Volunteers week 2019 – celebrating our amazing volunteers

Volunteers’ Week is here

Time to celebrate our fantastic volunteers as Julia, NWC Volunteer Co-ordinator reflects on the last 12 months of volunteering activities at Nottingham Women’s Centre:

What an amazing year it’s been for volunteering at Nottingham Women’s Centre!

Our volunteers donated 4,815 hours, which totals over £87,000 in economic value, and we have more than doubled our volunteer hours in the last 2 years!

As impressive as these figures are, I am even more impressed and proud of the passion and enthusiasm of the team.

The centre would be unable to provide many of our activities and courses, or run so many events, without their dedication; the support and care they show for our women, the energy and ideas they bring to each of their many different projects, and the hard work running events and fundraising is inspirational.

We are constantly thankful and celebrate our volunteers daily, but Volunteers Week gives us the chance to take the team outside of the centre for some well-deserved fun!

Library’s women in sport book drive is flooded with donations

When we first posted about the launch of the sport book drive back at the beginning of April, we did not expect to be inundated by offers…
Here’s what has happened since by Lucy Frances Pegg:
When the Nottingham Women’s Library decided they wanted to showcase books about women’s sport they found a problem – they only had four books on the topic.

So they took to the internet to ask for donations and through the public, publishers and authors themselves they upped their collection to 40 and counting.

But the library’s volunteers weren’t content to stop there. Read more…