In order for the Government's Localism objectives to be delivered and for the 'Big Society' to be realised, there is a requirement for citizens to become more active in their own communities by using their knowledge, time and skills to take up volunteering opportunities.
Cambridgeshire ACRE works with a wide range of people in local communities facilitating and encouraging them to undertake volunteering activities. This can be through local volunteering within their own communities such as undertaking a parish plan or through organised volunteering schemes such as the CFRS Community Champion Scheme.
Local volunteers often have good networks within their own communities and this makes them ideal for passing on information and advice to those that are the most isolated and vulnerable in society. Local volunteers can provide a familiar point of contact between local communities and statutory bodies. For the individual, volunteering offers the chance to meet new people, undertake new challenges and experiences and make a real contribution to society.
Details of Cambridgeshire ACRE's current volunteering opportunities can be found on the Jobs page of this website.
If you want to chat about any particular opportunities or about how Cambridgeshire ACRE could help you set up a volunteering programme, please contact Ed Aniskowicz on 01353 865038 or email email@example.com.