Wandsworth Volunteering Fair 17 October

People who live, work or study in Wandsworth are invited to The Wandsworth Volunteering Fair, which takes place on 17 October at the Civic Suite, in Wandsworth High Street. The Fair will enable everyone with an interest in volunteering to learn more about the opportunities on offer in the borough.

The Fair, which runs from 4pm to 7pm next Thursday, will provide visitors with information about local volunteering opportunities, opportunities for people to meet charities and organisations recruiting local volunteers, and allow them to sign up to volunteer.

The Volunteering Wandsworth team will be on hand to give out expert information and help visitors explore volunteering opportunities.

With help from Volunteering Wandsworth, many community-minded residents donated their time to help support local voluntary services with a variety of events and initiatives. Over the past year, there has been a rise in the number of people registering to volunteer in the borough, with 3,460 people signing up.

Over the summer people demonstrated their public spirit including helping organisers of last year’s Olympic Cycle Race manage the event on the day and lending a hand at the Mayor of London’s Capital Clean-up event in partnership with the Commons’ Conservators. Come along and find out about long-term and one-off opportunities available near you.

Wandsworth Council’s cabinet member for finance and corporate resources, Councillor Guy Senior, said: “For many people volunteering gives them an opportunity to give something back to the community in which they live, but for others there are clearly significant additional benefits.

“Volunteering can represent the first step for people looking to start down a new career path, or it can be the starting point for people who are looking to enter, or re-enter, the world of work.

“Whatever their motivation or long-term goal, I would encourage anyone interested in volunteering to grab an opportunity to find out how they can get involved.”

For further information about the Fair click here, email enquiry@volunteeringwandsworth.org.uk or call 0300 365 9950.

If you represent an organisation looking for volunteers it’s not too late to register to attend, please click here to reserve your space.

We look forward to welcoming you to The Wandsworth Volunteering Fair.