Release date: 1 June 2018
Volunteers play a crucial role for West Sussex County Council, giving their time generously and making a difference to a wide range of county council services.
As part of Volunteers’ Week 2018 (June 1-7), special events are running to thank those who volunteer in West Sussex libraries for their contribution.
Tea parties will be held throughout the week and each volunteer is being presented with a certificate of thanks.
One volunteer, Ken Porter, a Computer Buddy at Bognor Regis Library explains what his role involves: “I help people with everything from turning a computer on, to desktop publishing, ancestry, use of email and internet searches.
“It’s important to treat every person coming for help as a customer and to listen to their challenges.
“It’s great to open the eyes of many users to the power of the internet and I thoroughly enjoy my role as a volunteer.”
Debbie Kennard, Cabinet Member for Safer, Stronger Communities, said: “I would like to say a big thank you to all our volunteers.
“We are incredibly grateful for the contribution they make and I am so pleased to see their work is being recognised as part of Volunteers’ Week.”
For those interested in volunteering at West Sussex County Council, there will be an opportunity to meet community volunteers and representatives from the county council at a stand at this year’s South of England Show (June 7 – 9). This will be located on the Turners Hill avenue and can be recognised by West Sussex County Council and West Sussex Fire & Rescue Service branding.
If you would like more information about becoming a volunteer, visit: https://www.westsussex.gov.uk/leisure-recreation-and-community/volunteering/