It's not just Black Friday

Here at Doing Good Leeds we review the new content uploaded to the site this week, commencing 21 November.

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Have you been overwhelmed by adverts this week telling you just how much you can save, save, save on Black Friday? Do you feel a bit uncomfortable by it all? We're fortunate here at Doing Good Leeds to get bombarded by different kinds of messages, ones that are just that bit more substantial. Don't click on all those junk emails in your Inbox today, try the following instead!  

The main new feature on the site this week is details of the Funding Fair in Wortley next Wednesday, 30 November. A great place to just drop in and find out about a range of funding opportunities for your voluntary or community group. It's totally free and you don't have to buy anything!

You can also find details of a new pilot scheme to encourage NEET young people to try "micro-volunteering" (ie - short, one-off volunteering) to help build their confidence and develop skills. It's called Skilled Up and there is a call out to third sector organisations to host the opportunities. Hosts receive £250 and training to help you assess volunteers' submissions and more - express your interest by 23 December.

Also, VAL has retweeted today about 2 important campaigns - the "White Ribbon" campaign to stop male violence against women and girls, and 1 December's World Aids Day where people can raise awareness of HIV/AIDS, challenge stigma and discrimination and remember people they have lost.

Finally, we've been getting lots of enquiries from people asking if there are any volunteering opportunities over Christmas. Simply contact Volunteer Centre Leeds who can point you in the right direction.  

Have a nice weekend everyone. Remember to keep submitting news, events and training to Doing Good Leeds - we publish most items submitted as long as they are relevant to the third sector in Leeds.

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