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SI Bournemouth at Volunteer Fair

SIB Attends Volunteer Fair

Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council hosted a Volunteer Fair at Bournemouth Central Library on September 9, 2022 to provide information on volunteering opportunities to interested parties. SIB had a stand at the fair to share information about the club, some achievements, our organisation, and membership details.

It was an ideal opportunity to increase awareness and reach out to potential members.

Two members of the club took a pop up stand and display boards with information about a number of our endeavours- the STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, mathematics) project where we work with teenage girls to increase confidence in non-traditional career opportunities, some of our international projects (for example, Cementing Futures, our charity that funds girls to go to school in Bangladesh), reduce, reuse and recycle focussing on single use plastic, ‘Orange’ days to raise awareness of violence against women and our Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service.

We engaged with a number of visitors as well as other stall holders, increasing awareness of Soroptimist International and the local club. We handed out several fliers with contact details, identified a few potential members, made a useful contact in the Probation Service, signed up a possible judge for the STEAM project in 2023 and generally enjoyed the opportunity to network.