Pershore and District Volunteer Centre offers three main activities locally. These are: recruiting and placing around 100 volunteers each year for the centre and various local voluntary and community organisations; a community transport scheme that includes volunteer drivers and accessible minibuses, and;
a lunch club that meets three times a month for around 40 older people.
The Centre caters for people in the market town of Pershore and in the 45 rural villages around the town, which is ten miles from Worcester.
At the June 2021 Trustee meeting, Allen Lane agreed a grant of £2,000 that has contributed towards costs of establishing a formal befriending scheme for older people in the district. This follows on from a more ad-hoc telephone befriending service during Covid that helped lessen people’s isolation and kept a regular connection whilst other face-to-face activities had stopped. A new part-time befriending coordinator post will be recruited, and the scheme expects to benefit ten new volunteers who will support 20 new clients over the coming year.