Denise Sisk (administrator) and Lizzie Clapham (co-ordinator) from Volunteering Hambleton
Anna Addison

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New look for volunteer opportunities across Hambleton

Support to voluntary organisations and services for people seeking to volunteer have undergone a revamp across the Hambleton area.

Northallerton Volunteer Centre has now become ‘Volunteering Hambleton’ and is expanding its services to cover the whole of Hambleton, working in partnership with the Volunteer Centre in Stokesley.

Volunteering Hambleton offers a range of advice and support services to organisations, from help with the development and promotion of volunteering and opportunities, to delivery of quality training and information designed to develop good practice in all areas of an organisation’s volunteer recruitment, support and management.

The Hambleton area is currently experiencing a shortage in volunteers and Volunteering Hambleton is actively seeking people who can help at organisations such as Thirsk, Easingwold and Stokesley Community Care Associations which are looking for volunteers to support their Community Visiting, Respite Sitting, Good Neighbour and Community Car Schemes.

Volunteers can decide what sort of help they are able to offer and how much time they want to give.

Volunteering Hambleton will be delivering pop-up volunteer sessions in Northallerton, Easingwold and Thirsk during National Volunteers Week in June with a view to launching more regular sessions in the coming year.

Lizzie Clapham, Volunteering Hambleton’s co-ordinator, said: “We are here to offer individuals and organisations all sorts of support and advice about volunteering. For anyone thinking of volunteering, we have details of a wide range of different roles available in the local area and can put people in touch with local charities, community groups and other organisations looking for volunteers.

“A small offer of help can make a big difference. Depending on interest, time and skills, there are many different roles available with an occasional, regular, one-off, short or a longer term commitment. Our aim is to promote more and better volunteering for all and we really do need more people to come forward, hence we are arranging a variety of pop-up sessions in the coming weeks.”

For more information on Volunteering Hambleton visit http://www.ndvsa.co.uk or contact Lizzie Clapham on 01609 780458

Volunteering Hambleton is a project of Northallerton & District Voluntary Service Association, a registered charity, charity number

This was posted in Bdaily's Members' News section by Anna Addison .

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