Due to increased demand Basingstoke Voluntary Action (BVA) are pleased to announce that from August 8 we will be holding lunchtime clinics fortnightly at The Orchard.

For individuals exploring volunteering the service is able to offer one-to-one interviews to help find the perfect role.

Outreach in the community visits Whitchurch Library from 11am to 1pm on the first Friday of every month. Join Chris to discuss all your voluntary or community needs.

Visit our website for details on any of our activities or events: www.bvaction.org.uk

Coming up on September 20 the BVA will be holding its Annual General Meeting, but before that the organisation has announced that with support from Team Tesco for PepsiCo it will be holding a Summer Picnic next Wednesday at The Orchard between 12pm and 2pm.

This informal event is free to attend and is an opportunity to celebrate the community, with anyone welcome to attend.

Finally, BVA is delighted to be working in partnership with Basingstoke Besom in December this year as we it is once again helping to co-ordinate the popular Foodboxes for Basingstoke appeal.

BVA will be looking for donations and volunteers nearer the time, however the first and most important step is identifying premises.

The charity is in need of a large space, close to town, with drive-up access, including evenings and weekends throughout December 2019 and the first two weeks of January 2020.

Anyone with a contact who may be able to help please they can email contact@bvacation.org.uk.