What is Volunteering in Prudhoe?
For some time, Volunteering in Prudhoe, (ViP) has been showcasing local volunteering opportunities through various social media sites and paper based Information sheets. Through the generosity of our friends in Hexham Community Partnership, we now have a web-based Volunteering Repository/Tool/Database, which is clever enough to match volunteer opportunities from community groups and employers in Prudhoe with the skills and aspirations of those with time to give.
By having this tool, we hope to make it much easier for you to access information about volunteering opportunities. In addition, it will provide speedy contact with community groups who are looking for volunteers and provide news of local events where volunteers can give their support.
We know from experience that volunteering offers many benefits including
- Meet new people and make new friends
- Improve the quality of life and self esteem
- Helps to build your confidence
- Can help alleviate mental ill health and addictions
We will encourage local organisations with opportunities to register with the site and upload a description of the project/task. These opportunities can then be browsed by anyone interested in volunteering their time and contact would be made directly between the volunteer and organisation, via a messaging function on the website. We’ll make the introductions, then you deal directly with the organisation.
We hope this tool will offer a wide range of opportunities for the people of Prudhoe to get involved in helping others and themselves and to enjoy all the benefits that brings.