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28th Mar, 2012

JCI Cambridge River Projects - World Clean Up 2012
by James Mitchell on March 28, 2012 20:42


JCI is taking action against illegal dumping and careless behaviour towards the environment by supporting a number of "clean up" projects throughout the world between 24 March and 25 September 2012. These projects are about doing something together to benefit the environment.

As part of this campaign, JCI Cambridge will be taking part in two river clean-up projects in 2012 - cleaning the River Cam and the River Sturmer.

The first part is the "Cambridge Spring Clean" organised by the Cleaner Cambridge Campaign.  Taking place on Saturday April 14th 2012 10am - 12.30pm the aim is to clear the River Cam and adjacent open spaces of all surface litter from Fen Causeway to Fen Ditton.

Teams will meet at one of three locations:

  • Stourbridge Common from Riverside

  • The Fort St George (where coffee before and a BBQ afterwards are free for all!)

  • The bridge outside The Mill Pub and Scudamores


The second part is our own event, cleaning up the river near Sturmer on Saturday 21st July.

We are encouraging our membership to help us to clean these beautiful rivers, which we hope will offer a good chance to socialise whilst doing something good for the community. We will be finishing each day in true JCI Cambridge style... with a drink or two!  

If would like more information please get in touch by emailing us at or book your place for cleaning up the River Cam click here

Remember - all volunteer hours can be logged as part of JCI ACE, where the efforts of JCI members will be recognised through an awards scheme - please check out our blog post for more information.

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19th Mar, 2012

Donate your time, not just your money appeal
by James Mitchell on March 19, 2012 21:51



We all think of charity donations in financial terms, but donating your time to community projects is often as equally valuable to an organisation as any financial contribution.  Volunteering also has added personal benefits because volunteers are provided with the opportunity to build strong relationships and friendships with the organisations supported.

This year, in conjunction with our "2012 Challenge" JCI Cambridge is also running the "donate your time, not just your money appeal", encouraging members to get out into the local community, be active and make a difference.

We will be supporting a number of community projects throughout the year and would very much like you to join us! The hours donated by our membership can also be logged as part of the JCI UK Active Citizen Experience (ACE) Project (see below).

If you are interested in volunteering with us please get in touch by emailing us at, we would love to hear from both members and non-members.

In addition, we would also be pleased to hear from any local organisations who think JCI Cambridge might be able to assist in other local community projects.



JCI Cambridge is ACE!!

One of the core values of JCI is to be an active citizen and to make a local impact. In 2011 JCI UK launched a volunteering project on a national level under the name "ACE" - Active Citizen Experience, to reward those members who went a bit further and actively got involved in their local community.

ACE is a community hours project where JCI Members can register their volunteer hours. Members are awarded bronze, silver and gold certificates (according to the hours logged) in recognition of their efforts. The certificates are awarded at national events by the National President and National Community Director.

Bronze 10 hours

Silver 20 hours

Gold 30 hours

Any type of volunteering is eligible for ACE, so whether it is the Big River Clean Up, helping to fundraise for Wallace Cancer Care or running the Race for Life, it all counts.

JCI Cambridge would like our members to achieve as many certificates as possible this year.


All you need to do is click here, fill in the name of the JCI Member, log the time spent volunteering (in hours and minutes) and set out what the volunteering involved.

The JCI Cambridge committee would like to give a big thank you in advance, to the all members who take part in our "donate your time, not just your money appeal" this year.


As JCI members, our mission is to create positive change in the world. We believe that by taking responsibility for our communities, we can create solutions to the problems we see around us.

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