Like the rest of ECHO, our Volunteering project has been affected by the corona virus restrictions and we are not able to meet up in person.
But we have found other ways to stay in touch and look out for each other. There have been phone calls and online coffee & chat sessions, lots of emails and of course, the ECHO newsletter.
Coming back together
At the moment all ECHO projects, leisure and social activities are closed to participants in line with current guidelines. As the restrictions are eased we need to find a way to bring everyone back together, a way where everyone is safe and feels happy.
ECHO REP Group have made this survey. Please take a few minutes to fill it in and send it back to us. It will really help to hear from everyone involved, this includes our volunteers who play a vital role in the running of ECHO.
Volunteer at ECHO! there are many ways you can support our projects and help people get the most out of their time with us. It can be a very rewarding experience for you as well. ECHO has over 100 volunteers, something we are very grateful for and proud of. Everyone has something to offer.
It’s an easy process that begins with an informal chat over a cuppa so we can learn more about what you would like to do. There are 28 projects and other ways to help, so it is important to find the right place that will be rewarding for you and make the best of your talents.
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We are looking for the right person to help out at The Retro Station where the project have a unit to sell the lovely painted furniture created at the Bridge Street Workshop. You will need to work half – one day a week as part of the small team. The day/hours can be flexible by negotiation. This is an interesting post for anyone that enjoys all things retro and vintage. It is customer facing and you will be handling cash and card transactions, though training can be given.
ECHO Board of Trustees
Ever thought of becoming a Trustee? It can be a very rewarding experience and you would have the satisfaction of knowing you have made a real difference in the governance of our charity. At ECHO strong governance is an integral part of being a well-run organisation for our members.
ECHO Sports – Leominster
We are always keen to hear from anyone wanting to help out at our various sports clubs held during the week. Fancy badminton on a Monday? Bit of football for fitness on Thursday? New ideas are in development as we hope to extend the range on offer and encourage more engagement. Contact Nick at the ECHO office 01568 620307 for more details.
Lifelinks project, Hereford – Wednesdays
We are looking for the right person to join our team and be part of this fun project based at St Martins Church. Lifelinks helps participants take part in a variety of activities including; helping house bound people by doing their shopping for them and volunteering in the community. We also go out and about quite a bit to visit places, so a car driver is preferred. A volunteer brings an extra pair of hands to help people get the most out of their day.
In addition, the following projects currently have volunteer vacancies:
Clever Betsy – craft workshop and retail sales, Leominster
Eaton Barn Community Garden, Stoke Prior Lane, Leominster
Saxon Hall Community Café, Putson, Hereford
The Priory Centre, Leominster