Charitable organisations invited to volunteering fair

Charitable organisations in need of volunteers and those looking to offer their support are invited to an event in Scarborough.

CU Scarborough, part of the Coventry University Group, is hosting a volunteering fair on Thursday, March 21 between 11am and 2pm.

It will be an opportunity for both charitable organisations to sign up new volunteers and members of the public to give something back to the community.

The volunteering fair is open to both students and members of the public and will be an opportunity for people to offer their support, while developing new skills and strengthening their CVs.

Organisations already signed up to attend include North Yorkshire Youth, North Yorkshire Victim Support, Age UK, Scarborough Survivors, Re:Shape, Advocacy Alliance, Saint Catherine’s Hospice, Stephen Joseph Theatre, NY Horizons, Samaritans, Rainbow Centre and National Literacy Trust.

The event has been organised by Charlotte Kennedy, Placements Officer at CU Scarborough, and Sophie Baggallay, Coventry University Students’ Union (CUSU) Scarborough Coordinator.

Nick Henderson, CU Scarborough Campus Officer said: “Coventry University Students’ Union are excited to be running this event with CU Scarborough.

“We are looking forward to being able to offer these volunteering opportunities to our students, to help them develop skills and experiences that will benefit them in the future.

“It is fantastic that working closely with CU Scarborough we have been able to open this opportunity up to members of the public in Scarborough and we look forward to welcoming the whole community and as well as some excellent charities to the event.”

Charities wishing to book a space at the event are asked to email for a booking form. Further information is available by contacting Charlotte Kennedy on 01723 336645.