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No need to book, just drop in to Corsham library at Springfield Campus and speak to one of our friendly volunteers – every Thursday 1.30-3.30pm. For more information ask at the library help desk, phone the library on 01249 468 490 or email libraryenquiries@wiltshire.gov.uk

Fashion is the focus of new Wiltshire project for young people with additional needs

An exciting new project invites young people with additional needs to explore the history of fashion as an expression of identity. ‘Fabric of Life 2’ follows on from a previous project which used fashion and art to reflect on different social groups. The new project, led by children’s charity Barnardo’s, will focus on the social and cultural identities of LGBTQ+ young people. Weekly sessions will take place in Chippenham, Trowbridge and Salisbury from March. The groups are open to young people aged from 13 to 18 years old. Find more information here.

Volunteers needed at Tisbury

We are currently looking for extra volunteers to help at Tisbury Library on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday afternoons and Saturday mornings. Our Community Library Volunteers provide volunteer operated opening hours at the library, which is located in the Nadder Centre. This is a great role if you have some time to spare each month, enjoy meeting people of all ages and have a love of books and reading. Our volunteers provide a friendly welcome to all visitors and assist them with using the library services. This includes dealing with straightforward enquiries; assisting with the self-service machines; shelving the stock and helping customers to log onto the public access computers. Find more information here.

Could you spare an hour or two each week to offer companionship to an older person living in a local care home?

Care Home Volunteers is looking for people to join our team of volunteers in Salisbury, Amesbury, Downton and surrounding areas, to bring joy and companionship to older people living in care homes, especially those who don’t have visits from friends or family. This helps people to keep in touch with the outside world, gives them an opportunity to remember the good times and improves their wellbeing and quality of life. Recent studies have shown that spending as little as one hour a week with individual residents getting to know them, their lives, hobbies and interests can make a huge difference to their wellbeing, and our volunteers often say how rewarding it is to bring such joy and happiness to people’s lives. Find more information here.

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