Will Olympic torch relay inspire you to give something back?

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WITH inspirational people carrying the Olympic torch through Hemel Hempstead this Sunday, it is hoped they may encourage others to give something back to the community.

As well as the torch carriers themselves around 100 people have been recruited as torch relay marshals who will give their time for free to help ensure the historic event goes without a hitch.

So there’s no better time to find out a bit more about volunteering in the borough.

With this in mind the Volunteer Centre Dacorum in Marlowes will be opening its doors on Sunday to give people a chance to learn more about what’s involved in helping others.

Lorraine Rockminster from the centre said: “We are opening the centre on July 8 as the torch relay is going right past the door.

“It means that anybody who feels inspired to volunteer can come in and find out what they can do and what they get back from volunteering.

The centre, based in the Roundhouse, will be open from midday and a workshop that promises to reveal all about volunteering will start at 2pm and last around an hour.

Lorraine said: “People can pop in to find out about volunteering generally or they can book a place on the workshop.

“2012 is the year of great events and once in a lifetime opportunities and we feel that other people might be inspired to do something.”

>To find out more contact the Volunteer Centre on 01442 247209, visit www.volunteerdacorum.org