The Volunteers Fair organised and coordinated by the Volunteer Centre, Milton Keynes is THE showcase for volunteering in Milton Keynes, providing a great opportunity for people to find out about the vast range of volunteering opportunities available locally and highlighting the excellent work done in the community by local not for profit organisations and charities.
We are very proud and delighted to be celebrating with other volunteer-involving organisations at this years Volunteers Fair on Tuesday 5th July in Middleton Hall, centre:mk from 9.30 am – 6.00 pm.
This annual event (normally held within Volunteers week)! has been running for over 12 years and we have every confidence that the passion and diversity of the participating groups will make it the best yet.
Volunteering is available to everyone so come along to the Fair on the 5th July to find out how you can become involved in your local community. Visit the Volunteer Centre stand to gain advice on the hundreds of voluntary roles available or chat to one of the following participating groups. We would like to support YOU!
Previous years’ events have proved extremely enjoyable and successful for hundreds of organisations in recognising, recruiting and rewarding volunteers.
Michelle Thurston of Guide Dogs for the Blind said
“We had a really good turnout at our stand for potential volunteers, it totally exceeded our expectations.”
Another organisation had this to say about last years’ Fair
“This was the first Volunteer Fair Scope has attended in Milton Keynes and it was without doubt, a great success. We are pleased to say we gained eight new volunteers who kindly agreed to a variety of volunteer roles ranging from flexible home based internet research, to fundraising event support. They will help make all the difference to our future fundraising plans and events in Milton Keynes” Barbara Burnett, regional community fundraiser for disability charity Scope
The Fair comes alive with scheduled entertainment/demonstrations throughout the day - we have a training dog’s demonstration by Guide Dogs for the Blind and a Tai Chi demonstration and entertainment from Haddon Beats, All Nations Choir and Guitarist John Tibble. There are a number of other organisations who will be delivering a talk and/or presentation of their work including Medical Detection Dogs, Adaptive Snow Sports, MK, The Avanta Work Academy and Extracare Charitable Trust
“The entertainment was brilliant – it helped attract a lot of people” – MK Women & Work Group