Worcestershire County Council has a great resolution for anyone looking to improve themselves in 2015 – volunteering with Act Local.
Act Local is an initiative that needs local people to provide their services to community based projects and services. It pledges to deliver bespoke community based solutions rather than a 'one size fits all' solution.
Whether it's working for the Archive and Archaeology division of the County Council's museums service or volunteering to be a tree warden for the Countryside Services, there is an opportunity for anyone and everyone to take up.
Councillor Lucy Hodgson, Cabinet Member with Responsibility for Localism and Communities said: "I really can't promote Act Local enough. It's a fantastic opportunity for residents to get involved at a very local level and improve their neighbourhood or provide assistance to a charity. I would urge everyone to have a look on the Act Local website as soon as possible."
The Museums service at the County Council has a number of interesting roles including helping with the washing and marking of finds within the Archive and Archaeology team, become an IT buddy and share knowledge for less IT literate residents, help manage a library and help to run and manage Worcestershire's, Summer Reading Challenge.
The County Council is also keen to hear from any current volunteers via Facebook and invites you to share your success stories and photos on the site. You can access the Facebook page by logging into Facebook and searching for Act Local.
For information on these posts or similar please visit the Act Local Website at www.actlocalworcestershire.org/actlocal/
For anyone still thinking about whether they should go ahead and apply to be a volunteer – it has been reported that they have higher ratings of life satisfaction and happiness compared to those who do not volunteer.