A different way of volunteering for every week of the year

Bec Horner

Bec Horner

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A different way of volunteering for every week of the year

We caught up with Carl Wain, Commissioning Manager at City of York Council following his announcement that he is partaking in a massive 52 different volunteering opportunities in the city this year. Here’s what he had to tell us: 

Well 2019 was a fantastic year for me.

It was a very humbling experience being awarded Public Sector Hero in the York Community Pride awards and I feel privileged to be involved so closely with the community sector both in a work and personal capacity.

Volunteering has made a big difference to my life and to my personal wellbeing.

I am aware that volunteering can make such a big impact to the community and to those that have the opportunity to volunteer.

I am always amazed at how many different opportunities there are in York and wanted to find a way of raising the profile of community groups and what they offer.

I have therefore decided to do 52 different volunteering opportunities in 2020 as a New Year’s resolution.

I thought it was only appropriate to start on New Year’s day where I have put my name down to volunteer as a pacemaker for York Parkrun.

If you want to see how I am getting on then follow me on twitter @carl_wain and check out the hashtag #Volunteer52.

And I could volunteer for you! If you would like me to volunteer for your community group then just contact me on carl.wain@york.gov.uk.



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