30th Anniversary Events Summer of Events 2018 to celebrate Thornbury Volunteer Centre's 30th Anniversary As part of our 30th anniversary year Thornbury Volunteer Centre is looking forward to a busy few months. Their Pop-up shop in the St Mary Centre was a great success with funds being raised and many new volunteers coming forward. AGM on Wednesday 18 July in the hall and garden of Christ the King RC Church, Thornbury at 2.30pm. This year we are welcoming guest speaker Jerry Dicker who will be talking about his work as a conservation volunteer at Filnore Woods. A delicious afternoon tea will be served and everyone is welcome to attend. Personal Resilience and Stress Management workshop Tuesday 4 September between 6.30-9pm at the Armstrong Hall, Thornbury. This workshop will provide helpful tips and techniques to help you feel less stressed. It is suitable for all ages and is supported by a grant from the Tesco Bags of Help fund so is free to attendees. Taster Sessions for potential new volunteers. Throughout the summer we have several organisations who are willing to hold taster sessions for potential volunteers. Organisations working with children, families and disabled people, charity shops, conservation and heritage organisations will open their doors for a morning or afternoon and give potential new volunteers the chance to talk to existing volunteers, learn more about the organisation and then “have a go” themselves. Potential volunteers are under no obligation to continue volunteering but we hope that it will give them a feel for what is involved. Summer opening hours Starting from Monday 23 July, the Centre will be open on Mondays and Wednesdays only between 10.30am-12 noon. Normal opening hours resume on Monday 3 September. Please contact us on 01454 413392 or [email protected] for further information on any of the events listed.