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Make a difference and volunteer

Published 29th September 2017

Community-spirited people are being urged to find out about a host of volunteering opportunities in Sandwell and make a difference.

Sandwell Volunteer Centre is championing national Make A Difference Day on Tuesday 17 October which puts people and volunteer opportunities together.

The centre has joined forces with more than 40 community groups, voluntary organisations and agencies to promote lots of volunteering opportunities in Sandwell.

And it is encouraging people to go along to Wednesbury Town Hall, in Holyhead Road, between 10am and 2pm on Make A Difference Day to find out more about it.

People can find out about everything from helping out in charity shops to getting involved in community art projects, mentoring, befriending, administration, advice work and much more.

Councillor Syeda Khatun, Sandwell Council's deputy leader and cabinet member for neighbourhoods and communities, said: “Volunteering is win-win because it not only helps others but also benefits the person volunteering in many ways. There are lots of options and ways to volunteer and I would urge people to go along to Wednesbury Town Hall and find our more on Make a Difference Day.”

Jean Taylor, Sandwell Volunteer Centre chief executive, said “Volunteering gives people the chance to come together and address the issues we all face. Getting involved with charities, agencies and voluntary groups means helping to build a stronger more vibrant community.”

For more information, go to the Volunteer Centre website, email reuben@volunteercentresandwell.co.uk or call 0121 544 8326.