This year will be the 30th celebration of national Volunteers' Week. As usual, Volunteer Centre Eastleigh is organising a Volunteers' Certificate Presentation, together with the Mayor of Eastleigh to volunteers who either live or volunteer withinth the borough of Eastleigh. To qualify volunteers should have given a minimum of 100 hours service or have volunteered for a year.
This year. in a change to our usual practice, the event will be held in the eveining, at 18.45pm for 17.00pm on Wednesday 4th June, at Age Concern, 20 Romsey Road, Eastleigh S050 9AL. Light refreshments (drinks and nibbles) will be served. Every volunteer nominated will be invited to receive a certificate, unless they have been nominated previously. If no more nominationsare received than be accommodated, those received last will be held over for another occasion.
If you would like to nominate volunteers from your organisation, please get in touch. Each nominations must be submitted on one of our nomination forms, downloadable here. For further information call 023 8090 2458
One Community Celebrates 35th Anniversary
One Community celebrated 35 years of providing services and promoting voluntary activity at its AGM on 24 September. Guest speaker Ian Murray, Editor of the Southern Daily Echo, entertained guests from One Community 's membership of voluntary and community groups with anecdotes from his career in journalism, but also had some serious points to make about the role of the regional press in community life.
The AGM agenda included two workshops: Do I need to get my volunteers DBS checked?, and Ten Tips for Trustees, and two new nominees were officially welcomed as Friends of One Community - former Mayor of Eastleigh, Councillor Rupert Kyrle, and retiring One Community trustee Mike Carreras who stepped down after many years of service to the charity.
Current Mayor of Eastleigh, Councillor Malcolm Cross, chaired the proceedings, which were held at the Underhill Centre, St John's Church, Hedge End, on Tuesday 24 September. Sri Kandiah, Chair of One Community, Guest Speaker Ian Murray and the Mayor together cut the 35th anniversary birthday cake.