Volunteers and members of the public are invited to attend a Come and Network Day event on Saturday 30 September in Aberdeen.
The drop-in market stall-style event offers volunteers and would-be volunteers the opportunity to find out more about the various volunteering opportunities across the city, participate in workshops, informal learning and networking.
The Come and Network Day will be held from 9.30am until 3.30pm at the North East Scotland College (NESCOL) Building (Loch Street entrance), Gallowgate, Aberdeen. The event has been organised by Aberdeen City Council’s Communities Team.
Aberdeen City Council Co-Leader Councillor Christian Allard said: “Volunteering helps thousands of vulnerable people and communities in Aberdeen and this annual event has proven over the years to provide volunteers with the opportunity to share skills and knowledge, engage with each other and inspire would-be volunteers, which in turn helps strengthen communities across Aberdeen.”
Councillor Martin Greig, Convener of Education and Children’s Services said: “Volunteering offers people the chance to help others, gain friends, learn new skills, grow in confidence and all while helping communities across the city. This networking event is a way to give something back to our volunteers and to encourage people of all ages to come along and find out what volunteering can offer them.”
Interactive stalls offering information on community and volunteer support, funding opportunities and general information will be hosted by Station House Media Unit (SHMU), Scottish Association for Mental Health (SAMH), Aberdeen Foyer, SCARF, Cyrenians, Aberdeen Science Centre, Health Improvement Fund, Just Transition Participatory Budgeting Fund, ACVO, Alcohol and Drugs Action, Scottish Government Mental Health and Wellbeing Fund and NESCAN.
The workshops on offer are: Men’s Shed; Community Food Growing; Social Media Skills; Transforming Communities; Equality and Diversity; Health Issues in the Community; Planning to Support Volunteers; Test For Change in your Community; Committee Skills; Mental Health; and Youth Participation.
The workshops are open to existing volunteers and members of the public. Advance booking for the workshops can be done via https://outlook.office365.com/owa/calendar/CANDay2023@AberdeenCityCouncilO365.onmicrosoft.com/bookings/ or by scanning the QR Code.