Claire Arthur

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About Claire Arthur

About me, I’m passionate about making a difference. In the past this was through training and supporting people and organisations in a development role. But, I dreamt how I could make a bigger difference, so I packed in work and set out on my own... And so became Community Group Training. We offer mobile, e-learning, this way I could spread my passion of making a difference to many more than I could as one person.

Great quotes to help YOU get through the hard times

Great quotes to help YOU through the hard times Running a community group can be incredibly rewarding, but it is not without its challenges. Fear not you are not alone there are an estimated 500,000+ trustees in the UK all working incredibly hard to help the organisations they volunteer for. These great [...]

By |2018-11-14T05:08:34+00:00July 13th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on Great quotes to help YOU get through the hard times

What does the word ‘community’ mean to you?

What does the word 'community' mean to you? I went to collect a prescription today, only to find I’d lost my bank card. I was 7 pence short on the prescription charge and a kind lady behind me said “Don’t worry, here’s the money you need”. In reply the pharmacist assistant said “Don’t worry, [...]

By |2018-11-14T05:08:35+00:00June 9th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on What does the word ‘community’ mean to you?

I’m not just a volunteer

I'm not just a volunteer “I’m just a volunteer” is a common phrase heard thousands of times over, but there is no just about it. Let’s get ourselves familiar with the facts like how volunteering services deeply impact the overall development of communities.Over 20 million people across England volunteer every year, contributing over 100 million [...]

By |2018-11-14T05:08:35+00:00June 2nd, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on I’m not just a volunteer

Interview with Claire Arthur

Claire, tell us a bit about yourself... A few weeks ago I turned 41; how quickly the past year has gone!  Turning 40 last year made me reflect on what I had achieved and in turn the kind of person I am.  It was a watershed moment for me, and most people, I suspect, enjoy [...]

By |2018-11-14T05:08:35+00:00May 19th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on Interview with Claire Arthur

Developing a Volunteer Induction Program

According to Communities and Local Government (2011) Citizenship Survey: 2010 – 2011 how many people do you think volunteered formally at least once in that year?... 39% - yes 39% with 25% of these volunteering formally at least once a month This equates to 16.6 million people in England volunteering formally at least once a [...]

By |2018-11-14T05:08:36+00:00September 24th, 2015|Blog|Comments Off on Developing a Volunteer Induction Program

Community Groups: The good the bad and the ugly

Community Groups: The good the bad and the ugly Working the voluntary sector for over 12 years now has been an enlightening experience to say the least!  Meeting the most selfless people I could ever hope to meet, is definitely one of my highlights. These are the people seem to have an abundant amount [...]

By |2018-11-14T05:08:36+00:00September 24th, 2015|Blog|Comments Off on Community Groups: The good the bad and the ugly