Volunteers are the most important resource community organisations have. The ability of people to work willingly together for the betterment of their community and themselves is invaluable.
Volunteering encourages civic responsibility; you make a difference, every person counts. Everyone has something to offer. Participation in the life of the community gives immediate access to help improve the quality of community life
Volunteering opportunities are available not just in Portchester, the Portchester Community Association is also working in partnership with the Fareham Volunteer Centre.
Visit Portchester Community Association Hub in Portchester Shopping Precinct and see the many activities run by the association despite losing the lease of the Portchester Community Centre. Put your name down on the volunteering opportunities list. Local people have also come up with ideas for new clubs and activities they would like Portchester Community Association to support – why not join them?
Motivation is a very individual and internal concept. It’s very much a two-way street. When volunteers are highly motivated, the organisation accomplishes many things. Sarah Moss, the manager of the community Hub truly cares about others and is the catalyst behind a team of people who believe they can make a difference to people’s lives.
It is also more important than ever that local residents are able to access digital information.
We have this in Portchester Library and now in the Hub where there are six computers for the general public to use free of charge.