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Call for Hackney Host volunteers

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Published by Neil Young for Peabody in Housing and also in Communities

A new project in Hackney  gives volunteers the opportunity to gain skills and experience in the build up to the 2012 Games A new project in Hackney gives volunteers the opportunity to gain skills and experience in the build up to the 2012 Games

An exciting new project has been launched giving people living in Hackney the chance to volunteer in the build up to the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. 

Delivered by Peabody in partnership with Hackney Council, the Hackney Host volunteering project enables volunteers to give as little or as much time as they like at events and activities taking place throughout the borough, gaining valuable skills and experience in the process.

Volunteers will have the chance to:

  • Improve self-confidence and meet new people.
  • Receive free training, including accredited first aid training.
  • Access support to find work.
  • Find out more about the 2012 Games and become 2012 champions.

Yolanda Sissing, Peabody Volunteer Co-ordinator, said:

“This project will really benefit the residents of Hackney, particularly those who are unemployed, have not volunteered before, are living with disabilities, or who are from ethnic and migrant communities. Residents will be able to see first-hand how the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games can make a difference to their communities. By 2012, Hackney Host volunteers will be involved in key decisions that will affect how the Games are delivered in the borough.”

Councillor Guy Nicholson, Hackney Council Cabinet Member for regeneration and the Olympic and Paralympic Games, said:

“Hackney Council is thrilled to be working with Peabody on this great programme. The Hosts programme offers the people of Hackney a great opportunity to be directly involved in the Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2012. It is a great way to join in and gain hands on experience through volunteering.”

If you're interested in becoming a Hackney Host volunteer, contact Yolanda Sissing, Peabody Volunteer Co-ordinator, on 07947 521 840 or yolanda.sissing@peabody.org.uk.

More information

For press-related information, contact Neil Young, Peabody Media Relations Officer, on 020 7021 4210 or neil.young@peabody.org.uk.

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