The majority of village halls are run entirely by volunteers who have a wide range of responsibilities from taking bookings and keeping accounts to cleaning and maintenance.
Did you know that:
• There are over 230 village halls, church halls, parish rooms and/or rural community buildings in the 210 settlements in the East Riding
• Each village hall has between 5 and 9 volunteers/trustees that are responsible for looking after them. THIS EQUATES TO BETWEEN 1,100 – 2,100 VOLUNTEERS IN THE EAST RIDING WORKING ON YOUR BEHALF
• On average volunteers donate 18.5 hours per week to their village hall, based on the national living wage (£8.25) that is worth £152.62 per volunteer per week. REMEMBER many funders will accept volunteer time as match funding so keeping a record of volunteer hours is a GREAT OPPORTUNITY.
Everyone has something to offer and the commitment can be a few hours helping with the decorating or at an event on an occasional basis or more regular. The choice is yours.
Volunteering at your local hall couldn’t be easier. Simply find your hall on the map and give them a call or an email. Otherwise you could pop down and have a chat with someone at the hall. They will be able to guide you to what is appropriate.
There are many opportunities to volunteer at halls whether you want to get involved in the management, upkeep or the day to day running and activities in a hall. Every hall appreciates the work volunteers do and it is a great way on contributing to your local community and making new friends.