A BIG event for volunteers is coming to The Regal in Tenbury.

It is being held in Tenbury as part of National Volunteers’ Week, to encourage people to find out more about local volunteering opportunities and showcase some of the many local organisations looking for new volunteers.

On Saturday June 7, from 9amto12pm, the Regal is hosting a Volunteers’ Fair, organised by Malvern Hills Volunteering.

Malvern Hills Volunteering is a non-profit organisation, supported by the South Worcestershire Citizens Advice Bureau and Malvern Hills District Council, which promotes volunteering, provides volunteer brokerage to non-profit organisations and help individuals looking to volunteer find the right opportunity.

“The Volunteers’ Fair in Tenbury is a fantastic opportunity for people who live or work locally to come and find out more about the many varied, fun, challenging and rewarding opportunities available with local organisations,” said Jacqueline Smith, a volunteer development worker for Malvern Hills Volunteering.

“Volunteering has changed dramatically in recent years to adapt to our busy lifestyles and plenty of organisations offer flexible and short-term roles during the day, in the evenings and at weekends too, welcoming just a few hours of people’s time a month.

More than 20 local organisations will have stalls at the fair, offering information and advice about how individuals can get involved.

"We hope people of all ages and interests will come along to the fair to find out more, as volunteers are the lifeblood of many local organisations and their support and dedication is vital to our communities.”

The Volunteers’ Fair is free of charge and free refreshments - tea, coffee and cake - will be available to everyone coming to visit the fair.