Record attendance at One Westminster’s Volunteer Fair
This year’s Volunteer Fair, held on 4 October at the Stowe Centre, attracted more than 200 people who were able to choose from hundreds of volunteering opportunities offered by 35 organisations. It was packed from start to finish, and many attendees commented on the ‘information-rich’ stands and the variety of roles available. A prize draw awarded two £30 retail vouchers to two lucky recipients.
The organisations attending included Cancer Research UK, St Mungo’s, Open Age, Doorstep Library, the Marylebone Project, Pursuing Independent Paths (PIP), Octavia Foundation and many more. The busyness of the event helped them in their quest to attract new volunteers for a variety of roles. Adam Pearson, Service Coordinator at PIP, said: “The Stowe Centre is a good location for local people to visit. We’ve been really busy and I’ve filled several sign up sheets with people who are keen to volunteer.”
Nigel Barber, who manages volunteering at One Westminster, said: “We are very proud that our fair has become the biggest annual Volunteers’ Fair in north west London that is open to the general public.”
If you’d like to volunteer or need volunteers for your organisation, simply follow this link to find out how One Westminster can help you.