Hambleton Celebrates Volunteers

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The voluntary sector across Hambleton will be celebrating the national event – Volunteers’ Week.

Volunteers’ Week – from June 1 to 12 – is an annual event to recognise the contribution volunteers make in their local areas.

Volunteering Hambleton is holding a number of special events to mark the occasion.

In Northallerton, on Wednesday 1st June 10am to 12.00 noon all are invited to join us at Community House in South Parade to enjoy tea and cake for the launch of Volunteers’ Week.

On Thursday 9th June, thanks to funding from North Yorkshire’s Police Crime Commissioner, Harrogate & Ripon Voluntary Services are offering local groups free access to training in Northallerton on Involving Volunteers with a History of Offending or Homelessness.

Members of Stokesley volunteer centre will be out and about distributing leaflets, encouraging people to join the many volunteers that help.

Media students from Northallerton College will also be highlighting the work of Hambleton volunteers.

They will be making a film to promote the wide variety of opportunities available in the district.

Jamie Ward Smith, CEO of the national volunteering website Do-it.org has commented on the celebrations: “Great to see Volunteering Hambleton celebrating Volunteers Week with a medley of exciting events. Volunteering helps bring people together to help solve problems through voluntary and social action. Do-it’s 2015 Annual Volunteer Survey told us that the single biggest motivation to volunteer was the desire to ‘give back’, with 65% of those surveyed saying they ‘want to do some good in the community.’ Volunteer’s week is the perfect time to get involved, so don’t hesitate sign up today!”

Hambleton’s local volunteer centres offer a range of advice and support services to individuals and organisations.

For more information visit ndvsa.co.uk or contact Lizzie Clapham on 01609 780458 or volunteer.centre@hambletoncommunityaction.org

For queries about volunteering in the Stokesley area contact Kay Hayward on 01642 710085 or volunteercentre@stokesleycca.org.uk.