Recognising volunteers across West Sussex
West Sussex County Council has said a huge thank you to the many volunteers who help deliver services and support communities across West Sussex to mark the start of Volunteers’ Week (Thursday 1st June – June 7th).
More than 1,100 people volunteer regularly give their time to assist with roles such as working with young offenders, being a Digital Champion or volunteering with the Fire and Rescue Service, Library Service or waste prevention team.
Cllr Duncan Crow, West Sussex County Council’s Cabinet Member for Community Support, Fire & Rescue, said: “We want to say a huge thank you to everyone that volunteers for the County Council. Thank you for your time, expertise, amazing generosity and dedication. We appreciate everything you do.
“Your help contributes towards the priorities of our Council Plan, such as helping people and communities to fulfil their potential and keeping people safe from vulnerable situations.”
Volunteering can have a huge positive effect on people’s lives, including helping people obtain new skills, raise self-esteem, improve health and wellbeing in addition to helping and supporting others. If you’re interested in giving your free time to help and support people and services within the county, there are a variety of volunteering opportunities available at the council.
Cllr Crow added: “Volunteers are always active at the heart of every community, so we want to take the time during Volunteers’ Week to celebrate and recognise their efforts and all they contribute to our local communities; the voluntary sector and our society.”
For more stories about the council’s amazing volunteers , follow West Sussex County Council on Facebook and Twitter. To find out more about how you can get involved, please visit our website at www.westsussex.gov.uk/volunteering, or email us at [email protected]