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Can you help to shape the future of Rochford?

29 May 2018
Make a difference

Opportunities have arisen for Sanctuary residents to step forward and make a positive difference in Rochford, to mark Volunteers’ Week 2018.

The Repairs Committee has a number of vacancies for committee members, who will be required to help monitor the landlord services provided by Sanctuary Housing to over 2000 homes in the local area.

There are also one-off opportunities to get involved with no obligation to join the Repairs Committee, which comprises up to 10 members at its full capacity.  

Those who wish to contribute their skills and time are invited to apply for the voluntary positions, which involve collecting feedback and taking part in estate inspections.

Applicants should have an interest in housing needs, a passion for Rochford as a place to live and work and a desire to make a positive difference to the community.

Emma Keegan, Sanctuary’s managing director in Rochford, said: “It is important that our committees are made up of people from all walks of life, with various professional skills and life experience.

“The Repairs Committee is highly valued by Sanctuary and gives local people the chance to make a real difference to the community they live in.”

Members are required to meet quarterly, usually in the Rochford Parish Rooms or the Sanctuary Housing offices. The position is unpaid but expenses and full training are provided.  

Anyone interested in joining the committee, or who would like to find out more, should email getinvolved@sanctuary-housing.co.uk or call 0800 131 3348 or 0300 123 3511.

Volunteers’ Week 2018, which runs from 1 to 7 June, is an annual campaign which celebrates volunteering in all its diversity.