Could You Volunteer for A Few Hours to Help Local Groups?A Volunteer Fair aimed at letting people know what they can do to help their local communities, is to be held at Sir Harold Hillier Gardens, on Sunday 3rd April. The Fair, which is open from 10.30am to 3.30pm, is being staged jointly between the Test Valley Volunteer Centre and Sir Harold Hillier Gardens, and hopes to raise the profile of local organisations and recruit new volunteers for them.

Andover/Romsey has around 150 volunteer opportunities at any one time, ranging from helping disabled people to take part in Zumba classes and teaching adults IT skills, through to leading health walks and digging ditches to support local conservation. “There is usually a volunteer opportunity out there for everyone,” says Tessa Makepeace, Volunteer Centre Manager, “but people often don’t know what they want to do or don’t know how to find out about opportunities.”

The Volunteer Centre, which is based in Andover Bus Station/Former Magistrates Court, is available to meet with individuals to search for a suitable volunteer role but it also holds events in the community for those who want to meet a variety of organisations to find out more.

For more information, contact the Volunteer Centre on 01264 362600 (Andover) or 01794 519998 (Romsey.

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