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Positive Pathways Kick Starts Volunteers’ Week!

15/05/2018

PRESS RELEASE

Subject: Positive Pathways Kick Starts Volunteers’ Week!

Beverley Palmer and Ina Allum from Community First with our Positive Pathways Volunteers and Pearl Fearless from Waterlooville Community Centre

Volunteers from Community First’s supported volunteer team Positive Pathways, will be at Tesco in Havant on Monday 4th June from 10am to 1pm, to celebrate the start of Volunteers’ Week.  Volunteers’ Week is a national campaign where people from all over the country will be volunteering to recognise the 23 million people who volunteer across the UK.

Positive Pathways is a supported Volunteering project which helps those that need initial support to volunteer and works with them to improve social, communication and practical skills to help them become more involved in their local community, reducing isolation and improving well-being. Volunteers work as a team to carry out work in the community helping charities, schools and community groups and have carried out tasks such as helping schools prepare grounds for children to plant fruit, vegetables and flowers, befriending in sheltered housing, painting of community buildings and conservation work.

Volunteers, many of them recovering from a long period of ill health, will be on hand to chat to members of the public about their experience of volunteering and how it has helped them as well as promoting volunteering and answering questions.  Local volunteer opportunities will also be displayed and details can be passed on to the organisation for those expressing an interest.

Please stop and chat or pick up a leaflet for our volunteer website.  We look forward to seeing you.  Community First’s Volunteer Service are organising a week long programme of events to celebrate Volunteers Week across Hampshire.  If you would like to find out more about what’s going on go to our website www.cfirst.org.uk or to find out about what volunteering opportunities are available to you in your area – www.volunteerwessex.org.  Alternatively call 0300 500 8085 option 1.

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Download the full press release here and download the flyer here.

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