Minister praises "invaluable" volunteers
A progamme of events has been organised to celebrate National Volunteer Week
Ealing Volunteer Bureau has organised a programme of activities at Ealing Central Library to celebrate National Volunteers’ Week, which runs from 1st – 7th June 2003.
The highlights are the private view of the ‘Time For Others’ photography exhibition on Monday 2nd June; and the opening of the Volunteers’ Fayre by Steve Pound M.P. on Saturday 7th June, at 11.00am.
Other activities include the presentation of ‘Thank You’ certificates to volunteers; the launch of a Trustees Register; a leaflet-drop promoting volunteering on the Islip Manor Estate; and drop-in sessions throughout the week, at the library, for the Borough’s future volunteers to find out more about volunteering in the C21st.
Rt. Hon. Tony Blair MP, the Prime Minister, praised local
volunteers saying, “they make a huge difference to the society we live
in. Volunteers Week allows us, as a nation, to recognise and reward the
invaluable work done by volunteers and hopefully inspire more people to
give time in the future."
The two local agencies that coordinate volunteer work
locally have recently been awarded by the Volunteer Development England.
Volunteer Development England is the membership association for volunteer
bureaux in England. The Hounslow Volunteer Agency (HVA) and the Ealing
Volunteer Bureau were given the Outstanding Achievement Award.