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National Volunteers Week 1st - 7th June
Every year the first week of June is devoted to a national celebration of volunteering. The local celebrations were led by the Volunteer Centre Sandwell.
The week got off to a flying start at West Bromwich Town Hall with the Centre's annual volunteer awards. These celebrated the achievements of hard working volunteers within many different organisations across the borough. A total of 82 volunteers from 16 different organisations received awards.
This was followed by a successful volunteer recruitment event in partnership with the Library Service at Blackheath Library. The event promoted the benefits of volunteering and encouraged volunteers to support their local libraries.
The celebrations ended with a fun filled Volunteer Quiz at West Bromwich Town Hall. Teams of volunteers competed for the title of the smartest team in Sandwell, with Healthwatch Sandwell taking the honours.
Make A Difference Day 1 October
On Wednesday 1st October Volunteer Centre Sandwell together with a number of community organisations will be holding a recruitment fair at West Bromwich Town Hall from 10am - 3pm.
This is the UK's biggest annual volunteer recruitment event. An opportunity for local people to find out about the work voluntary groups do and how they can make a difference in their local community.
If you would like to find out more about the event, volunteering, or are a community organisation seeking to recruit new volunteers, please call the Volunteer Centre on 0121 544 8326.