This is the third MP volunteer week of its kind run in the Harrogate
and Knaresborough constituency.
The idea is that I will volunteer for a different charity or organisation every morning and afternoon for four days. The idea for volunteer week came about as I wanted to publicise the role of the volunteer within our community and also to raise the profile of Harrogate, Knaresborough and Boroughbridge based charities and organisations and the volunteer sector as a whole.
Last year volunteer week was considered a huge success with the organisations and charities I visited highlighting how important the volunteers are to our community. I received positive feedback from all those involved with some saying that they would be happy to help me with organising this year’s volunteer week.
During last year’s volunteer week I visited multiple charities and organisations getting involved in activities such as serving coffee at Age UK Knaresborough, helping staff in ASDA fundraise for a breast cancer campaign, working at St Michael’s Hospice’s in-patients unit, answering the phones at Harrogate Advocacy, working outdoors with Forest School, loading medical equipment to ship out to Johannesburg with PhysioNet and I even joined Harrogate Town Pastors on their regular patrols on a Friday night.