Volunteering and Clubs Fayre
POSTPONED TILL AUTUMN
This is intended to be the opportunity for local and Vale residents to have the chance to see what clubs and organisations are available to join or find out where they can volunteer in all sorts of opportunities - under one roof.
In addition, we plan to list all those present and those that we couldn't get in the hall with a description of what they do or are looking for with a contact detail available off this web site as a resource for the future for local people.
WHY IS VOLUNTEERING IMPORTANT?
As well as helping others, volunteering has been shown to improve volunteers' wellbeing too.
It’s human nature to feel good after helping someone out. Volunteering can also help you gain valuable new skills and experiences, and boost your confidence.
If you’re interested in volunteering, here’s something to inspire you.
16.3m people volunteered through a group, club or organisation in 2020/21.
Most people have formally volunteered at some point in their lives, dipping in and out of involvement over time.
Volunteering patterns changed substantially during the pandemic.
Almost one in five (17%) people reported volunteering at least once a month, about 9.2m people.
Less visible is informal volunteering, which includes a wider range of activities including unpaid help for someone who is not a relative. In 2020/21, 54% of the population (29.4m) volunteered informally at least once a year and 33% (17.9m) did so at least once a month.