Thanks to funding from The National Lottery Community Fund, a brand-new volunteer hub launched this summer. The Volunteering for Wellbeing and Community Hub is the latest volunteering project from the volunteering experts, Burnley, Pendle and Rossendale Council for Voluntary Service (BPRCVS).
BPRCVS is continuing its investment in volunteer coordination for both individuals, and local Voluntary, Community, Faith, and Social Enterprise (VCFSE) groups and organisations. The appointment of dedicated volunteer coordinators will provide tailored volunteer coordination and open up exciting new opportunities and experiences for people looking to get involved in their community.
Being the only officially accredited Volunteer Centre in East Lancashire, having recently been awarded the new Volunteer Centre Quality Accreditation (VCQA) from the National Association of Voluntary Community Action (NAVCA), the new Hub is in safe, experienced hands.
With decades of experience in volunteering to build upon, the new Volunteering for Wellbeing & Community Hub will revitalise the voluntary sector in Burnley, Pendle and Rossendale.
BPRCVS has based the Hub in the ‘BBC Make A Difference’ award-winning Gannow Community Centre in Burnley. The Hub is designed to be fluid and will be popping up at events, venues and other locations in communities throughout Burnley, Pendle and Rossendale.
Volunteering is vital within local communities and BPRCVS is here to help. After all, helping people to help others is our mantra. Members of the public will be able to contact the Hub to enquire about volunteering and they will be supported to find a voluntary opportunity that suits their skills, experience and time available. Local community and voluntary groups and organisations can access a brokerage service through the Hub which helps to recruit volunteers from local communities to assist with their valuable and crucial work.
BPRCVS will be hosting regular volunteer forums to give volunteers and volunteer involving organisations a chance to share their experiences and connect with one another. New volunteers and those considering volunteering will be welcome to come along to the forums to chat with experienced volunteers and learn what volunteering is all about.
An official launch event will be held later this year, but if you’re interested in volunteering or just want more information on what it may entail, don’t hesitate to get in contact with the Hub on 01282 436396.