfect time for those inspired to volunteer by London 2012 Olympics with opportunities to do so, whether its designing a website for a local sports club, clearing out a nearby pond through to baking a cake or mowing a lawn for a disabled neighbour. In these tough times it is more important than ever for communities to come together and support one another through positive community action."

– Lucy de Groot, Chief Executive of CSV


Make a Difference Day

CSV Make a Difference Day is the nation's biggest single day of volunteering.

Although most of the events are taking place today (Saturday 27th October), there are also special volunteering initiatives throughout the next week.

In addition to the project in Wembley, Londoners will also be:

  • Helping plant spring bulbs and mow lawns on the Thames View Estate in Barking.
  • Making over a garden in Wandsworth.
  • Creating artworks to display on the wall of a recently-built community garden in Newham.
  • Baking cupcakes for elderly people in Camden.

London's volunteer army

Hundreds of volunteers across London are taking action today, to give something back to their local communities, on CSV Make a Difference Day.

These volunteers in Wembley have been helping to spruce up Brent River Park, planting daffodil bulbs and cleaning out the river.

Brent City Council has been getting a helping hand from a volunteer force of 50 people. Credit: London Tonight.
Make a Difference Day is the nation's biggest single day of volunteering. Credit: London Tonight.