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Vibrant Shiregreen community hub looking for volunteers

28 November 2017
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The Shiregreen Neighbourhood Centre is appealing for volunteers and showcasing its range of services to mark International Volunteer Day on 5 December.

New volunteer appeal

The committee at the centre, which is supported by Sanctuary Housing, is on the look-out for new volunteers to help deliver the wide variety of clubs and activities on offer including the Shiregreen Social Café and toddler groups.

Christmas events

In the run-up to Christmas, volunteers will be getting into the festive spirit at special events including breakfast with Santa, Christmas dinner and a seasonal children’s party.

“The work we do simply wouldn’t be possible without our volunteers”

Julie Fabian, chair of Shiregreen Neighbourhood Centre, said: “The work we do simply wouldn’t be possible without our volunteers. We offer a wide variety of services and as such, we need people from all walks of life to help us continue our work in the local community. We take a real pride in everything we do.”

Sanctuary’s neighbourhood partnerships manager, Melanie King, added: “Volunteers make a real difference not only to the work of the centre but to most of the projects we support around the Shiregreen neighbourhood".

“International Volunteer Day has given us a fantastic opportunity to promote the activities at Shiregreen Neighbourhood Centre and celebrate the contributions that volunteers make across our communities.”

Anybody who would like to volunteer at Shiregreen Neighbourhood Centre, or attend any of the activities or groups, can call the centre on 0114 245 9200 or email shiregreenneighbourhoodcentre@gmail.com.

Timetable of activities at Shiregreen Neighbourhood Centre:

Day Group/activity Time
Tuesday Beck toddler group - £1 per person, includes refreshments 9.30-11.30am
Tuesday Baby weighing clinic and health visitor drop in 1-3pm
Wednesday Shiregreen Social Café run by SOAR and volunteers



Wednesday Shiregreen Social Café run by volunteers



Thursday Best Start toddler group - £1 per person, includes refreshments 9.15-11.15am
Thursday Bingo - £3 for one board or £5 for two boards, includes refreshments 4pm-6pm
Special event – Saturday 9 December Breakfast with Father Christmas - £3 per ticket, includes a choice of breakfast and a present 10am-12 noon
Special event – Wednesday 13 December Christmas lunch -  £13 per person, includes Christmas dinner and a few games of bingo and cards 12 noon-3pm
Special event – Saturday 16 December Children’s Christmas party - £4 per ticket, includes food, drink and a present 1.30-3.30pm

International Volunteer Day is aimed at raising awareness of the contributions that volunteers make to their communities and celebrate their efforts.


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