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Volunteer Wessex Launch

New service from Community First makes volunteering easy

Community First have launched their new Volunteer Wessex website. The website has a really local feel, giving local organisations and volunteers across Winchester, Havant and East Hampshire the chance to advertise for help and find opportunities where they live. Community First helps other organisations find, recruit and support volunteers, but they also offer the same support and guidance to the potential volunteer.

Tom Belshaw, Development Manager for Community First said: “We’re really proud to launch this new site which is the result of lots of work behind the scenes with volunteers and local community groups.

Volunteer Wessex helps groups to promote their activities and services locally and it gives volunteers more control of the information they want to share by creating a sort of online volunteering CV.

We will grow the site over the next few months, making it the local one stop shop for volunteering.”

A team of volunteers at Community First have worked really hard over the past few months to make sure our new site is ready to launch.

Tim Houghton, Chief Executive of Community First said “volunteering is at the heart of a vibrant and successful community. Lots of people find their own ways of giving time but many people ask us for help and our easy-to-use on line service will make it much easier for people to find new opportunities and get into a volunteering role quickly. We’re really keen to attract younger volunteers as well as those who might volunteer their time and expertise relevant to their work. There are some fantastic opportunities to help people and organisations right on your doorstep and we hope to see a big upsurge in numbers of volunteers coming forward.”

Community First is the trading name of Communities First Wessex

Registered Charity no 1147527 Company Registered in England and Wales 8071971 at Langstone Technology Park Langstone Road Havant Hampshire PO9 1SA. See our website at:

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