Tag Archives: volunteering

Love the Outdoors? Then Adopt a Path

Love the outdoors? Then join Somerset County Council’s Adopt a Path scheme or become an England Coast Path Trail Watcher and help protect access to Somerset’s countryside. The Adopt a Path scheme is open to anyone whether they are walkers, horse riders or cyclists, and almost any public right of way can be adopted. Volunteers […]

Thank you, Volunteers!

A number of celebratory events and activities are planned to take place during National Volunteers’ Week (1-7 June) to thank and honour Somerset’s thousands of unsung heroes. Volunteers are invaluable in improving lives, giving as little or as much of their time to help others, the environment and communities. Evidence also shows volunteering is good […]

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 […]

Volunteer drivers Mick and Jenny on film

Volunteer drivers and couple, Mick and Jenny, talk on film about how they got started and what they enjoy about driving people to their important appointments. They have been volunteer drivers for over two years. Jenny said: “We feel like we are really making a difference. It’s an expensive area we live in for people […]

Volunteer To Help Young Carers

Volunteers are urged to step forward to provide support and help to young carers across Somerset. A Young Carer is anyone under 18 who provides regular care by helping to maintain the health, safety or day-to-day well-being of the person they care for – as well as the wider family. The Council is looking for […]

Mums wanted as Volunteer Breastfeeding Champions

Mums are urged to step forward to become new volunteer Breastfeeding Champions in a bid to encourage other mums to breastfeed, continue breastfeeding and help support Infant Feeding Groups across Somerset The new volunteer role launched this week by Somerset County Council is in direct response to mums saying they wanted more breastfeeding support from […]

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 […]

Help Vulnerable People In Custody

Volunteers are needed to help support young people or vulnerable adult detainees who enter police custody. Somerset County Council’s Youth Offending Team is appealing for more volunteers to act as ‘Appropriate Adults’ helping young people or vulnerable adults understand what is happening to them whilst in police custody and why. Appropriate adults support and ensure […]

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, […]