This week is Volunteers' Week, a chance to say thank you for the fantastic contribution millions of volunteers make across the UK.
Wolverhampton Volunteer Centre has helped thousands of people to find their ideal volunteering opportunity over the last decade. Staff work with individuals to explore opportunities with nearly 400 organisations, and people can find out about these either face to face at the centre on Temple Street or by visiting Wolverhampton Volunteers.
Volunteer Centre Co-ordinator Pete Emms said: “Many invaluable services in Wolverhampton are run by around 11,900 volunteers. Whatever your interest or reason for volunteering, there are volunteering opportunities available covering every aspect of community life.
"For some, volunteering offers the chance to give something back to the community or make a difference to the people around them. For others it provides an opportunity to develop new skills or build on existing experience and knowledge.
"Volunteering makes a massive difference not only to individuals but the whole community of Wolverhampton and you really can be the difference – if you can think it, you can probably volunteer it!”
Councillor Michael Hardacre, the City of Wolverhampton Council’s Cabinet Member for Education and Skills, said: "Thousands of people in Wolverhampton give up their time to volunteer in one way or another, and as a city we should be very grateful for their efforts.
“It's a brilliant way of playing a more active role in society and developing new skills and experience which benefits the individual, the organisation they volunteer for and our city as a whole.”
For further information, please contact Wolverhampton Volunteer Centre on 01902 328980 or visit Wolverhampton Volunteers.
Volunteers Week takes place between 1 to 7 June every year and is an opportunity to celebrate volunteering in all its diversity. For more information, please visit Volunteers Week.