Volunteering has a considerable positive impact across our city. This is thanks to the large numbers of residents who give up their time to improve their neighbourhoods, and provide opportunities so others can do the same.
In recognition of this the City Council is launching “Get Involved Week”.
They are keen to help community groups by encouraging greater volunteering and participation in the wonderful activities run by the city’s community and voluntary groups. Think of it a bit like Heritage Open Days for community activities!
Get Involved Week will run from 28th September to 4th October 2015. The week will showcase the wide array of opportunities on offer to residents who want to get more involved in their neighbourhood, whether this is about getting their hands dirty in a community garden, becoming a Scout leader, joining a community centre committee or something completely different.
Community and voluntary groups were invited to take part simply by scheduling their normal activities during this week, and opening them up so that residents can get a taster of volunteering.
EVRA will take part in Get Involved Week through opening up its next Community Work Day on Saturday 3rd October to the wider community. We will be working on Marston Marsh clearing scrub from a section of the marsh. More information on the EVRA activity can be found under the Marston Marshes tab on the website.
A programme detailing all the activities taking place in the week has been published and Norwich residents are invited to sign up and take part. Please take a look at the programme and the activities available – there may be something there that you would like to try!
Here is a link to the list of activities: www.norwich.gov.uk/getinvolved