Celebrate Volunteers’ Week With Us

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People in Atherstone and the surrounding villages are being invited to come and find out more about volunteering.

The Volunteer Centre North Warwickshire is opening its doors to people to come and have a chat about volunteering opportunities in North Warwickshire.

Pop in on Wednesday 3rd June between 10 – 2pm. The centre is based at the bottom of Long Street in Atherstone.

The first week in June is Volunteers’ Week, a national campaign to celebrate those people who give up their time for nothing to help their local community.

The centre manages a volunteer run project called the White Hart Tea Room, it will be providing people with free tea and cakes on the day.

Centre Manager Martin Horner said “It is important we recognise those who volunteer. Every week we meet people who want to help in some way. As well as placing people at the White Hart Tea Room and at our own allotment, we place people in administration, driving and environmental roles.

People volunteer for many reasons. Some are retired, some are unemployed.

Martin added “volunteering is a great way to meet new people, learn new skills and boost your self-confidence. We have had volunteers move on to get jobs as it looks great on your CV and gives you great experience.”

The White Hart Tea Room recently recruited new volunteer Shannon Reynolds. She says “I am really enjoying it, I like it when it gets busy and I am serving customers and doing the reception at the same time.”

Shannon and NicShannon along with long standing volunteer Nicola Wait will be receiving certificates during Volunteers’ Week to say thank you for helping out.

Nineteen year old Shannon from Grendon added “I think the experience has built my self-confidence and has helped me get out into my local community more.

More about Volunteers’ Week can be found at www.volunteersweek.org.uk.