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NETHER­TON res­i­dents will be able to find out more about hun­dreds of vol­un­teer­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties across Sefton at a reg­u­lar new event in the area.

As part of Sefton Coun­cil’s 2018 Year of the Vol­un­teer ini­tia­tive, the Feel­good Fac­tory has joined up with Vol­un­teer Cen­tre Sefton to run a weekly drop-in event to alert peo­ple to how re­ward­ing vol­un­teer­ing can be.

The drop-ins take place ev­ery Mon­day be­tween 10am and 4pm at the Feel­good Fac­tory HQ on Glovers Lane in Nether­ton.

Vol­un­teer Cen­tre Sefton – part of Sefton CVS – has more than 40 years’ ex­pe­ri­ence of help­ing lo­cal peo­ple to find the right vol­un­teer­ing roles, as well as of­fer­ing ad­vice to or­gan­i­sa­tions look­ing to re­cruit vol­un­teers.

In­for­ma­tion on a wide range of op­por­tu­ni­ties will be avail­able at the events, from groups seek­ing green-fin­gered res­i­dents for gar­den­ing projects, to or­gan­i­sa­tions look­ing for peo­ple who can sup­port fam­i­lies in cri­sis or ex­of­fend­ers.

Philip Block­sidge, Sefton CVS cit­i­zen­ship and vol­un­teer worker, said: “Al­though we can pro­vide a huge amount of in­for­ma­tion about vol­un­teer­ing on­line, th­ese drop-ins are ideal for peo­ple who would pre­fer to dis­cuss op­por­tu­ni­ties with some­one face to face.

“We’re hop­ing that they at­tract a very good turnout,” added Mr Block­sidge.

For more on the Nether­ton vol­un­teer­ing dropin events ring Vol­un­teer Cen­tre Sefton on 0151 920 0726, or email info@vol­un­teer­ingsefton.org.uk.

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