Cool to be Kind at VOLFEST 2024

We proudly took part in VOLFEST 2024, an event organised by Chelmsford CVS to celebrate National Volunteers Week. 

Held on 6 June along Chelmsford High Street, VOLFEST brought together over 50 local charities, showcasing their efforts and promoting volunteerism within the community.

We engaged with more than 100 attendees, including Chelmsford’s Mayor Councillor Janette Potter, Deputy Lord Lieutenant Susie Cornell MBE DL, Marie Goldman –  Lib Dem Parliamentary Candidate, Vicky Ford – Conservative Parliamentary Candidate, Councillor Rose Moore and Councillor Stephen Robinson.

We had the opportunity to share about our key initiatives, including:

  • Street Support Chelmsford: Our online directory connects individuals experiencing homelessness with local support organisations. This platform is a crucial resource, offering information on shelters, food banks, and other essential services.
  • The Rucksack Project: Each autumn, we urge our community to fill rucksacks with winter essentials for those experiencing homelessness. This project is vital for providing warmth and comfort during the colder months.
  • Wednesday Evenings at the Lay-by: Every Wednesday evening, our volunteers, alongside Warm Hearts for Cold Hands, distribute clothing and food at the lay-by outside Chelmsford Library. This initiative offers immediate support among those we serve.

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We are looking to recruit more volunteers to help us further the work we do, including:

Volunteering with Cool to be Kind is a rewarding experience that directly impacts the lives of those in need. Whether you have a day, a month, or more to spare, your contribution can make a significant difference, so please do get in touch.

Thank you to Chelmsford CVS for organising such a fantastic event and to everyone who stopped by to learn more about our work. 

For more information or to get involved, visit our website.