Vol­un­teer­ing is re­ward­ing and helps the com­mu­nity

Rutherglen Reformer - - News - Kenny Smith

Peo­ple look­ing to get in­volved in their com­mu­nity by vol­un­teer­ing have the per­fect chance to do so next week.

As part of Na­tional Vol­un­teer Week, which runs from June 1-7, the Healthy ‘n’ Happy com­mu­nity devel­op­ment trust have a host of ac­tiv­i­ties and taster ses­sions tak­ing place.

On Mon­day, June 1, the first ses­sion is Re­Con­nect, run­ning from 1-3pm.

This is a re­ally re­ward­ing vol­un­teer role, work­ing with older peo­ple who want to get out and about and im­prove their so­cial lives.

Try it out at the Re­Con­nect Group: Cly­de­ford View Shel­tered Hous­ing Com­plex, Al­li­son Drive, Cam­bus­lang.

Tak­ing place the same day from 2-4pm is the Handy Folk. They are a DIY group for those with handy skills and those who’d like to gain some. Vol­un­teers host this fun group that’s open to all.

Visit the Springhall Com­mu­nity Cen­tre, 30 Crauchan Road, Ruther­glen, for de­tails.

Tak­ing place on Tues­day, June 2, is CamGlen Ra­dio, from 1-3pm.

This is a live, on-air com­mu­nity ra­dio sta­tion run en­tirely by vol­un­teers – go along and have a go if you think you’re chatty enough! Visit the stu­dio and get in­volved at 16 Farmeloan Road, Ruther­glen.

Also tak­ing place at the same venue is the in­for­ma­tion sta­tion, a vol­un­teer ra­dio show-cum-pop up-stand pro­vid­ing info on all the lo­cal ser­vices avail­able to the com­mu­ni­ties of Cam­bus­lang and Ruther­glen.

Wed­nes­day, June 3, is an event for cy­clists, with a Bike Town event from 10am-2pm.

This is an event for peo­ple who love cy­cling or wish they could cy­cle with con­fi­dence. Ex­pe­ri­enced cy­clists are in­vited to try out their guided ride meet­ing at 10am at the Bike Town Con­tainer, at 78 Cam­bus­lang Road, Ruther­glen.

In­ex­pe­ri­enced cy­clists are in­vited to join the group at the Free Wheel North for fun with bikes. Trans­port is pro­vided so book a place by call­ing Mel on 0141 646 0123. There will be a meet­ing at Healthy ‘n’ Happy at 10.30am, again at 16 Farmeloan Road, Ruther­glen.

Fri­day, June 5, sees a par­ent cafe run­ning from 10am-noon.

This is a great vol­un­teer role, sup­port­ing groups es­tab­lished for par­ents and their ba­bies, where tea, toast, singing, fun and games are a must. Give it a go at Whit­law­burn Com­mu­nity Re­source Cen­tre, 57 Bel­mont Road, Cam­bus­lang.

For those who want to walk more, there’s a meet­ing from 10.30-11.30am. Those in­ter­est can try this brand new vol­un­teer role with Healthy ‘n’ Happy, a taster will in­volve get­ting out­side and walk­ing lo­cally with a group of like-minded peo­ple, and will fin­ish up with a cuppa.

Try it out at the Whit­law­burn Com­mu­nity Re­source Cen­tre, 57 Bel­mont Road, Cam­bus­lang.

For more in­for­ma­tion on any of the vol­un­teer ses­sions, call Tom or Jane on 646 0123.

Mean­while, next Fri­day, June 5, Healthy ‘n’ Happy will be hold­ing its Star Awards cer­e­mony, which will be live on the CamGlen com­mu­nity ra­dio sta­tion, be­tween 3-6pm.

This will hon­our and give thanks to the cur­rent hard­work­ing vol­un­teers.

Ra­dio gaga

CamGlen com­mu­nity ra­dio is look­ing for new vol­un­teers to join it

On the move Healthy ‘n’ Happy is look­ing to get a new walk­ing group up and run­ning

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