TVCS holds open day for volunteers
1 Nov 2008
GY Janet Blann David Kirk & Jan Lovell
GY Janet Blann David Kirk & Jan Lovell
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Test Valley Community Services held an Open Day at the Rendez-Vous in Union St in Andover. The Volunteer Event was an opportunity for local voluntary organisations to set out their stall, and attract new volunteers to help them in their work.

Janet Blann, Chief Executive of TVCS, said it had been a success, with a number of new volunteers being recruited. About 20 voluntary organisations had stalls, and a number of local councillors looked in including the Mayor, Cllr Brian Page, Jan Lovell, Janet Whiteley and County Councillor David Kirk.

Press Release from TVCS follows

The Volunteer Event held at The Rendezvous on Saturday proved to be a very rewarding experience for those who attended.

The range of organizations offering volunteer vacancies was large and varied. People could train to be volunteers with Home-Start Andover & District or provide support to Andover Young Carers. Volunteers could make a difference to the environment with Andover Conservation Volunteers or help people with a visual impairment at Andover VIP’s.

Prospective volunteers were also given the chance to speak to Volunteer Centre Staff or to make an appointment to visit the Volunteer Centre at Wessex Chambers.

‘The event went really well’, said Dawn Elson from the Volunteer Centre. ‘There was a real buzz at the Rendezvous and a large number of people took information from the 16 groups that were in the room. I have high hopes that the organizations present will have attracted some good volunteers’.

If you are interested in volunteering, or would like to get in touch with the Volunteer Centre, please phone or email Dawn on 01264 362600 or volunteers @

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