Even as I write this, I can hear you saying “What? It’s not even Christmas yet, and you’re talking about April.”
Please bear with us, as there’s a very good reason: April 23rd will be our next volunteers’ get-together, and we know that your busy diaries fill up quickly after New Year, so we’re trying to beat the rush !
Lots of you know that we’ve been hosting November social meetings here in Faversham for years, but thanks to a previous volunteer’s generous offer to host a meeting for us, we’re now delighted to invite you all to our spring meeting – a different season and in a different place: Val’s home in Hemel Hempstead.
Everyone who’s attended any of our previous social meetings knows how useful it is to get together with other volunteers and talk about their experiences and the realities of volunteering overseas, and these informal occasions are always thoroughly enjoyable.
As previous volunteer Bob wrote:
“I was able to talk directly to the staff and to people who had been before. These conversations were very helpful. I also met another volunteer who would be in the school at the same time … so a potential ‘team’ identity was established.”
So, whether you’ve already volunteered with us or you’re thinking about the possibilities of volunteering in the future, you will be welcome to come along.
We’ll send full details early next year, but meanwhile, please let us know whether you will be planning to join us for a spring afternoon in Hemel Hempstead.
As you’ll understand, Val will need a good idea of how many people to expect, so please
email: email@example.com – by 20th February. Thanks.
We look forward to another opportunity to meet and hope to hear from you soon!