Event will showcase volunteering opportunities in Worcester
People looking to make a difference by volunteering are invited to a special event showcasing opportunities available with local charities.
Worcester Volunteer Expo 2022 has been organised jointly by Worcester City Council and Worcester Community Action and runs from 10am to 2pm on Friday June 17 at the Guildhall.
Over 30 stalls are expected at the annual event, including representatives from Worcester Snoezelen, Sight Concern Worcestershire, the National Trust, Worcester Wheels and Age UK.
Last year around 300 people dropped in to find out more about the volunteering opportunities available.
Whether you've just a couple of spare hours a week or are looking to make a bigger commitment, the event is well worth a visit – and there is no pressure to sign up on the day.
Councillor Jabbar Riaz, Chair of the Communities Committee, said: "So many people would like to make a difference to a cause they feel strongly about – this event is for them, to enable them to find out more about the volunteering opportunities available.
"Volunteer Expo is an informal drop-in event for anyone interested in taking on a volunteer role. There is no pressure to sign up on the day or to make any sort of commitment. I'd urge anyone interested in volunteering to drop in and find out more."
Sally Ellison MBE, Project Co-ordinator for Worcester Community Action, said: "As an organisation which believes that volunteering helps both the individual and the community, we are delighted to be working with the city council in arranging this year's Volunteer Expo.
"We hope that many people will come along and see just how many different volunteering opportunities there are in the city. This really is an excellent opportunity to find out about volunteering. We're looking forward to the event and hope it is a great success for everyone."