Ramsgate Town Council is hosting its first Volunteer Recruitment Day on Thursday (February 3) from 3pm to 7pm at Radford House (the old fire station) in Effingham Street.
There will be a wide range of volunteering opportunities available including charity shop assistants, becoming a Visitor Information Ambassador, joining one of the many gardening groups, learning to be a tour guide at Ramsgate Tunnels or helping at the newly opened, Ellington Park café, to name a few.
The RNLI teams will also be there, offering various voluntary roles including lifeboat station crew, lifeguards, fundraisers and volunteers for their shop at Custom House.
Our Kitchen on the Isle of Thanet will be attending to promote their food club volunteering roles and there will be a chance to sample some of their locally sourced, tasty treats along with a cuppa!
Ramsgate Town Council’s Town Promoter, Rebekah Smith (pictured), said of the new event “Our Town Clerk, Laura Fidler, felt that this was an ideal time to promote the variety of volunteering opportunities that Ramsgate has to offer. We have been really pleased with the uptake from organisations and charities and think there is a good mixture of roles that will appeal to residents who want to get more involved with their community.
“Opening up Radford House for this event also demonstrates its versatility and underpins the vision for the building becoming a space for the community once all the renovations are completed. Everyone is welcome to come along and find out if there is a voluntary option that will suit them, even if they can only spare a couple of hours a week, it could make a massive difference to some of our local organisations.”
Organisations attending include:
Citizens Advice Bureau
Cancer Research Shop
Crossroads Care Kent
Red Cross Shops
Visitor Information Centre
Festival of Sound
Our Kitchen on the Isle of Thanet
Friends of Ellington Park
Gardening groups (there are several groups covering almost every day of the week)
Crafty Poppies crochet group (who make the lovely poppy displays that are seen around Ramsgate)