COULD YOU GIVE SOMETHING BACK?
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please contact our Branch Coordinator Claire Grace at firstname.lastname@example.org.
As all our local volunteers have family commitments and jobs, we have tried to break down the various roles in the branch to make it easier for people to fit in volunteering around their busy lives. There are activities that only take a couple of hours a year to more regular weekly involvement in activities – flexibly fitting round the demands of a family. Many of the activities work well shared with someone else or a small team (such as organising the nearly new sales or volunteering at one of our baby groups).
If you think you could spare just an hour or two on an occasional basis, and would you like to help us in reaching out to and supporting more parents and parents-to-be in the area, we would love to hear from you. The occasional tasks you might be asked to consider doing could include helping out at a Nearly New Sale in your area, putting up posters at your local shop, toddler group, or nursery, offering a friendly ear to a struggling new mum in the next street, contacting some potential advertisers, either by phone, letter or in person, or just attending a nearby social event, to give the organiser some moral support! By signing up to the Volunteer Bank, you are not committing yourself to take on all (or even any at all!) of the tasks you might be asked to do.
The work of the NCT depends on generating income to fund activities and services. Some of this money comes from things like membership subscriptions and antenatal class fees, but our branch also depends heavily on local fundraising through events such as Nearly New Sales. The more money we generate, the better able the NCT is to carry on its vital campaigning work and provide much-needed parent services.