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Kasia
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[b]Quote from charlotte.stuffins on June 11, 2014, 12:39[/b]
Thinking back to when you first got involved, did any of you use volunteering centres/ websites to find opportunities?
And is that something you do know, to try and get others involved in your projects? Or is it more about connecting with other groups and raising the awareness of what you do?

Charlotte – that’s something that we have tried to do a few times as a way of getting more, regular volunteers along to our community gardens. But we’ve actually found that it hasn’t been very effective (other people may have a different opinion, of course!). I think that we’ve found that volunteer centres (in our area of london at least) tend to be quite detached from things, and it’s far better to tap into local social networks and rely on word of mouth, posters, flyers, social media etc.