Horsham District Council’s Voluntary Sector Support team is hosting an open day in Horsham Town Centre on Saturday 2 July to help local people find out more about local charities, the type of work they do and the volunteering opportunities they have available.
The event will take place between 10am and 3pm.
Members of the public are encouraged to come along and meet the recruiting community groups and charities on their stalls which will be situated in The Forum (outside TK Maxx), in Blackhorse Way (by Wilco) and in the Carfax.
Just some of the groups attending will be:
Horsham Rotary Club, The Olive Tree Cancer Support Centre, Citizens Advice, Community Transport Sussex, Horsham Matters, Springboard, Streetlight UK, Amberley Museum, Ten Little Toes Baby Bank, Sussex Clubs for Young People and Impact Initiatives – Advocacy.
There will also be lots of fun interactive activities to take part in on the stalls.
Commenting on the event, Horsham District Council Cabinet Member for Community Matters Cllr Liz Kitchen said:
"Charities and community groups have been severely impacted recently by the effects of the pandemic."
"We are really grateful to have a truly wonderful cohort of volunteers around our District whose dedication and commitment to their voluntary work does so much to transform the quality of many people’s lives locally."
"But the fact is that the need for volunteers has never been greater and we desperately need more volunteers. We have hundreds of vacancies for many exciting positions and I would urge as many of you as possible to come along to this event and take a look at all the great opportunities on offer."
Cllr Liz Kitchen, HDC Cabinet Member for Community Matters