The Royal British Legion, Nottingham Women’s Centre and Nottinghamshire Police were some of the many organisations on the lookout for new volunteers yesterday at The Lord Mayor of Nottingham’s Volunteer Fair.
Nottingham Community and Voluntary Service welcomed a range of organisations that are in desperate need of volunteers. The service could not do the work that it does to help change people’s lives without the help from the volunteers.
The Lord Mayor, Jackie Morris opened the event at 11am with an insight into how much volunteering means to her and how much of an impact it has on society.
Lord Mayor Jackie Morris speaking about volunteering.
Councillor Morris went on to speak about how she first became involved in Volunteering in her local area of Bulwell. She said: “Giving back to the community made me realize we should live in a society that says you’re worth what you give.”
Nottinghamshire Police are one of the groups that are now reliant on a lot of volunteers to supplement regular officers.
PC Dave Warren said: “Volunteers are vital now because of government cuts. Nottinghamshire Police have been affected as well as most public bodies have by the cuts.”
Organisations at the fair made it known that volunteers are needed now more than ever.
They recognise the work volunteers do helps them immensely and say they could not work without them, or be able to deliver services or help to the public without them.