Category volunteering

Costa Coffee Supports Fostering and Adoption in Somerset

Somerset County Council’s Fostering and Adoption Recruitment Service is teaming up with Costa Coffee, to help the search for Foster Carers and Adopters. The coffee chain is, once again, supporting the cause as part of its Project Inspiration Community Initiative. They are providing space, time and refreshments for people to come together to find out […]

Poster competition launches to help children in Somerset

Somerset County Council is launching a poster competition aimed at youth organisations such as Scouts and Guides, to help the search for more foster carers. Children and young people are being invited to design a fostering poster that will reach out to potential foster carers during Foster Care Fortnight 15 – 27 May 2018, to […]

Trustee vacancies available

The priceless role played by Somerset’s Trustees is being showcased at an event to celebrate National Trustees’ Week. National Trustees’ Week starts on Monday (13 November) and Somerset County Council is working with partners to celebrate the great work Trustees do – and highlight opportunities to get involved. National figures estimate that almost half of […]

Congrats to Chairman Award Winners!

The Chairman of Somerset County Council has recognised the work of dozens of community stalwarts at an annual award ceremony. Somerset County Council Chairman Councillor William Wallace presented awards at Taunton Rugby Club last week (Wednesday 18 October) to over 35 individuals and couples across the County. Three Duke of Edinburgh Awards were also presented […]

Thousands volunteer at Somerset County Council

A record number of volunteers are helping support Somerset residents and communities in a variety of Somerset County Council services. As National Volunteers Week (1-7 June) gets underway, latest figures show over 4,500 volunteers give up some of their spare time to help support over 25 Somerset County Council volunteering roles. From volunteer drivers who […]