National Volunteers’ Week 2018
Volunteers’ week was an amazing celebration of volunteers and volunteering both nationally and across Brighton and Hove. It was our chance to say a big thank you to everyone who gives their time freely to support their local communities.
In Brighton and Hove we joined forces with Brighton and Hove City Council, Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust and other Voluntary and Community organisations in saying a big thank you to all of the volunteers working in all sectors of the city. There was a great event at Brighton’s i360 where the event staff there helped us put on a great celebration with tea and cake. Volunteers spoke about their positive experiences of volunteering and key figures in the city talked about the overall impact that this contribution has.
Our combined efforts to show our appreciation to all of you were also seen on Our Smart Screen video at Community Base, and with our beautifully sprayed junction boxes around town.
Now we wouldn’t have been encouraging all of you to hold your own celebrations, if we were not going to hold ours, so we popped along the coast for a bit of Crazy Golf. A day that has started the Volunteers Week Championships, (hopefully) played for many years to come and thoroughly enjoyed!
We also took this opportunity to spread the word about the great benefits and opportunities of volunteering in Adur and Worthing. We supported Adur and Worthing Council in their Volunteering Fair to encourage council staff to take up volunteering in voluntary and community organisations across the area.
For more information on Volunteers’ Week nationally https://volunteersweek.org
To find a volunteering opportunity for you, or to advertise your volunteer roles search ‘Volunteer Plus Brighton’ or go to https://www.bhcommunityworks.org.uk/volunteer/
Wishing you happy volunteering until next year…
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