In 2015, Fareham Borough Council began working with the charity 'One Community' to support our community groups and many volunteers with advice on governance, funding links, volunteer placement, volunteer support and training. We encourage all community groups and volunteers that could benefit from support in these areas to make contact with One Community, who will be very pleased to help.
Find out more information and opportunities available to you by looking at their latest publication; the Network newsletter (3 MB) is a monthly newsletter featuring voluntary and community sector updates, information, and news about funding, training and events.
One Community will be 'out and about' at various locations across the borough on the second week of every month between 10am and 12pm, to meet and offer help and advice to organisations and individuals interested in volunteering.
Or you can visit One Community's Information Centre in Fareham Shopping Centre, Monday to Saturday, 10am-4pm. There is lots of information about volunteering, support, services, activities and opportunities, as well as drop-ins held by various organisations.
For more information please visit the One Community Facebook Page .
Regardless of age, race, background or experience everyone can help someone and we can all make a difference. Every person who has been supported by a volunteer, served by a volunteer, comforted or directed by a volunteer has had their lives touched for the better. Most volunteers will tell you they get back what they give in equal measures: satisfaction and a sense of wellbeing. You can see in this clip [External Hyperlink] firsthand the personal benefits of volunteering.
To find the right placement for you, complete One Community's registration form (171 KB), visit them at one of their events or telephone them on 023 8090 2458 to make a one-to-one appointment.
For more information on the other services and support that One Community offer in the Borough please visit the One Community website