Hartlepool folk invited to volunteer at community project

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Hartlepool people are being invited to give a helping hand and make a real difference at a community project.

The opportunity – at the Owton Rossmere Community Enterprise Ltd – could be the perfect chance for someone to get a start towards qualifications.

This post offers great work experience for anyone wishing to gain an NVQ in Business Administration. The vacancy has become available as one of our volunteers has left after gaining employment

Glenys Thompson, Orcel development manager

Volunteers are needed to make a difference at Orcel, which is based in the Orcel Centre in Wynyard Road.

It is on the lookout for both a volunteer cook and another person who could do reception duties.

Development manager Glenys Thompson said she was hoping to recruit a volunteer cook for a Saturday lunchtime, and added: “I also need a volunteer for reception-style duties on a Wednesday and Thursday afternoon.

“The Volunteer Centre assistant role is based in the reception area.

“Volunteers would be trained to do a range of activities, such as answering the phone, taking messages, dealing with customer queries and keeping the reception tidy.

“This post offers great work experience for anyone wishing to gain an NVQ in Business Administration.

“The vacancy has become available as one of our volunteers has left after gaining employment.

“The volunteer cook role is for a Saturday lunchtime only and is to prepare and serve snacks to a group of about 20 children.”

The Orcel Centre has been owned and operated by Owton Rossmere Community Enterprise Limited (Orcel) since 1998.

It works in partnership with the public sector, as well as training providers and other voluntary organisations, on projects that benefit the residents of Hartlepool.

Its aim is to promote projects which are there for the benefit of people in the Manor House and Rossmere areas of Hartlepool, especially if they help to relieve poverty, advance education, promote healthy living and help to provide facilities for recreation or leisure.

Anyone interested in either role should contact the centre on (01429) 288123.

People can also find out more about the group by visiting www.orcel.org.uk