Volunteer returns to encourage others

Keelan Early from Community Action WirralA former Clatterbridge volunteer has returned to the health park to tell listeners all about the benefits of giving up their time for a good cause.

Keelan Early, who previously came into the studio as a volunteer for Claire House, is now the Volunteer Development Manager for Community Action Wirral.

He told listeners to the Coffee Club all about the organisation which promotes, supports and engages the great work happening in and around the peninsular.

Months after working his magic at Clatterbridge, Keelan's now decided to share his expertise across the borough.

"There are so many groups and organisations that are under the radar but do fantastic stuff within the community." - Keelan Early, Community Action Wirral

Community Action Wirral is part of the National Council for Voluntary Organisations and aims to bring the charity, public and private sectors together.

The team also organises courses in fundraising and business planning and has a database of about 150 active volunteers potentially available to help local good causes.

It's Keelan's job to get to know groups wanting to draft more volunteers and to help them to work out a recruitment plan.

"A lot of groups say they need volunteers but don't know where to start." - Keelan Early, Community Action Wirral

23 million people volunteer in their communities across the UK.

This year's Volunteers' Week recognises their contribution.

Community Action Wirral has been holding special training sessions and raising awareness of the benefits of volunteering.

An event to thank local volunteers has also been taking place at Birkenhead Town Hall.


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