A helping hand to volunteering
If the Jubilee celebrations and the Olympics have inspired you to consider volunteering, a new drop-in service can help you get started.
The Chichester Volunteer Centre, operated by Voluntary Action Arun and Chichester (VAAC), run a regular drop-in and outreach service across the Chichester District. From this week, a new drop-in session will be held in the reception of Chichester District Council's main office at East Pallant House on Thursdays from 9am-1pm. This is in addition to the well-established Tuesday morning session held in New Park Centre, Chichester.
"There's never been a better time to start considering volunteering," says Cllr Eileen Lintill, Cabinet Member for Leisure, Wellbeing and Community Services at Chichester District Council.
"The Jubilee celebrations and the Olympics are relying on the effort and enthusiasm of thousands of volunteers - and this week is National Volunteer Week. So if you've been inspired to find out more about getting involved in volunteering, then the local volunteer centre can help you get started. They can help you find volunteering opportunities that suit your interests and skills. They have regular contact with a wide range of local groups and organisations who let them know about new opportunities."
Hilary Spencer, from VAAC / Local Volunteer Centre, says: "We have two new members of staff who have recently joined the Volunteer Centre - Chris and Claire. They are on hand to help you find the right opportunity. And don't think that you don't have the time to volunteer. We also support Skillshare West Sussex, a website that helps you find bite-sized volunteering opportunities. Please call us or come and see us to find out more."
For more information, please pop in to one of the sessions in the district or contact VAAC.
Date: 01 June 2012