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Volunteer event proves a great success

15 May 2014 08:18:31

 Voluntary Action Rotherham (VAR) and The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust (TRFT) recently organised an event at Rotherham Hospital to showcase a range of volunteering services available in and around the borough.
The event signposted potential volunteers to organisations such as the Scouts and Guide Dogs and as well as giving staff, patients and visitors the opportunity to learn about volunteering roles through VAR and the Trust. In particular the event promoted volunteering opportunities that encourage people to be outdoors and active in order to promote healthy and active lifestyles.
Alison Thorp, Community Group Volunteering Officer at VAR who helped to organise the event, said: “The event created a great atmosphere and a big buzz around volunteering in Rotherham. It was great to see so many organisations networking and so many people eager to find out more about volunteering locally and across South Yorkshire.
“It’s important that we help to raise the profile of volunteering in the town so that even more people can make a difference to the lives of those around us.”

Joanne Farey, Volunteer Coordinator at TRFT and one of the organisers of the event, commented: “One of the main aims of the event was to raise awareness of volunteering in our communities.

“At the Trust we aim to help keep local people well and to support them to manage their health – volunteers play a huge role in this by helping our communities stay active, for example. Volunteers themselves also reap the benefits of helping others and tell us that they find volunteering very rewarding which, in turn, helps their health too. I’d like to say thanks to all those who made our recent event a success.”
For more information please contact Alison at VAR on (01709) 834462 or contact Joanne at TRFT on (01709) 424329. 

 Volunteers Event May 2014 

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