30/05/18: Celebrate National Volunteers' Week by supporting older people in your community

Make a difference to older people in your area and become a volunteer for Silver Social, led by Breckland Council. In an effort to tackle loneliness and isolation in rural communities, Silver Social has been engaging residents in arts activities across the district and needs welcoming and enthusiastic volunteers to support its work.  

Funding from the National Lottery Arts Council strategic touring fund has provided accessible workshops and live performances in rural Breckland areas, targeting those with a high population of residents aged 60+ and in single occupation dwellings. With a full programme of events scheduled for the summer and in celebration of National Volunteers' Week, Silver Social are recruiting volunteers who are keen to get involved with their local community, meet new people or who have an interest in arts or wellbeing. 

If you are an excellent host, make a great cup of tea and can help set up our event space, why not become a Silver Social Event Support Volunteer? If you're part of an existing network in your community and can help advertise events in your area, consider becoming a Volunteer Promoter, with the potential of hosting your own events in the future. 

Cllr Paul Claussen, Breckland Council Executive Member for Place, said: "Silver Social is a great opportunity to volunteer in so many different ways, whilst getting to know more people in your community.  We all feel good when we can help others and by sharing these experiences you build a mutual interest for the future, as well as having fun along the way!"

Silver Social is an opportunity to gain experience on a nationally recognised arts programme, develop new skills or rediscover past interests. Come along to a free workshop by award winning poet, Martin Figura, 4th - 6th June to find out more or get in touch for more details. Full details of upcoming events and volunteer roles on our website: www.thesilversocial.com or contact community@breckland.gov.uk / 01362 656870