Whenever we have a people and places social, people always comment on how well we all get on with each other and what a lovely group of people our volunteers are. Last summer we held the social at my home in West Dorset, and this gave those of us who live in the south west an opportunity to get to know each other and to share contact details. Since then, a number of us have met up socially, usually in twos or threes, sometimes at someone’s house but more often, as in this picture, at one of our favourite coffee shops. We do talk about our volunteering experiences of course, but we find we have many other things in common and it’s really just a great chance to socialise with other like-minded people.
We are wondering whether those of you who live in other parts of the country would also like to be put in touch with other people and places volunteers who live in your area.
We would not, of course, share your contact details with other volunteers without your permission, but it may be that you too would like the chance to meet up with others who live near you to share your experiences and to socialise. We would be happy to create a list of regional contact details for those of you who would like this, and I would be happy to facilitate a first meeting in local areas to get this off the ground. If you would like us to share your contact details with others who live near you please either post a comment or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I do hope some of you will take part in this – it’s a great way to make new friends!
PS our next volunteer social where Kate and Sallie will be present is detailed here – it’s in November, please let us know ASAP if you plan to come.