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Foundation is looking for volunteer boost with recruitment drive

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: June 26, 2014

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A BURTON charity that is helping to provide hot food to people in need is looking to expand further by taking on new volunteers.

The Eaton Foundation, which provides a weekly food drop-in at the Burton Caribbean Association in Uxbridge Street, is launching its first ever volunteer recruitment drive in August to offer support and advice in other areas.

In addition to finding new recruits for the hot food drop-in on Thursday evenings, it is looking for volunteers who can specialise in offering talking therapies, advice and training courses as well as also running sports programmes.

Following a six-week trial, the foundation has recently been awarded funding from Staffordshire County Council that will allow the project to continue into the new year.

The foundation’s chairwoman, Jessica Eaton, told the Mail: “We’re actively seeking members of every community, religion and ethnicity. Previous offences won’t rule anyone out and previous life experience is considered as seriously as academic or career experience.

“We’re asking for volunteers to give around two to six hours of their time a week, usually in a single shift, but we’re very flexible about what we can offer.”

The founation is offering full in-house training to successful applicants, which will begin on August 2 and run each Saturday for five weeks in central Burton. Lunch will be provided and expenses will also be paid.

Anyone interested in volunteering with the Eaton Foundation is asked to contact Jessica Eaton on 01283 568341 or email info@theeatonfoundation.org.uk

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