Cotswold Friends are holding an Open Day, to coincide with National Volunteers’ Week, for you to come along and find out what we do and how you can get involved.
Befriending Services Manager, Kirsty Holder, says: ’ Anyone can volunteer. Our youngest volunteer is 17 years old and our oldest 88 years. People volunteer for a number of reasons. It can be a great way of getting work experience, to help gain employment or get into university. For some volunteers it’s a way of putting something back into their local community, and meeting new people. If you are retired, you have skills and experience that could be used to help support some of the more vulnerable people living in your village or town. It’s good for your health, too. A study by the Royal Voluntary Society found that volunteering is good for your physical and mental health.’
Charity General Manager, Beth Johnson, says: ‘We have a number volunteering opportunities at Cotswold Friends. A lot of people don’t think they have the time to volunteer, but just an hour a month can make a difference. We are currently looking for volunteer drivers, befrienders, IT mentors and helpers at our lunch clubs and social events.’
If you are interested, do come along to our Open Day for coffee, tea, cake and a chat. If you can’t make the day, call us on 01608 651415. The Open Day will be held at the Library, Stow Road, Moreton-in-Marsh on Thursday 4 June between 10.00am and 3.00pm.