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2nd Jul, 2022

Community encouraged to make a difference during volunteers week

THE DIFFERENCE made by volunteers in Stratford will be highlighted this week as part of a national campaign.

Volunteers’ Week (June 1 to 7) celebrates people who give their time to help in different ways – from trustees, campaigners and coaches to carers, mentors and fundraisers.

And Foundation House is hosting Make a Difference on Your Doorstep Day on Thursday June 7 from 8am to 8pm.

The community is invited to find out more about volunteering opportunities from a number of organisations at the venue on Masons Road.

A report from Warwickshire Community And Voluntary Action (WCAVA) revealed 191,000 adults aged 16 and over volunteered regularly, giving nearly 91,000 hours a week, valued at over £80million.

Stratford Town Trust community spokesperson Rachel Key said: “Anyone can volunteer – if you can make a cup of tea, design a poster, take a child to the cinema, run a Facebook page, pick up litter, help someone fill out a form, make a costume, listen to someone going through a tough time – you can make a huge difference.

“Most volunteers say that they ‘get back’ far more than they give. You can meet great people, develop new skills, get ready to return to work, rebuild your confidence, transform your life after an illness or bereavement, share specialist knowledge, keep active or simply give something back to a community you care about.”

And WCAVA is also hosting a free quiz evening for volunteers at Stratford Sports Club from 7pm to 10pm.

Search ‘volunteer quiz’ in Warwickshire on eventbrite.co.uk to book a place.

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