#VolFest back by popular demand

VolFest Published: Monday, 21st May 2018

After last year’s success, Warrington’s ‘Volunteer Festival’ returns and local people of all ages are being urged to come along and discover how they can make a difference.

Hosted by Warrington Voluntary Action in partnership with Warrington Borough Council, the free event will take place on Saturday 2 June at the Town Hall, Sankey Street, 12.30pm – 3.30pm.

The free, drop-in event is open to everyone, from parents to retirees, part timers to full timers, young people and families. Over 30 local organisations will be showcasing the volunteering opportunities available, including sports and leisure, community and health, arts and culture, animals and the environment and everything in between.  

There will also be activities on the front lawn, including slacklining, ultimate Frisbee, arts and crafts and much more and there will also be an opportunity to explore inside the Town Hall.

Alison Cullen, Chief Executive at Warrington Voluntary Action, said: “Volunteering can make a big difference in your local community. If you want to make a positive change but don’t know where to start, this event is for you – there’s a volunteer opportunity to suit everyone.

“There are an estimated 44,000 volunteers currently active across the borough and together they make this a caring, vibrant and fun place to be. Do your bit and join the volunteers of Warrington!”

Cllr Tony Higgins, executive board member for leisure and community, said: “Volunteering enriches your life as well as the lives of others. It’s a great way to get active, get involved in your community and make a real difference.

“If you’ve been thinking about volunteering but don’t know where to start, Vol Fest is the perfect opportunity to find out more, meet a range of organisations in a welcoming environment and take your first steps into the world of volunteering.”

More information is available online or you can email info@warringtonva.org.uk or call 01925 246 880.