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Volunteer Day: Getting Involved in the Local Community

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October 3rd, 2013
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Pocklington Arts Centre has only existed for just over a decade and yet now sits in the heart of the community, serving the local area and being nationally recognised as a venue for the arts. Keeping to its raison etre of providing for the area, this Saturday PAC will be holding a Volunteer Day fair, allowing the public to find out how get involved in the positive work happening locally.

The Volunteer Day will give a chance for local community groups and charities to promote the work they do and give locals the opportunity to find out more on how they can get involved. Charities and community groups already attending include Pocklington Future, Burnby Hall Gardens, Friends of PAC and many more, with further groups expected to be confirmed this week.

James Duffy, Deputy Manager at the Pocklington Arts Centre talked about the importance of volunteers and the input from the community to the arts centre, “PAC relies heavily on its volunteer workforce (Friends of PAC) and from community support. With this in mind we wanted to draw attention to the large number of charities and community groups in the area and help them promote the fantastic work they all do. We also hope the day will also act as a networking opportunity for groups to work together on larger scale projects and lead to greater community engagement.”

With the success that PAC has had in creating a venue for accessible art in the rural surroundings, the day expects to showcase the fantastic work that many local groups are doing.

The Volunteering Day will take place at Pocklington Arts Centre on 5 October between 9.30am – 1pm.

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