• Editor

Over 30 organisations signed for ‘Get Involved’ volunteer fair 2018

Farnborough town centre will be hosting the Get Involved Fair on Saturday 16 June.


Organised jointly by Rushmoor Borough Council and Rushmoor Voluntary Services, the fair is a chance for voluntary organisations, community groups, sports clubs and societies to raise the profile of the work they do in Aldershot and Farnborough.


More than 30 local organisations have already signed up for the event, which takes place in Queensmead from 10am to 3pm.


Visitors will be able to talk to representatives from the organisations and find out how they can get involved, become a member or access support.


Also taking place in the town centre that day will be council’s monthly craft fayre from 9am to 4pm.

Greg Alexander, Chief Executive Officer of Rushmoor Voluntary Services said: “The fair is a great opportunity for people to find out more about becoming a volunteer and to see just how much help and support is out there.”


Greg added: “This is our second fair. In Aldershot last year, many new volunteers were recruited and local groups were pleased to be able to raise awareness of the services they offer.”


Councillor Gareth Lyon, Cabinet Member for Concessions and Community Support at Rushmoor Borough Council added: We have a strong community of volunteers in Rushmoor and there are around 500 organisations across Aldershot and Farnborough that rely on support from volunteers.


The Get Involved Fair is the perfect way to find out more about them all in one place. The event is open to all types of organisation and this year we’ve also been encouraging local sports clubs to get involved.”


More details about the event are available on the council’s website, www.rushmoor.gov.uk/getinvolvedfair

For further information and to book a stall, please contact Rushmoor Voluntary Services on 01252 540 162 or email rushmoorvolunteers@rvs.org.uk.


Last year’s event



Recent Posts

See All

Climate Change Partnership launched

Gosport Borough Council has set up the independent Gosport Climate Change Partnership, bringing together a range of local organisations which can share their views and expertise to cut carbon emission

Grants to help vulnerable families

Nearly £200,000 in grant funding has been awarded to 24 projects across the county that help Hampshire’s most vulnerable families, following approval by the County Council. The grants are part of the

Queen's Award for analytics company

Tonic Analytics, a data analytics company based at the University of Southampton Science Park, has been awarded the prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise – for International Trade. The Queen’s Awar