WM Action - Community Service Volunteers (CSV)
Volunteering in Birmingham and the Black Country
By Helen Clare
If you have a keen interest in helping people and the community, BBC WM's Helen Clare would love to hear from you!
CSV Make a Difference Day
I am part of an exciting new project being led by CSV, for which 20 young people - Community Catalysts - are volunteering full-time at 20 different locations around the country, one of which is based at BBC WM.
They are working to set up exciting opportunities in their local areas for other young people, aged between 16 and 25, to join in with.
I'm what's known as the Community Catalyst for Birmingham and the Black Country and I'm very keen to hear from you!
I really believe in volunteering. It is such a great way to get out into the community, make new friends, gain valuable new skills, and actually make a difference!
Is there something that you care about and want to do something to help? Do you know of an event that's happening and needs support? Do you need volunteers for something that you're involved with?
I'm currently working on lots of different projects, such as a makeover event with Acorns Hospice in Walsall, setting up an allotment project for asylum seekers and refugees in Birmingham and organising a conservation project with Sandwell College to name a few!
Playtime at Handsworth Day Care Centre
I'm also recruiting volunteers for various organisations such as the Birmingham Hippodrome, Hospitals in Birmingham, Sandwell and Wolverhampton, St John Ambulance and Save the Children.
Or would you like to inspire a child to read? Could you befriend an elderly person or someone with a disability? There are so many ways to get involved, no matter how much time you can give, I'd love to hear from you!
Get in touch
Do you know somewhere that a Community Catalyst could help? Perhaps where you work, or somewhere you pass on the bus everyday?
If you have any ideas please e-mail me on:
last updated: 22/10/07