Buxton Volunteer Centre marks National Volunteers Week

BUXTON Volunteer Centre are holding a variety of events this week to mark National Volunteers Week.

National Volunteers week is dedicated to celebrating and promoting the work that volunteers throughout the UK do.

In the High Peak, there are hundreds of people that volunteer regularly for a wide range of volunteering opportunities ranging from volunteering in hospitals, volunteering for the National Trust, and volunteering for Buxton Volunteer Centre providing a voluntary transport scheme helping older and disabled people remain as independent as possible for as long as possible.

As part of the Volunteer Centre events, the centre will be holding several road shows, one of which will travel in to the outlying villages in the High Peak and show the people there just what volunteers can do for them and if needed what they can do for their community as a volunteer.

The wheelchair accessible information point will be travelling around the area on Thursday June 2 from 9.30am to 3.30pm and will visit Taddington, Chelmorton, Flash, Tideswell, Flagg, Dove Holes, Buxworth, and Peak Forest.

If you want to see what volunteers are doing in your community or if you wish to volunteer, but don’t know what for, you can pop along and find out more or visit the website at www.buxtonvc.org.uk.

The full timetable for the information point is: Taddington - 9.30am; Flagg - 10.15am; Tideswell - 11.00am; Flash - 11.50am; Dove Holes - 12.35pm; Buxworth - 1.20pm and Peak Forest - 2.15pm.