1st - 7th June 2019
Over 21 million people volunteer in the UK at least once a year and this contributes to an estimated £23.9 billion to the UK economy. Behind these big numbers is a big contribution.
These 21 million are a shining example of how we can all make a big difference to individuals and communities every day from improving the environment we live in, spending time with those who may otherwise be lonely and contribute to a range of other essential services and support.
At the Volunteer Centre in Erewash we provide vital direct services with the help of volunteers in the form of befriending, sitting to allow carers a break, shopping and transport. Just one hour a week makes a huge difference to someone’s life and for the volunteer it too can alleviate loneliness, help to make new friends and learn new skills. Free training is available as well as social events. People from all walks of life volunteer and all ages from teens to people in their 80s and beyond – it is therapeutic.