It's almost Volunteers Week!

At the Volunteer Centre we’re gearing up for Volunteers’ Week. The Week is a national celebration and promotion of volunteering that runs from 1-7 June every year.

Are you doing anything for Volunteers Week? Let us know!  We’re always happy to promote any news or events from local organisations.

If you want to see full details of what we’re up to see our Volunteers Week page, but here’s a quick run down:

Volunteer Fair - Friday 2nd June

We are holding our next fair between 12pm and 2pm at Geddes Place Church in Bexleyheath.  This is a chance for local organisations to meet local people interested in volunteering.

Community Celebration Day - Saturday 3rd June

We are hosting a Community Celebration Day to celebrate the thriving community and voluntary sector in Bexley.  There will be fun for all the family in Bexleyheath town centre between 10am and 4pm, with stalls, fun games, music and dance from local voluntary groups there will be lots to see and do.  All of the activities will be run by local voluntary groups and organisations to give residents a chance to find out more about the valuable work that they do. 

We are promoting community action and showcasing the range of amazing services available to Bexley residents, as well as thanking them for the difference they make to the lives of local people and communities.

Preparing for Volunteering Training - Tuesday 6th June (9.45-12.00)

This is a free session for people interested in volunteering. It will let people know what volunteering is like, what organisations are looking for and expect from volunteers, and how to choose a role that the individual will enjoy. If you work with people who might benefit from volunteering but don’t really know what volunteering might be like or how to choose a role please let them know about this!

Volunteer Centre Drop-In - Wednesday 7th June (10.30-12.30) at the BVSC office

This is another opportunity for people who might want to volunteer but don’t really know what they might want to get involved with.  Anyone interested in volunteering is welcome to pop in for a one to one meetings with us. We can also offer extra support to anybody with a mental health issue or learning disability.  There is no need to book - people can just call in, so again, do pass this on to anyone who might be interested in volunteering.

Volunteer Awards - Wednesday 7th June

They’re back! This year's Bexley Volunteer Awards will be held at the Marriott Hotel, Bexleyheath starting at 6.30pm.  We want to recognise the amazing volunteers in the borough so are inviting local people to nominate special volunteers for an award.  There are 8 categories including the young volunteer award, trustee award and long service award.

And an internal event - Volunteer Garden Party

We also have a team of fantastic volunteers ourselves who we couldn't forget so we'll also be holding our own volunteer party to thank them for their continued support.