Our volunteers play a vital role in the delivery of council services.
From country parks, to museums, libraries to Trading Standards support from volunteers is welcomed to enhance council services to benefit our local communities. And volunteers can benefit from the experience and opportunities available too.
June’s passion for volunteering came after her retirement having spent 34 years working with young people in Warwickshire schools.
Following her retirement June found she missed the camaraderie of working in a school and the interaction with staff and children. On a shopping trip with her daughter in Rugby town centre she walked past a recruitment stand for library volunteers, and as a previous school librarian, this looked set to be a match made in volunteering heaven!
June’s volunteering career with the library service started with a project to collate family history information. She was then approached about setting up a board games club on a Thursday morning. Working with local gaming store, Shadow Games who supply the games, the club is open to anyone who wants to join in, or watch.
June also lends a helping hand with other events at the library, and is seen as part of the team: “It’s absolutely lovely working with library staff, you couldn’t meet a nicer group of people.
“I’d recommend volunteering to anyone, it really makes my life and they’ll have to wheel me out!”
Thank you from us
WCC is extremely grateful to its volunteers who enhance the services we offer in so many ways to benefit our local communities. We wish them all a very happy christmas and look forward to working with them in 2018.
Picture : Phil Evans, Head of Community Services recently went out to visit June and joined in a game with fellow club members.
Find out more about WCC’s volunteers: http://www.warwickshire.gov.uk/volunteering
Search for local volunteering opportunities: http://www.wcava.org.uk/volunteering-individuals