Warrington Volunteer Festival – Count me in!

Warrington’s first ‘Volunteer Festival’ is just around the corner – and local people of all ages are being urged to come along to discover more about the wide variety of opportunities available.

It’s all happening on Thursday 27 April at the Pyramid on Palmyra Square, from 4pm-8pm (last entry 7.45pm), hosted by Warrington Voluntary Action in association with Warrington Borough Council, LiveWire and Culture Warrington.

The free, drop-in event is open to everyone, from parents to retirees, part timers to full timers, young people and families. A variety of local organisations will be showcasing the range of options available, including sports and leisure, community and health, arts and culture, animals and the environment and everything in between.

Alison Cullen, Chief Executive at Warrington Voluntary Action, said: “Volunteering can make a big difference in your local community. If you want to make a positive change but don’t know where to start, this event is for you – there’s a volunteer opportunity to suit everyone.

“There are an estimated 44,000 volunteers currently active across the borough and together they make this a caring, vibrant and fun place to be. Do your bit and join the volunteers of Warrington!”

Graham Cheers volunteers his time to organise Warrington’s junior parkrun, he said: “I would never have classed myself as a confident person before but now I feel that my confidence has grown – especially with public speaking. I have become more known within my community and really enjoy getting involved in projects to help children get more active.”

The event marks the launch of Count me in – a new Warrington-wide campaign aimed at making the borough an even better place to live, work, visit and do business.

Registration for the event can be completed online at warringtonva.org.uk/count-me-volunteering-fest-2017. Further information is available from Warrington Voluntary Action by emailing stef@warringtonva.org.uk or calling 01925 246 880.

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