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Volunteering in the spotlight at Stone Community Hub event

Charities and community groups in and around Stone who are looking for new volunteers have been urged to attend a special event in the town Stone Community Hub is hosting the event on Thursday 1st June, the first day of this year’s national Volunteers’ Week. Not-for-profit groups can showcase their organisation and promote volunteer vacancies. Members of the public who ...

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Why not volunteer for Staffordshire Wildlife Trust?

Staffordshire Wildlife Trust

Staffordshire Wildlife Trust is appealing to people from Stone to help with the running of its Wolseley Centre headquarters. The Trust is inviting people to come forward to become a volunteer and carry out a variety of hands-on roles at the centre, based off the A51 between Stone and Rugeley. Roles include performing front-of-house tasks dealing with the public, answering ...

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St John Ambulance appeals for new volunteers in Stone

St John Ambulance

Stone’s St John Ambulance unit has issued an urgent appeal for people to get involved in their vital work. Young people from the age of seven can join as cadets, and adults are also being urged to find out more and get involved too. Ellis Nevitt from the Stone unit has sent this information… At events across the country, from football ...

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Patricia receives her British Empire Medal for volunteering efforts

A volunteer from Stone has been awarded the prestigious British Empire Medal for her invaluable contribution to volunteering in her local community. The recipients were announced in The Queen’s New Year’s Honours this year and attended a special ceremony hosted by the Vice-Chairman of Staffordshire County Council at the County Buildings in Stafford on Thursday 30th April. Medals were presented by the Lord-Lieutenant, ...

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Fun reading volunteer opportunity for youngsters

There‘s still time for the county’s young people to sign up to help with this year’s free Summer Reading Challenge activities. “Muuuuuuuuuuuuuum, I’m sooooooooooooo boooooooooooooored!  There’s nothing to dooooooooooo!” is an all too familiar lament during school holidays! However, Staffordshire County Council are aiming to get enthusiastic youngsters actively involved in volunteering for a fun holiday scheme in libraries this ...

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Support at hand for Stone community groups

Voluntary and community groups in Stone can find out more about support available to them at a roadshow in Stone on 19th November. VAST is a registered charity that provides services and development support to voluntary organisations, community groups, charities and social enterprises across Staffordshire. They will be in Stone High Street on Tuesday 19th November to talk to organisations, and ...

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Katie’s education mission to Thailand

A Stone student is off to Thailand for six weeks this summer to teach English and work as a language assistant in rural primary and secondary schools. Katie Farley, aged 18, who lives on Aston Lodge and is studying primary education at Edge Hill University, will be volunteering for VESL, a charity that runs educational projects in the neediest communities ...

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Volunteer lock keepers needed in Stone

The Canal & River Trust is looking for volunteer lock keepers  in Stone. Lock keepers help the Trust to look after the waterways, including helping boaters through the locks, providing a polite and friendly welcome to waterway visitors and helping to maintain locks. The Trust’s first appeal for volunteer lock keepers last year saw over 250 people across the country ...

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Volunteer lock keepers needed in Stone

British Waterways is looking for people to become volunteer lock keepers on canals in Stone. Volunteers would welcome visitors, help boaters through locks and maintain the surrounding area. British Waterways, which is soon to become the Canal and River Trust, is responsible for 2,000 miles of waterways in England and Wales. Ed Moss, national volunteering manager for British Waterways, said: ...

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