National Volunteer Week: YSS celebrates volunteering- across West Mercia
Read more about the events in Shrewsbury, at Hodnet Hall and in Worcester.

Shropshire :

shrewsbury volunteers event june 5 2014

Lady Mayor of Shrewsbury Beverley Baker visits the YSS stand at Volunteer’s Week event in Shrewsbury Square

Lady Mayor of Shrewsbury, Beverley Baker, visited the YSS stand, at the National Volunteer’s Week 2014 event in Shrewsbury Square, organised by Shropshire Rural Community Council Shropshire. She was very interested in the YSS Shropshire Early Help EnHance project.

The aim of the event was to promote volunteering in Shropshire as part of Volunteers Week and for us, to network with other agencies, be visible as part of the voluntary sector in Shropshire and to try to recruit some more volunteers.

Volunteers are an important part of the work that YSS undertakes in Shropshire, and It can make a huge difference to our clients if they know someone is motivated and cares enough to offer their time for free. YSS looks to recruit a diverse group of male and female volunteers aged 18+ who come from all kinds of backgrounds, cultures and interests with the common bond of being motivated to work with young people, adults and families who are vulnerable, have complex needs and face difficult life challenges.

  • YSS is actively looking to recruit volunteer parent mentors and volunteer young person mentors. For further information on these opportunities, please contact Alison Kinrade, Senior Volunteer coordinator on 07791 876636 or www.yss.org.uk/getinvolved.

 

Volunteers and Volunteer coordinators working in Shropshire

Volunteers and Volunteer coordinators working in Shropshire

 

Follow the link to read more about another event  for  volunteers in Shropshire: Sir Heber Percy, the Lord Lieutenant for Shropshire, very generously hosted  YSS  volunteers at Hodnet Hall  as part of the National Volunteers week 2014 as a thank you to volunteers  in Shropshire

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Worcestershire:

YSS and Action for Children at volunteering week june 2 worcs county hallAs part of national volunteer week, June 2-6,  Worcestershire Voices held an event in conjunction with Worcestershire County Council to celebrate volunteering across the county.

All of the VCS organisations who work with Worcestershire County Council were given the opportunity to attend.

YSS  together with  Action for Children, joined over 30 organisations  at a market place event  show casing  volunteering opportunities. YSS current volunteering  opportunities   are available for  Worcestershire Young Carers, Appropriate Adult, and Mentoring and more details can be found on the Worcestershire volunteering page.

Councillor Lucy Hodgson,  cabinet member  with responsibilities for Localism and Communities  commented that  this event was  to celebrate the important role that volunteers  play in Worcestershire.

Worcestershire volunteers support evening to thank volunteers for all their hard work and to celebrate Volunteers Week.

2014 Worcester volunteers bowling event

2014 Worcester volunteers bowling event

 

To celebrate Volunteers Week with those volunteers working in Worcestershire, they went to the Goodrest pub in Worcester for an evening of skittles.  20 volunteers, partners of volunteers and staff  mixed with each other,  shared experiences and then competed  for the skittles trophy- Carole Blake’s team won!!  It was a really good social event and is hoped to be repeated   at a future support evening.

2014 worcs volunteers bowling night

 

2014 Worcester volunteers bowling event

 

 

 

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