We have recently launched a new campaign here in East Sussex called ‘Volunteer for the New Year’ in a bid to get some desperately needed volunteers in the area.
The roles available are many and varied. They include helping out at fundraising events, on awareness stands, volunteering in the Eastbourne office, or at one of the three Chestnut Tree charity shops located in Eastbourne, Seaford and Uckfield. If you are between 18 and 30 you can also volunteer to become a Buddy and lend a hand at the activity days or youth groups that are held for the children.
Another great thing is that volunteering is flexible and it is up to you how much time you give, whether it is just a one off or a regular commitment of a few hours a week. Or you may want to just have a taster session and see how you like it!
Over the next few weeks, look out for some stories from our existing volunteers and see what you think. With less than 7 pence in every pound of our costs funded by central government, every hour that our volunteers give is worth so much more.
If you think you can help please call 01323 725095 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For further information about Chestnut Tree in East Sussex visit www.chestnut-tree-house.org.uk/handsup and follow @HandsUpToHelp.