Volunteer Expo: Make a difference on the day

Discover a wide range of inspiring volunteering opportunities on Saturday 29th September, at the Social Care Exchange’s first Volunteering Expo. Come and meet regional charities and find out how you can get involved in a variety of programmes, including the Acts Trust, which aims to eliminate poverty in the local area.

Acts is community-led, set up to inspire and empower local residents to both recognise and find solutions to community problems. One of the trust’s leading projects is the Lincoln Food Bank, which last year provided 2,233 three-day emergency food supplies to people in crisis. To continue their vital work, they rely on donations from the local community, as well as volunteers to distribute emergency food parcels.

There are lots of ways volunteers can get involved, from helping in the warehouse, driving a van to deliver stock or meeting clients and giving out food parcels. Talk to the Acts team at the Expo to get an insight into the different roles and teams available and find out more information about this aspirational charity.

“The foodbank was there when we really needed it, it was an absolute lifeline.”

The Volunteering Expo will also be hosting a drop-off food donation point throughout the event. Over 90% of the food distributed by foodbanks is donated by the public and community support is critical. Food parcels contain sufficient nutrition for at least three days’ worth of healthy, balanced meals for individuals and families. Discover the range of non-perishable foods items that are needed here.

The Volunteering Expo, takes place on Saturday 29th September, 10am-2pm, promoting a number of regional charities as well as offering the opportunity to learn and develop your skills in workshops and through a line-up of inspiring speakers. Stay in touch to hear more as the line-up is announced.