Council to hold virtual fair to support volunteering in the district

Malvern Hills District Council will be holding its very first virtual volunteer fair this week.

The fair will be held on Facebook on 7 January 2022 and will showcase the many fantastic volunteering opportunities across the district throughout the day.

Other organisations will also be involved and will share the vacancies they have using the hashtag #MHDVolunteerFair.

The fair has been organised to support the voluntary community following the closure of Malvern Hills Volunteering.

Established in 2010, Malvern Hills Volunteering was set up to meet the needs of local people and voluntary organisations. It worked to help individuals find the right volunteering role while supporting organisations to recruit new volunteers within good practice for volunteer management guidelines.

Community Action Malvern, who operate a wide range of services to local people, as well as voluntary and community organisations, is now consulting with local organisations with the aim of establishing a Volunteer Centre in the Malvern Hills District.

Plans are in place to search for a location for the centre after Christmas. The work will initially focus on recruiting and placing volunteers with local projects and groups, as well as promoting a wide range of volunteering opportunities.

In time, further services such as training, funding advice or other support will be offered once the project is more established.

Kate Walton, Chief Officer at Community Action, said: "Community Action is delighted to be actively involved in the setting up of a new Volunteer Centre in Malvern which will benefit the whole community and its diverse range of groups and organisations. We already have plans for what the project can do in the future but in the meantime, we are working closely with Malvern Hills District Council to ensure that volunteering remains in the spotlight."

Cllr Tom Wells, Portfolio Holder for Community Services at Malvern Hills District Council, said: "We are excited to see this new chapter in the volunteering offer for the district and will be working closely with Community Action. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the team at Malvern Hills Volunteering who have dedicated their time over many years to supporting the voluntary sector. I'd also like to thank all of our wonderful volunteers and voluntary organisations in the Malvern Hills District, for everything you do."

Visit www.facebook.com/MalvernHillsDC to follow the Malvern Hills District Virtual Volunteer Fair.

For more information about the Volunteer Centre, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at Community Action Malvern.


Disclaimer:

This volunteer fair will include information on groups and organisations who offer volunteering opportunities in the district. Whilst these groups and organisations are all part of the district's Volunteer Forum, they are not controlled by Malvern Hills District Council and should not be understood to be approved or endorsed by Malvern Hills District Council.

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