On Saturday 7 June, from 9am-12pm a Volunteers’ Fair is being held in Tenbury to encourage people to find out more about local volunteering opportunities and to showcase some of the many local organisations looking for new volunteers. The event is free of charge and free refreshments – tea, coffee and cake – will be available to all visitors.
Organised by Malvern Hills Volunteering, a non-profit organisation which promotes volunteering, provides volunteer brokerage to non-profit organisations and helps individuals looking to volunteer find the right opportunity, the Fair is being held at the Regal Cinema.
Coinciding with the 30th anniversary of national Volunteers’ Week, the Fair offers a great opportunity for people who live or work locally to find out more about the many varied, fun, challenging and rewarding opportunities available with local organisations. Volunteering has changed dramatically in recent years to adapt to our busy lifestyles and plenty of organisations offer flexible and short-term roles during the day, in the evenings and at weekends too, welcoming just a few hours of people’s time a month.
Over 20 local organisations will have stalls at the Fair, giving information and advice about how individuals can get involved, and people of all ages and interests are warmly invited to come along to the Fair to find out more.
Volunteers are the lifeblood of many local organisations and their support and dedication is vital to our communities – without their energy and commitment many of the services we take for granted would simply grind to a halt. But the magic of volunteering is that it’s a two-way relationship and volunteers benefit tremendously from the experience – learning new skills, getting back into paid work, improving physical or mental well-being, or simply meeting interesting people and having fun.
So come along to the Fair on Saturday 7 June and see how you can get involved!
For more information contact: Jacqueline Smith Tel: 07935 407190.