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Who’s Supporting You? New marketing from Hart Volunteer Centre With the help of local student, Hannah Neil and marketing volunteer, Christine Shead our Volunteer Centre will shortly be launching a new marketing drive, targeting our local voluntary groups.
Driven by the success of previous campaigns aimed at recruiting volunteers from different age groups and social / economic backgrounds, the VC team are now turning their attention to ensuring that local groups know what support they can expect to find at our Volunteer Centre;
Entitled ‘Who’s Supporting You?’ and with an image that we’re hoping will bring a smile to people’s faces the team are looking to ensure that organisations have a ‘keepable’, desktop reminder that the Centre is there to support them in the recruiting and retaining of volunteers plus acting as gateway to other services provided by our CVS team.
Volunteering is always attributed with being fun and therefore the team hope to have encapsulated this within the marketing; ‘if we can bring a smile to someone's face when they open the envelope, we are less likely to end up in the bin and more likely to be pinned next to their PC, a fun reminder that we’re here to help!’
2014 Hart Chairman’s Volunteer Recognition Scheme
Councillor Myra Billings, Chairman of Hart District Council, has launched a set of new awards to recognise members of the public for their help in or for the community. Working in partnership with Hart Voluntary Action, the Council aim to showcase the hard work and dedication of volunteers within the district.
The first recipients were volunteers with our projects, namely:
Volunteer Centre Support Team
Minding the Garden, Buddy Volunteers
Hart Health Walks - Volunteer Walk Leaders
Hart & Rushmoor Young Carers - Help Team and Drivers
Sunshine & Showers Depression Support Group - Volunteer Co-Facilitators
Speaking about the awards, Cllr Billings said: “I’m delighted to launch these new awards that will highlight deserving volunteers in Hart. I hope to receive entries from local individuals or organisations that go above and beyond the call of duty to help others. I look forward to working with Hart Voluntary Action who are kindly assisting me in these awards.”
Cllr Billings will accept nominations until 10th April 2015. Awards will be presented throughout the year during the Full Council meetings on 29th January 2015 and 30th April 2015.
If you know of an individual or voluntary organisation who are deserving of such recognition, please contact 01252 815652 or download an application form.
Hart Health Walks The next walk in Fleet is on Wednesday, 14th January 2015
, starting from the Volunteer Centre Hub, First Floor, Hart Shopping Centre, Fleet at 2.00pm.
The next walk in Yateley is on Wednesday, 28th January 2015
, starting from the The Tythings, Reading Road, Yateley GU46 7RP Fleet at 2pm
. The walk will last approximately 50-60 minutes and will take in parts of Yateley away from the High Street and main roads. If you would like more information on this or any of the other Hart Health Walks please call Karen on 01252 815652 or email firstname.lastname@example.org