The Lancaster district: full of people who want to make a difference

We had a marvellous time last week at our Volunteer Recruitment Event in St Nic’s Arcade in Lancaster. We were joined by some amazing organisations, all of which do things to benefit local people, from supporting people’s mental wellbeing to offering an opportunity to enjoy nature.

It was a reminder that our district is jam-packed not only with organisations and projects offering a stunning array of opportunities – for volunteers and participants alike – but also so many people who want to help, people who just want to make a positive difference to someone else.

We want to take an opportunity this week to say a sincere thank you to everyone who came along to the event last week to meet the organisations and talk with them about how they might get involved.

The voluntary sector doesn’t work without you, you’re amazing. And we at CVS would also like to thank those groups and organisations who contributed so much to last week, and contribute even more day-to day. So to the Promenade Orchestra; Morecambe Maritime Festival; Out in the Bay; SAFE; Bay Volunteers; The Birchall Trust; Headway; Lancaster District Homeless Action Service; Unique Kidz and Co; Animal Care; Lune Valley Beekeepers; and Let’s BeFriends, thank you for coming and we hope that you had plenty of opportunity to talk with people and maybe even recruit some new volunteers.

Thank you also to the staff at St Nic’s Arcade for all of their support, for providing us with the space and the time, as well as plenty of tables and chairs! And further thanks to the YMCA shop in St Nic’s Arcade, and to Lancaster Library, for offering the use of additional tables!

If you missed the event, but you’re interested in volunteering, all of the not-for-profit groups mentioned above are looking for new volunteers, and they represent a tiny fraction of the number of groups right across Lancaster district that would welcome your support.

You can find out a little bit more about these organisations by visiting Lancaster District CVS’s Facebook page, where you will find a video featuring most of the groups who were there on Friday, talking about their work and their volunteer need. You can also contact the Volunteer Centre to ask questions and find out about the myriad other opportunities that are available.

Volunteering is accessible, fun, and life affirming. We look forward to hearing from you!