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Volunteers across Wyre are being celebrated this week as part of Volunteers’ Week!

Volunteering Published Wednesday, 30 May 2018

From 1 – 8 June, we are celebrating our amazing volunteers across the borough and asking you to join our teams.

Wyre has over 200 volunteers but the team is constantly growing, both in numbers and in diversity of roles.

With the celebrations just around the corner, we still have lots of opportunities you could get involved in.

From exploring the drama of the Marine Hall and Thornton Little Theatre, to discovering your green finger at our parks and open spaces, there’s sure to be something for you.

Wyre Council is hosting a number of sessions for you to come along, meet our staff and volunteers and find out more about how you could help your community.

Councillor Lynne Bowen, commented, “We really value the time that our volunteers give up to help serve our community.

“There is such a diverse range of services that we provide and we want to take this opportunity to thank our volunteers, both past and present that have contributed to provide such a brilliant service across our departments.”

Theatres Volunteers:

The Marine Hall in Fleetwood and Thornton Little Theatre are offering opportunities to become Theatre Volunteers. The role will involve manning curtains during shows, assisting patrons to their seats, checking tickets. Full health and safety training will be provided.

If you have an interest in the diversity of the theatre, then this role is perfect for you!

Join the staff and volunteers at Marine Hall Friday 1 June, 3pm-6pm for an informal chat or at Thornton Little Theatre on Tuesday 5 June, 4:30pm-6:30pm

 

Coast and Countryside Volunteers:

If you have some spare time at weekends and you enjoy spending time in Wyre's coast and countryside - why not join as a volunteer countryside ranger.

Volunteering opportunities include, becoming a volunteer ranger and helping to look after Wyre's varied coast and countryside, join our work parties as a practical volunteer and help to look after Wyre's coast and countryside, assisting with the Wildlife Watch group or the RSPB Wildlife Explorers and help young people learn about Wyre's wonderful wildlife.

Drop in sessions aren’t available for this opportunity but if you’d like to find out more, please contact the Volunteer Co-Ordinator.

 

Fleetwood Market Ambassadors:

We are looking to recruit volunteers at Fleetwood Market and Dock Street coach bays to provide support for the council’s tourist and markets teams.

If you are a highly motivated person with excellent communications skills and are looking for some volunteer work why not come along to the market and sign up! Local knowledge of the area is also highly desirable.

The role includes handing out promotional packs and leaflets, signposting visitors and local residents to services, and providing general advice around the Market.

Join the team Friday 1 June 2018 between 11am – 1pm at Fleetwood Market next to the digital help centre

 

Memorial Park Volunteers:

Volunteers are being sought for a variety of projects and initiatives within the park to help support and develop this special community space. 

You could be preforming a variety of duties such as, maintaining and tidying the grounds, pond and woodland, managing and providing general support for the permanent garden staff, helping with various research projects for future events and supporting parks staff working with local community groups and schools on educational programmes, events and guided walks.

Memorial Park host a demonstration garden Wednesday mornings 9:30am until 12:30pm and Friday afternoons 12:30pm until 4:30pm. Prospective volunteers are welcome to join the session, chat to volunteers and join us for a spot of gardening and a brew!

 

CCTV Volunteers:

Wyre’s CCTV team are inviting members of the community to monitor the CCTV cameras based at the Civic Centre in Poulton, for Wyre and Fylde council's.

The system is all about members of the community making their own community a safer place.  

By becoming a volunteer for Wyre CCTV you would be, benefiting the community by providing a sense of security for the public, helping to prevent crime and make the streets safer and meeting new people.

Working times are flexible, so you could work in the day or evening, on a weekday or weekend. The work is varied and interesting with a social element and outside activities included. 

Applicants are subject to vetting and a training period will be completed on site. There is a minimum literacy and numeracy skills requirement for an applicant to complete the training successfully and these will be discussed at the volunteer introduction session.

Sessions aren’t available for this opportunity, if you’d like to find out more, please contact the Volunteer Co-Ordinator.

If you can’t attend the sessions, or would like more information about the role, contact the Volunteer Co-ordinator on 01253 887504 or email volunteering@wyre.gov.uk.

Or for more information about volunteering in Wyre, visit www.wyre.gov.uk/volunteering

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