Volunteering can have lots of benefits for you and the local community.
There are many ways you can get involved as a volunteer across the Harborough District, and Leicestershire.
Voluntary Action South Leicestershire (VASL) and Voluntary Action Leicestershire (VAL) are charities providing information and opportunities for volunteers in the local area, including the VASL Community Champions scheme.
Volunteer litter picking group
The South Leicestershire Litter Wombles, which was established in 2019 and started counting litter bags collected in January 2020, is made up of around 500 active volunteers who carry out litter picking ‘Womble’ sessions across South Leicestershire and Leicester.
Harborough District Council supplies the litter bags and kit to the volunteer group and the council’s contractor, FCC Environment, removes the full bags and takes them for disposal or recycling.
If you are interested in taking part in a litter pick run by the group, please see their South Leicestershire Litter Wombles’ group on Facebook for details.