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Successful Volunteers Fair held in Durham

Volunteers fair 01.02.2016

One of the stands at the volunteers fair

75 local people with an interest in volunteering in the criminal justice system attended a successful Volunteers Fair at County Hall in Durham on 1 February. They heard about opportunities to support victims of crime, or to help ex-offenders turn their lives around.

The event began with short presentations from speakers representing organisations which involve volunteers, including the Police, Durham Community Action, Durham TeesValley Community Rehabilitation Company and Safe Families for Children and. Six members of the community who already volunteer in the criminal justice system also spoke, telling delegates about their experiences of working with ex-offenders and victims.

Introducing the event, Ron Hogg, Durham's Police and Crime Commissioner said: “Volunteers in the criminal justice system can make a real difference as well as learn a wide range of new skills. It is truly inspiring to hear how passionate the volunteers are about the roles they fulfil, and about how much enjoyment they get from volunteering. Some people have found that volunteering can be a gateway to whole new career.”

After hearing the presentations, delegates spent time chatting to people who volunteer, and to representatives of organisations which involve volunteers, throughout the various stands at the event.

75 local people with an interest in volunteering in the criminal justice system attended a successful Volunteers Fair at County Hall in Durham on 1 February. They heard about opportunities to support victims of crime, or to help ex-offenders turn their lives around.

The event began with short presentations from speakers representing organisations which involve volunteers, including the Police, Durham Community Action, Durham TeesValley Community Rehabilitation Company and Safe Families for Children and. Six members of the community who already volunteer in the criminal justice system also spoke, telling delegates about their experiences of working with ex-offenders and victims.

Introducing the event, Ron Hogg, Durham's Police and Crime Commissioner said: “Volunteers in the criminal justice system can make a real difference as well as learn a wide range of new skills. It is truly inspiring to hear how passionate the volunteers are about the roles they fulfil, and about how much enjoyment they get from volunteering. Some people have found that volunteering can be a gateway to whole new career.”

After hearing the presentations, delegates spent time chatting to people who volunteer, and to representatives of organisations which involve volunteers, at stands in the Durham Room.

Find out more

The organisations which were represented at the Volunteers Fair are listed below. Anyone interested in volunteering with them should contact them direct. If you are interested in volunteering in the criminal justice system more generally, please email: enquiries@durham-pcc.gov.uk or call 03000 264631 to find out more.

 

Posted on Wednesday 3rd February 2016
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