May 31 2012 By Hannah Bewley
AMBASSADORS from voluntary organisations will be giving out advice in Harrow town centre to mark Volunteering Week.
Events will take place this today and tomorrow with volunteering experts from Harrow Council and charities in the town centre today (Thursday) to talk to people about volunteering opportunities.
At lunchtime staff from the council, volunteers from Victim Support, University of the Third Age, and the Council's own Neighbourhood Champions Scheme will be on hand to answer questions and offer advice.
The event is being run by Harrow Council as part of their How To guide scheme which features advice from community leaders on how to get involved in activities around Harrow.
The council is also launching a Twitter campaign with the hashtag #volunteerharrow to get people involved in the local community.
Councillor David Perry, Harrow Council's Community and Cultural Services Portfolio Holder, said: "Volunteer Week is a great chance for people who want to help out in the community but don't know how to learn about volunteering opportunities in their area. I'm pleased to see Council staff taking Volunteer Week to the public by speaking to residents along with some of Harrow's most established voluntary organizations. I hope that the How To guide will inspire Harrow residents to take the initiative and participate in volunteering activities in the borough."
The How To guide is available in hardcopy and as a video guide on the Council's website at: www.harrow.gov.uk/howto.