Monday 16 September

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Free volunteering event

Published Tuesday, 10 September 2019

Anyone interested in volunteering and community groups is invited to attend a free event which aims to promote volunteering opportunities in the borough.

The Making a Difference Volunteer Fair, which has been organised by the Voluntary & Community Sector and Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council, will be hosted at the Concordia Theatre on Stockwell Head, Hinckley, on Tuesday 8 October from 11:30am to 1:30pm.

The event is open to anyone who is interested in volunteering in the Hinckley and Bosworth area.

Local charities and community and voluntary groups are seeking volunteers who have an hour or more to spare each week, who would like to use their skills to benefit the community or would like the chance to update their skills, meet people and make friends.

The event will provide information about the opportunities on offer and enable potential volunteers to speak to local organisations and current volunteers who will help to inspire them to make a difference in the community. 

Executive Member for the Voluntary Sector at the Borough Council, Councillor Keith Lynch, said:

In these days of financial constraint the work of volunteers is more important than ever. Just an hour or two a week can make a world of difference to some people’s lives. There are well over a thousand local charitable organisations, some of them of only a few people but who make a contribution far beyond their numbers. If you are able to lend your help in any way please go to the event and see what you can offer.

For more information about the event or volunteering , please call Next Generation on 01455 632984, or email vcsinfo@nxt-gen.org.uk 

Anyone who is interested in volunteering at the Concordia Theatre, which is run entirely by volunteers, is particularly welcome to come along and see back stage and what happens behind the scenes at the popular town theatre. There are tours at 11.30am and 1.30pm. No booking is necessary.