Hosted by Malvern Hills District Council it is a virtual event to showcase volunteering opportunities across Malvern district will take place on Facebook from 9am to 4pm: https://www.facebook.com/MalvernHillsDC 

The event will have a variety of opportunities on offer from Malvern Hills District Volunteering Forum which s a network of more than 30 local groups and charities which work with volunteers in the district,.

We have a short Video from featured volunteer – Caroline Attwood-Reusser editor of the Malvern Talking News.

“Being editor of the Malvern Talking News means that fortnightly I review a variety of local news sources. I select a set of articles both serious and cheerful and I send them out to a team of readers. They then record those, and they are sent on for publication in a variety media so they can be consumed by partially sighted people in and around Malvern.

Why do I do this? Well during lockdown I was looking for a way to help people who might feel lonely or disconnected. When the Malvern Talking News was relaunched This role emerged, and I was able to do it. The role is interesting as it gives me the opportunity to really connect with the local news and it is also a job that being desk based can be done easily around other activities. I can do it in in front of the TV and may also do it when I am away from home.

Along with the rest of the Malvern Talking News team I believe we are providing local interesting information to partially sighted people in Malvern and beyond and I would recommend volunteering to anyone who has a bit of time, wants to make a difference no matter how small that difference may be. Thank you.”

We are looking for a deputy News Editor to support Caroline in her role so if you are interested please contact us. If you would like to know more about joining our team of Sight Concern Worcestershire volunteers see our Volunteering section  or if you or someone you know is going through sight loss and would like to know about the support and guidance we offer please contact Jo Webber 01905 723 245 email info@sightconcern.co.uk.