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UNPAID volunteers are sought for a range of jobs – from cook to website data inputter – in Spalding and across South Holland.

South Lincolnshire Community and Voluntary Service (SLCVS) says volunteering could become a stepping-stone for jobless people looking for employment as well as a rewarding way of giving something back to the community.

SLCVS is looking for people to help cook a nutritious lunch for up to 25 people in a club overseen by Age UK Spalding, and the Friends of Chain Bridge Forge, who aim to develop the Spalding forge into a living museum, need a helping hand with their website.

The SLCVS itself is also looking for a volunteer advisor to help them carry on with their work, matching volunteers to vacancies.

Age Concern also needs a volunteer to get involved with a charity furniture recycling outlet.

And a number of charity shops throughout South Holland are looking for help.

CarolAnne Payne, the senior volunteering officer at SLCVS, said: “There are many benefits to volunteering.

“You can give something back to your local community as well as learning new skills, meeting new people and gaining experience in a working environment, which could support you in getting back into the workplace.

“With a wide range of local opportunuities, the SLCVS trained volunteering advisors can support you in finding a volunteering opportunity to suit your interests.”

l For more details call the volunteer centre on 01775 718008 or email