PEOPLE in the Redcar and Cleveland area are being encouraged to get involved as part of Volunteers’ Week, which runs until Sunday 12 June.
The national week is an annual event which celebrates the contribution made by millions of volunteers across the UK.
Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council is hosting two recruitment sessions at:
- Kirkleatham Museum and Grounds on Wednesday 8 June, 10am – 12noon;
- Guisborough Forest & Walkway on Friday 10 June, 10am – 2pm.
Both events will showcase different volunteering roles on offer within the council.
Cllr Carl Quartermain, Cabinet Member for Jobs, Skills and Leisure at Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council, said:
“If you are looking to fill a few hours at the weekend or make a major contribution to a local community group, there are lots of opportunities to volunteer in Redcar and Cleveland.
“Volunteering can help you make friends, learn new skills, advance your career and even stay healthy.
“I would like to thank all the dedicated volunteers in our borough who commit their time and efforts into making Redcar and Cleveland a great place to live and visit; the contribution they make, come rain or shine, is invaluable.”
Trish Waters, RCVDA Volunteer Officer, said: “Volunteers are central to the work of our organisations and groups and are a valuable presence in our community. Over 20 voluntary organisations will be joining forces to showcase the scope of volunteering opportunities on offer in Redcar and Cleveland ranging from befriending, youth work, administration, gardening, DIY and trusteeship”.
For more information on RCVDA Volunteering opportunities, please contact Trish Waters on 01642 440571.
For further information on opportunities within Redcar & Cleveland, please contact Sophie Lyth on 01642 496442 or Karen Preston on 01642 496428 or visit our webpage to see a full list of opportunities www.redcar-cleveland.gov.uk/volunteer