Groups put out plea at volunteers day
CHESHAM Town Hall will be filled with voluntary organisations on Saturday for Volunteer Chesham.
If you think you might be interested in volunteering, drop in to the town hall between 11.30am and 3pm and browse the stalls to see what the different organisations do and what opportunities are available.
With nearly 40 organisations present, there should be something to interest everyone, from health related organisations like Bucks Vision and Cardiomyopathy UK to youth groups such as the Chesham Girl Guides and the Amersham & Chesham Air Cadets.
There will also be environmental groups like Chesham in Bloom and Chesham Environmental Group, heritage organisa- tions like the Friends of Chesham Cemetery, theatre groups including Chesham Theatre Company and some local charity shops, such as British Heart Foundation and Sue Ryder.
Volunteers from Theatre Shed, the mayor’s charity, will be serving homemade cakes, along with tea and coffee, to help raise funds for their inclusive theatre work.
Town Mayor Emily Culverhouse said “When I talk to people from local groups and ask them what one thing they really need, the answer is almost always more volunteers. This is the perfect opportunity for residents to discover the wide diversity of volunteering roles in Chesham. Please do come along and see what captures your interest.”
Hazel Finney, lead for volunteering at Community Impact Bucks, said, “We are really excited to be involved in another Volunteer Chesham event – it’s a fantastic way of bringing together many of the local charities and community groups with residents interested in finding out more about volunteering.
“Volunteering comes in all shapes and sizes – there literally is something for everyone, whether you have a little, or a lot, of time to spare.”
More information about the day and volunteering in Chesham can be found at http://www.chesham. gov.uk/Volunteer.aspx.