New opportunities to volunteer on offer at Worcester Expo

If you are interested in volunteering in Worcester, or even if you're not sure what volunteering is all about, the Guildhall is the place to be on Friday October 1.

With more people than ever choosing to stop work or find a new direction as the nation recovers from the pandemic, Worcester Volunteer Expo is taking over the historic building for the day.

Running from 10.00am to 2.00pm, the free event will see over 25 different charities and organisations setting up stalls to talk to visitors about the work they do for the local community and the opportunities they offer to volunteers.They include the National Trust, Sight Concern, Hartlebury Castle, Age UK, the Royal Porcelain Works, Action for Children, Worcester Environmental Group and St. Richard's Hospice.

The stalls at the Expo will cover a massive range of opportunities across caring, mentoring, heritage, young people, conservation, computing, supporting families and much, much more.

If you've got time to spare – from just a couple of hours to whole days – and want to make a difference in Worcester, this event is for you!

Worcester Volunteer Expo 2021 has been organised jointly by Worcester Community Action and Worcester City Council.

Councillor James Stanley, Chair of Worcester City Council's Communities Committee, said: "The last 18 months have really demonstrated just how vital volunteers are to our communities; people who step forward and selflessly give their time and talents to help others are the real heroes of this city.

"Volunteering can be great fun, and an opportunity to meet likeminded people whilst developing new skills. I'd encourage everyone to visit Volunteer Expo and find out more about how you could contribute to Worcester and make it a better and happier place to live in."

Sally Ellison, Worcester Community Action Project Coordinator, says:

"Volunteers are central to the work of countless charities and other organisations, making a difference in places as diverse as sports clubs, libraries, schools and hospitals. Worcester Volunteer Expo will give people who might be thinking about volunteering the opportunity to talk to different organisations about the many different roles that are available in the city." 

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