European Heritage Open Days – Get Involved!

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Monday, July 25th, 2016
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This year European Heritage Open Days (EHOD) organised by the Department for Communities will take place on Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th September 2016. volunteer1EHOD 2016 will see over 300 properties open their doors for free with many exciting events across Northern Ireland. To ensure the adequate support and smooth running of these days, the Department works closely with Volunteer Now to recruit a large number of volunteers to ensure an enjoyable day out is had by everyone involved. Minister for Communities Paul Givan MLA said, “This is a fantastic opportunity to be part of a wonderful weekend of events. I would urge the public to volunteer at one of the many historic sites across Northern Ireland on the weekend of 10 and 11 September. “Volunteering can give you the opportunity to try something new, gain valuable experience, share your knowledge and skills, build confidence, help others and meet new people while supporting our economy through tourism.” Wendy Osborne CEO Volunteer Now said, “Volunteer Now is delighted to be once again recruiting volunteers for the European Heritage Open Days. “With a wide variety of opportunities available across Northern Ireland at various locations and events, this will be a great opportunity to experience and appreciate many wonderful buildings not normally open to the public.”
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July 2016Ken McCaw volunteered last year and enjoyed the experience. He said, “In September last year, through Volunteer Now, I got the opportunity to help out with the European Heritage Open Days. “I was able to help at both the City Hall and the QSS Artist Gallery in Belfast and they were two most interesting days. Personally, I learned a lot from the staff in both places and really enjoyed interacting with visitors and being able to help in many different ways.” Registration for volunteers is now open and can be done online at: http://www.volunteernow.co.uk/events/item/873/

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