A CHARITY which aims to inspire people into voluntary work is doing a tour of libraries for National Volunteers’ Week.

The Volunteer Centre, Tendring branch, helps recruit workers and operates a Helping Hands service which assists elderly and disabled people to medical appointments.

During Volunteers’ Week, representatives of the charity will be visiting every library in the Tendring District as part of a promotional roadshow.

This will be an opportunity for people to find out about the volunteer opportunities in their area.

David Eniffer, volunteer projects manager, said: “In these difficult times, the community will become even more reliant on volunteers.

“Equally there are people in the district who want to volunteer but are not sure about the types of opportunities available.

“We must thank the Essex County Library service for their support with this activity which should match more volunteers to local charities and other not for profit’ organisations.”

The road show will visit two locations a day in sessions between 10am and midday and an afternoon period of 2 pm and 4 pm.

It will be at the Walton Project, High Street and Clacton Library on Wednesday, June 1.

The group be then visit libraries in Walton, Frinton, Holland-on-Sea, Brightlingsea, Bishops Park, Jaywick Golf Green, Harwich and Manningtree on the following four days.

The Volunteer Centre has been recruiting volunteers for voluntary organisations in the district for over 31 years.

Among other things, they help with transport to medical appointments, charity retail shops, lunch clubs, advice, administration, fund raising, staff museums and drama groups.

For more information call 01255 470847.