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03 Mar 2021

Herefordshire's First Ever Virtual Volunteer Fair - Thanks for taking part!


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On 26th February 2021 hvoss hosted Herefordshire’s first ever Virtual Volunteer Fair! 

Over 150 people watched the event which was streamed live to YouTube via Zoom. One by one, 36 voluntary groups introduced themselves and described the volunteer roles they are looking to fill.  They had just 3 minutes each to provide an overview of their service and attract new volunteers. 

The groups covered a diverse range of voluntary organisations across Herefordshire.  The number of groups meant that the event had to be split in some way and the most logical was by location. The first section covered those groups who operated across the whole county. The second covered groups which operated in and around the city and the third covered groups within the market towns of Herefordshire.

The event was open to all Herefordshire residents looking to volunteer their time. Due to the length of the event, the timetable was sent to all participants beforehand, so they could either stay for the full event, or they could dip in and out of it to hear from the groups which were of most interest to them. Around half of the audience were new to volunteering.

The Fair was widely promoted to attract as many participants as possible from all diversities.  It was advertised on our website, WISH, social media and even mentioned on local radio.  It was also shared among community groups and emailed to those registered as either a group or volunteer with hvoss.

All the groups which took part are listed below and are all looking for volunteers NOW.  An information booklet containing more details is available for you to view here.

 

COUNTYWIDE

Girlguiding Herefordshire

NYAS

Herefordshire Lore

Home-Start Herefordshire

Healthwatch Herefordshire

Herefordshire Football Association

The ELY Memorial Fund

Herefordshire Wildlife Trust

Herefordshire Growing Point

Herefordshire Green Network

Herefordshire and Gloucestershire Canal Trust

Herefordshire Heartstart

Compassionate Communities

Marches Counselling Service

Onside

Citizens Advice Herefordshire

Herefordshire Mind

HEREFORD CITY

Hereford  Museum

The life and soul kitchen

Hereford Hospital Radio

Waterworks Museum - Hereford

Belmont Community Centre

2faced Dance Company

Madley Environmental Study Centre

Yeleni Therapy and Support

Hereford Cathedral

Hunderton Community Gardens

MARKET TOWNS

Bromyard & District Local History Society

Leominster Festival

LARC Development Trust

Kington Museum and History Centre

Ross Rotary

Dore Community Transport

Age UK Ross

Bromyard Food Bank and Money Advice Centre

Leominster Museum CIO

 

There will be a whole programme of events supporting the voluntary sector throughout 2021 – so, keep a look out on our website and social media.

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