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Published March 17, 2020 at 12:57

Civic Pride Rossendale (CPR) is recruiting volunteers for Outreach work with local young people. Do you have experience in teaching or working with youth groups? If so, says Roger Grimshaw, Chair of CPR, this is an opportunity to get involved with promoting Civic Pride’s ideas to schools and youth groups in the Valley, and hopefully to encourage more people to take part in activities that benefit the local environment.

Throughout Rossendale there is an increasing awareness of our environment and the need to care for the towns and countryside where we live and work. This year, CPR volunteers are still busy litter picking and gardening as the organisation marks it’s twentieth anniversary in 2020. But it’s not just about the here and now, or even our achievements over the past twenty years; we are also busy planning for the future. CPR’s Outreach Team was formed to engage more closely with the local community, particularly young people, and for a number of years locally retired teachers, Sue and Barry Flint have used their knowledge and skills to liaise with Scouts, Guides, schools, DoE and many other organisations with great success.

Sadly, Sue and Barry are due to leave CPR in the near future, and that’s why new volunteers are so badly needed! “They are stars, and have done an amazing job” according to Chris Blomerley, who recently stepped down after ten years as Chair of CPR. “The challenge now is to carry on the good work!”

Fully supported by CPR, Outreach volunteers have a fulfilling role working independently or with other volunteers. They supervise litter picking sessions with groups and their leaders, organise quizzes or presentations about the environment to school children and help to develop a sense of pride in the Valley.

If you have an hour or two to spare each week, would like more information, details can be found via the CPR website where you can follow the links to contact us, and we will always get back to you!

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