The Volunteer Essex website has been up and running for a few months and now holds details of more than 2,100 unique volunteering roles available to residents of Essex. In addition it promotes the work of over 1,000 community groups and charities active in the county.
The site is a one stop shop for anyone interested in finding out about volunteering and along with a comprehensive directory of volunteering roles that are maintained, managed and quality checked by the Volunteer Centres Essex network, the site also has a range of features and information to help people get involved.
Built on the adage that the best advert for volunteering is a happy volunteer the website offers the opportunity to read about volunteering in the words of people who are already doing it. Take a look at the News pages of the site and you will be able to read how Laura found work through her volunteer experiences, how Jenny has made new friends or how Tom has overcome his disability through volunteering.
The website regularly receives in excess of 5,000 visitors per month however with so much community activity more people are welcome to visit the site and formal Launch events will be taking place across the county on the 14th January 2016 at 11am. Each Volunteer Centre will be holding an event in their area and offering people the chance to meet the Centre staff and to look through local opportunities. To find out what is happening in your area visit our Events page