Volunteering charity, Royal Voluntary Service is making a call for volunteers to step forward in Cirencester to kick start a range of new social groups for people in the their community, particularly those in later life.
The call is part of a programme, Bring People Together, being delivered by the charity and Prudential and that wants to encourage more people to volunteer to help run, or start their own social activities.
A number of new groups have emerged since the programme began in Gloucestershire including a Knit & Knitter group and an over 60’s Yoga group.
Charlie Allen, Community Engagement and Development Worker for Gloucestershire at Royal Voluntary Service said: “Socialising and getting involved in activities is a great way to improve mental health and wellbeing and increase happiness. These new groups will help to reduce isolation and improve connections between people in the local community. Social activities could include; running a quiz group in a community hall, establishing a book club in a local library or exploring new ways to bring people together over food. All ideas are welcome.”
No previous experience is necessary as full training will be provided.