Tag Archives: volunteer

Volunteer Elaine wins Pride Award

Somerset volunteer Elaine Culley has been honoured for her role in supporting young people and vulnerable adult detainees who enter police custody. Elaine volunteers as an ‘Appropriate Adult’ for Somerset County Council’s Youth Offending Team and has been recognised with a Pride award, presented by Police and Crime Commissioner Sue Mountstevens. The awards pay tribute […]

Volunteer to protect the countryside

Countryside lovers are being invited to step forward and help protect and maintain Somerset’s public rights of way which is in excess of 6000km (3,728 miles) through the ‘Adopt a Path’ scheme. Walkers, cyclists and horse riders can help support Somerset County Council’s Rights of Way team when they are out and about on their […]

Help School Children Fulfil Their Potential

Volunteers are needed to step forward and become School Governors or Trustees to help Somerset school children fulfil their potential. There are currently around 2,900 governors/trustees in Somerset who provide a critical role in ensuring a school or academy runs smoothly and provides the best outcomes for its children, but more are needed. Somerset County […]

Trustee Week: Give your time as a trustee

Somerset people are being encouraged to support their local community and expand their skills by becoming a trustee during Trustee Week (7 to 13 November 2016). Trustees play a vital role in supporting voluntary and community groups of all sizes in Somerset. There are currently hundreds of people of all ages and backgrounds, with lots […]

Community heroes celebrated by Council Chairman

The Chairman of Somerset County Council has recognised the work of dozens of Somerset stalwarts at an annual award ceremony. Councillor Christine Lawrence presented over 60 Chairman’s Awards for services to community, to people who have dedicated their time and energy to others. From fiercely dedicated fundraisers to friendly volunteer drivers, bell ringers to bakers, […]

‘Thank you’ to Somerset’s volunteer drivers

Somerset’s fantastic team of volunteer drivers have been thanked at two annual celebration events this month. Nearly 200 dedicated drivers volunteer for Somerset County Council, providing transport for eligible non-emergency NHS patients and social care users, ranging from the elderly to young children. Passengers describe the drivers as ‘lifesavers’ and a ‘godsend’ and this month […]

Recruiting vital volunteers

A new look service aiming to expand Somerset’s army of volunteers has launched today (4 April). Funded by Somerset County Council, the Somerset Volunteer Service (SVS) will match people to the many volunteering opportunities that support or enhance valuable Council services. It is being provided by Somerset You Can Do and is committed to recruiting […]

Volunteers wanted for Duke of Edinburgh’s Awards

Do you have some spare time and want to help young people achieve their potential? If so, you’ll make a great volunteer for the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (DofE). The Council’s DofE team is looking for volunteers to step forward who can inspire young people and help them complete the programme. There are lots of […]

Flood volunteer efforts – can you help?

The floods may have gone, but the need for volunteers to help with the recovery in parts of Somerset remains as great as ever. Each day around 25 people have been turning up to assist those affected by flooding, doing everything from cleaning houses and removals, to gardening and DIY. Somerset County Council is now […]