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A big ‘thank you’ to Northumberland’s volunteers

Northumberland County Council will be celebrating the difference volunteers make to the organisation and thanking them for all their time and dedication during this year’s Volunteers’ Week, which runs from 1-7 June. 
As well as sharing volunteers’ stories, the Council along with partners, will be holding community and volunteer roadshows across the county:    
  • Prudhoe Riverside - Thursday 1 June, 10am - 3pm  
  • Blyth Market Place - Friday 2 June, 10am -3pm  
  • Berwick Market Place - Wednesday 7 June, 10am - 3pm 

At the events, the Council will be joined by local charities and organisations, showcasing the range of volunteering opportunities on offer, encouraging residents to try volunteering for the first time and helping people find out how, through volunteering, they can make a difference to a cause they are passionate about. 
Cllr David Ferguson, cabinet member responsible for the voluntary sector, said: “We're very proud of the voluntary sector in Northumberland. Volunteering provides the opportunity to learn new skills, improve your own well-being and make friends while supporting a cause you're passionate about.   

“We are privileged to have dedicated and enthusiastic volunteers registered with us here at the Council and we are truly grateful for the continued support of volunteers, past and present."  
The Council has over 2,100 registered volunteers who support services in a variety of ways both formally and informally from green dog walkers and litter pickers to asylum seekers and refugee befrienders and Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service Cadets.  

To register as a volunteer with the County Council and see what volunteering options are available, come along to one of the volunteer fairs or get in touch with the volunteers' team at: 
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