Our Place Our Future (OPOF) is calling out to residents with a passion for improving their local community in Greenock East and Central, to get on board as Community Champions.
The OPOF team are inviting people to join them and find out more about the many opportunities to become involved, during their Community Champions open day on Wednesday 25 March, 9am to 7pm, taking place in the Inverclyde Community Hub, 75-81 Cathcart Street, in the heart of Greenock town centre.
Outlining who they are hoping to meet on the day, OPOF's Volunteer Officer, Rebecca Crossan (pictured right) said: "Community Champions will be people with a passion for their neighbourhood who are willing to give up some of their time to help improve their local community, by getting involved, helping connect and inspire people, and supporting groups or projects in the Greenock East and Central area. That might be to run groups or assist others through the process.
"We will give free support and training to our Community Champions, which will be individually tailored to their needs and as informal or formal as they want. To help during any training time, travel expenses will be reimbursed.
"So, if you have some free time and would like to make a positive difference within your community, and get something back in the process, please come along for a cuppa and a chat on 25 March. We will be on hand throughout the day and early evening. If anyone would like more details in the meantime, they can contact me directly and I'll be happy to help."
The Our Place Our Future Greenock East and Central community programme covers Gibshill, Strone, Weir Street, Cartsdyke, Bridgend, Greenock Town Centre, Wellpark, Drumfrochar, Broomhill and Prospecthill. It is being run by CVS Inverclyde until the end of November 2020, thanks to funding of £121,824 from the Scottish Government's European Social Fund.