Newark and Sherwood Active Volunteer Celebration 2018
More than 85 volunteers attended a day trip to Newstead Abbey on Sunday 3 June as a special thank-you in recognition of the work they do across the district.
National Volunteers Week takes place every year from June 1-7 and provides a timely opportunity for the chairman of Newark and Sherwood District Council, Councillor Keith Walker, to express gratitude on behalf of the community for the fantastic contribution volunteers make across our district.
The trip was organised by Newark and Sherwood District Council in partnership with Newark and Sherwood Volunteer Centre and Nottingham City Museums and Galleries. Those invited were offered free transport and entry to the abbey and gardens and treated to some light refreshments.
Council Community Projects Manager, Andy Hardy, said: “Volunteers Week reminds us of the fantastic contribution that volunteers make to our community so selflessly. Their willingness to invest time and energy to help other is greatly appreciated and should be recognised and the trip is our small way of saying thank you on behalf of all those that benefit from their efforts.”
Those who attended included volunteers from the district council’s Severe Weather Emergency Shelter, Newark Food Bank, National Civil War Centre, Palace Theatre, Beaumond House, Reach Learning Disability, Age UK, Home Start, Town Hall Museum, Citizens Advice, Newark Live at home, Friends of Sconce and Devon Park, Coddington Community Association, Colligham’s Men in Sheds, Edwinstowe United, Newark and District Young Archaeologists Club, Southwell Yarn bomb and Caythorpe Memorial Hall.
The district council offers many opportunities to take part as a volunteer.
Volunteering in sport
VISPA (Volunteering in Sport and Physical Activity) is a volunteer scheme dedicated to sports volunteering.
It enables volunteers to earn points, rewards and recognition for volunteering in Newark and Sherwood.
Newark Castle needs volunteers to help keep it running. Do you have time to dedicate to Newark's history? If so why not get in touch today? For further information email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01636 655714.
Volunteer in our parks
The Friends of Sconce and Devon Park is a group of volunteers who assist the council with the management and maintenance of the park. The Friends meet every other month and new members are always welcome.