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About AVOW

Interested in volunteering?

Volunteering can change your life bringing lots of benefits such as skills, experience, meeting new people, improvement of self-confidence and recognition. AVOW volunteers have recently been presented with awards for their outstanding volunteering and Committment to Learning.

Louise Bollington has won a High Sherriff Award for volunteering for AVOW’s Wrexham Carers Service for nearly 4 years. The award was presented by the High Sherriff in March 2013. Louise provides a FREE, one to one counselling service to Carers living in Wrexham County Borough. These sessions provide Carers with an opportunity to offload the stresses and strains that caring can have on their own emotional well-being. Louise has also assisted at many events and activities over the years. Her dedication to the service and the individuals she supports is incredible.

Louise said: “I feel very proud and privileged that AVOW has given me the opportunity to serve my community. It makes me very humbled and happy to have been chosen for the High Sheriff Award”.

Wrexham Adult Community Learner Awards

We are also delighted to announce that one of our volunteers, Wayne Greenshields, has won the Learning for Health and Wellbeing Award at the Wrexham Adult Learning Community Awards as well as the prestegious Overall Learner of the Year. All whilst volunteering for AVOW.

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Louise Bollington receiving the High Sheriff Award from the High Sheriff Henry Dixon.

AVOW’s Volunteer Centre

AVOW’s Volunteer Centre support local and national voluntary and community groups with recruiting volunteers within Wrexham County Borough. We also support potential volunteers to find suitable opportunities locally.

If you are interested in volunteering you can apply to volunteer and view the latest opportunities throughout Wales online via www. volunteering-wales.net or to book a one-to-one appointment please call on 01978 312556 or e-mail vb@avow.org.

Volunteer Recruitment Drop-in sessions

We also hold Volunteer Recruitment Drop-in sessions, held on the first Tuesday of the month between 10am-11am at Ty Avow, Egerton Street, Wrexham where you can meet staff and volunteers from local voluntary groups, find out about the services they provide and how you can get involved. The next drop-in will be held on Tuesday 2nd July 2013 10–11.30am, so please come and join us to find out more, light refreshments are provided.

Watch an interview with Vicky Hand, AVOW’s Volunteer Recruitment Officer, explaining what Volunteer Recruitment Sessions are about: www.avow.org/news-and-events-vc/

Follow AVOW’s Volunteer Centre on Twitter: @WrxVolCentre

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