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Volunteer Centre Thurrock can assist local people in finding a volunteering role with either local or national organisations. We can also support organisations in finding volunteers, so visit our website and click on the Volunteer Centre tab to find out more.
  Its Recruitment Fair time again!

Volunteer Centre Thurrock are holding its next Volunteer Recruitment Fair on Thursday 26th January, 11am to 2pm at the Beehive, West Street, Grays, Essex, RM17 6XP.

The Recruitment Fair will give you the opportunity to talk to organisations about the volunteering opportunities they have available and to network with other volunteers or people looking to volunteer for the first time.

Organisations will have their own literature available and you can talk to them about in a relaxed environment over cake and refreshments!. There will be a range of organisations available about roles they have to offer such as befriending, supporting young people, animals, mentoring and many more.

There is no need to make an appointment, just come along and bring friends, family or even colleagues with you!

Timebanking is a great way to be part of the community and to offer your skills or spare time to help other people and to choose help that you would like in return. For example, a Time Bank member may help with clearing someones garden, and in return, could get help with a DIY project from a different Time Bank member. Each person decides what they can offer and everyones time is equal. So one hour of your time is equal to one hour of someones time. It does not matter what you choose to exchange.                                

Volunteers can really make a difference!

We organised a community clear-up day in and around Grays Town Centre, including Seabrooke Rise and Grays Town park to support ‘Make a Difference day’, one of the largest single days of volunteering that takes place annually.
Annette Lewis, community worker for ngage said” We were overwhelmed with the response and what was achieved on the day. Volunteers worked really well and we were able to clear more than 90 bags of rubbish. We would like to thank volunteers from the community, South Essex College (Thurrock Campus) and members of staff from KFC for all their hard work and commitment. A special thanks also to Thurrock Councils Environment Team”. VolunCHEERS to you all!
Members of Thurrock Council’s gardening group also supported the ‘Make a Difference’ day by arranging to meet during their lunch break to tidy the planters at the Civic Offices.  Over 8 sacks of garden waste and other rubbish was cleared by the staff taking part.
If you would like ngage to help you with a make a difference day project call 01375 389893. For more information about volunteering and to register as a volunteer, visit: or call 01375 389853. To find out more about timebanking or to become a Time Bank member visit:


          Thurrock Youth Volunteer project can help young people aged between 16 - 24 years of age to find volunteer opportunities which can enhance their CV and help them to build confidence.          Volunteering can be a means to gaining a reference or vital experience, increase job prospects or further education. If you are aged between 16 and 24 or know someone who would benefit from volunteering,  please contact the volunteer centre.
Timebank Thurrock is a project that helps people to help each other. It’s a great way to be part of the community and to offer your skills or spare time to help  other people, and to choose help that youd like in return. So for example, a Time bank member may help with clearing someones garden, and in return, could get help with a DIY project from a different Time bank member.  

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