VOLUNTEER Centre Thurrock is holding a drop-in ‘New you, New Year’ Volunteer Recruitment Fair to help people find volunteering opportunities for 2017.
The event is being held on Thursday 26th January, between 11am – 2pm at the Beehive, West Street, Grays, Essex, RM17 6XP.
Terri Bryant, interim Volunteer Coordinator said “Many people will have made their New Year resolutions about finding a job, learning new skills or making a difference to the local community. Volunteering can help people to achieve their resolutions and offers so many benefits for people who have spare time on their hands or people who may be retired, unemployed or just feeling isolated and lonely and want to meet new people”.
“If people are unable to attend we would still encourage them to visit the Volunteer Essex website as it is filled will hundreds of opportunities in Thurrock and across Essex.”
“There will be many organisations in attendance to talk to for example The Brooke (a donkey sanctuary), Essex Police, First Responders, Essex Wildlife Hospital, and Open Door and more. Food Bank will also be there recruiting volunteers and are happy to take donations of non-perishable goods at the event”.
There will be information available on Timebank Thurrock, a project where people can use their time to help others in exchange for time credits, and use the time credits to get help for themselves.
So why not make 2017 count, make a change and start volunteering or timebanking, there’s something for everyone!
For more information about volunteering or Timebanking come along to the Recruitment Fair, or visit www.ngagethurrock.org.uk. Alternatively call the Volunteer Centre on 01375 389853 or visit: www.volunteeressex.org.