Get Volunteering: introducing the Norfolk African Community Association

Thursday 21 February 2019, 11am - noon

Arts 2.05

No booking required - just drop in! Want to form your own volunteering organisation? Meet the Norfolk African Community Association and find out their story, get tips and insights into how its done!

Formed in 2001 by the African community in Norwich, the NACA aims to promote African culture and heritage among its members. By supporting one another, the organisation offers opportunities for the African community to meet one another, share skills and experiences, and campaign for social justice.

Part of its work involves training teams of volunteers on its Organic Gardening and Nature Conservation programme; equipping volunteers with the knowledge and techniques to train others in horticulture and growing their own vegetables.

In this session, you'll discover the activities and achievements of the NACA through the years will help you gain ideas about practical application of forming a voluntary organisation in your community in the future. A theoretical understanding, rooted in how these skills are implemented in practise, could be applied in real life for any student after graduation.

This interactive session will equip you with skills, knowledge and an information sheet to take away with you for the future. 


Please take a free ticket above to book your place



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