Following on from the success of last year’s partnership, Creamfields and the 10,000 Hours Foundation are teaming up again, this time recruiting volunteers from their fanbase and giving them a crash course in volunteering.
The aim is to connect festival fans with voluntary work, introducing them to local charities and initiatives, allowing them to give something back to the community.
This year’s day of volunteering will be held at a hostel for the homeless on Saturday 11th August. Halton Lodge in Runcorn provides shelter for people who have been living on the streets or are at risk of becoming homeless. Providing accommodation for 66 individuals and a programme of services & activities to help people back on their feet, volunteers are a crucial part of what the service provides.
One of this year’s performers Yousef who is hosting his own Circus arena at Creamfields is the first confirmed volunteer for 2018 and will be joining the team to help out on the day. The day will introduce 20 Creamfields fans to volunteering, starting with an introduction to volunteer work, followed by a chance to gain experience of working in the kitchen, gardening, assisting with an array of holistic and mindfulness classes, and teaching residents production skills in the on-site music studio.
A spokesperson from Halton Lodge said: “All of us at Creative Support Halton Lodge are very excited to be partnering with Creamfields and 10,000 Hours this summer. Volunteers are an integral part of the work that we do to support people who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. We are looking forward to welcoming our new recruits.”
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