The team at the Barnardo’s store in Ballymoney is asking its local public to lend a hand in order to boost its volunteer numbers as part of a UK-wide campaign.
The appeal comes as part of ‘Make a Difference Day’ on 27 October 2013 – an annual event in the calendar which provides thousands of people across the country with the opportunity to try out volunteering.
This year’s Make a Difference Day will highlight how volunteering can tackle loneliness and isolation although it is also ideal for those who want to learn new skills or generally keep busy. Jane Cole, Ballymoney Store Manager, said: “There are many great reasons to spare a little time to volunteer with your local Barnardo’s store. Not only is it fun, sociable and challenging, but it gets you out of the house, equips you with new skills and helps to raise money to help vulnerable and disadvantaged children across the UK.
“We always welcome new volunteers to our friendly team. There are roles to suit all and you can do as much or as little as you can manage. If you have time on your hands and would like to get out and about, please call the Ballymoney shop on T: 028 2766 6658, pop in to the store on Main Street, or visit the Barnardo’s website at www.barnardos.org.uk/volunteering.”