How else can we work together for our community?

We would like to build on the great community spirit which has brought so many to offer to help the vaccination programme. Over 300 quickly volunteered, and we know from the many messages received how much it means to you and how keen many are to be even more involved in helping our community.

So, we have been thinking about how to build on this ambition and community spirit. To begin with we thought we should try to discover what your ideas are.

How would you like to get involved in the local community, and what would you like to achieve?

What skills could you bring? How could we draw skills and ideas together to make things happen?

Our idea is not necessarily for one large group but perhaps a number of smaller groups, perhaps each dedicated to a particular cause.

What kind of projects would interest you to be involved in? We have listed a few broad areas below, but what have we missed? What could your innovative ideas achieve?

Helping youth

Education

Homelessness

Sport

Ideas to help the environment.

We are simply seeking to enable volunteers to achieve their goals of helping in the community, without necessarily any affiliation to a formal organisation. We can help assist in facilitating contacts and setting up groups in much the same way we helped set up the volunteer system which has brought us all together.

If you have the ambition to help your local community or any ideas of the type outlined above, please leave a comment with your name – at the bottom of this page – or email your thoughts to howard.cocker@channelrotary.org.uk

The next step may then be to draw together groups of volunteers with similar interests, perhaps via a Zoom call or similar, to see how any ideas can be evolved and brought to fruition.

4 thoughts on “How else can we work together for our community?

  1. hI

    Thank you for this

    I worked in homelessness for many years in central London and also with young people. I have been a social work tutor and am currently running a project for students from underrepresented groups at university and would love to set up a similar community project so would love discuss ideas. I have wanted to set up a local social enterprise project and i think now is a good time

    I look forward to hearing more and getting involved

    Kind regards

    Louise

    On Mon, 8 Feb 2021 at 15:10, Rotary Club of Folkestone Channel wrote:

    > channelrotary posted: ” We would like to build on the great community > spirit which has brought so many to offer to help the vaccination > programme. Over 300 quickly volunteered, and we know from the many messages > received how much it means to you and how keen many are to be even” >

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  2. Hi,

    I was a police officer in London for over 33 years, now retired and living in Folkestone. Working largely as a senior detective in homicide and major violent crime units, I was also involved in speaking to youth groups about involvement in gangs, drugs and carrying knives, both at youth level and schools bringing my experience of dealing with both victims and perpetrators of such violence.

    I would be only too pleased to support such projects or indeed with any mentoring programmes for adults or youths.

    Regards,

    Carl

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  3. I was a teacher for many years and had responsibility for IT. Part of my job was running awareness sessions for teachers and parents about internet safety. They were always amazed at the things they were unaware of! I have always thought there should be some sort of awareness/training for the public in general, especially older people in view of the many scams doing the rounds via the internet and phone calls. I have no idea how this could work but would be happy to be involved with any brain storming on it.

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  4. Louise, many thanks for your reply. I will wait a little longer to see what other response is forthcoming and get back to you. Do you have an email address or would you prefer to correspond via the blog? Regards, Howard.

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