Essex County Council (ECC) is encouraging residents who have been inspired by the enthusiasm and dedication of the Games Makers, to consider volunteering in Essex.
Over the 17 competition days, 70,000 Games Makers proved that volunteering can make a huge difference to a national event. However, closer to home, organisations, projects and events need just as much support to continue providing services to local communities throughout the year.www.goodforessex.org
has a myriad of opportunities, ranging from nature conservation and guided tours to youth project work and animal protection. Whatever the motivation to volunteer, whether it’s to give something back to the community, wanting to meet new people or gain valuable work experience, there’s something to suit a variety of skills and time availability.
Councillor Peter Martin, Leader of Essex County Council said: “Volunteers have played a tremendous role over the past few weeks and demonstrated that amazing things can happen when we work together. If you’ve been inspired by the Olympics, organisations across the county are always looking for volunteers so visit www.goodforessex.org
and see what volunteering opportunities are on your doorstep. This is your chance to get involved in your local area and make a real difference to people’s lives.”