Volunteering project launched in King’s Cross

Posted: Tuesday 17th November 2015

Volunteering is set to become even easier at King’s Cross this month, thanks to a new partnership with Project Dirt, the UK’s most active network for resourcing community projects.

From November, the King’s Cross website will show a range of exciting volunteering opportunities in the area, using Project Dirt’s social networking platform to connect local community projects with environmental and social benefits.

Established in 2008, Project Dirt supports thousands of active community and volunteering projects across the UK, showing users all the activities in their local area so that they can get involved with what’s happening nearby.

Everyone across Camden and Islington is now able to use this volunteering tool via the King’s Cross website to search for volunteering opportunities locally, and filter by interest.

Local community groups and individuals can also set up their own “project page” on Project Dirt to connect with people and businesses offering their help. From here organisations can share information, image galleries and upcoming events to be promoted.

Speaking about Project Dirt, Ian Freshwater, Argent (King’s Cross), said,

“King’s Cross is already emerging as a knowledge hub for learning and we’re delighted to work with Project Dirt to expand this through their service by encouraging, supporting and promoting great volunteering activities throughout the wider community. We’re very excited about this next phase with Project Dirt and are delighted this tool can help take volunteering to the next level at King’s Cross.“

Adding to this, Nick Gardner, Co-Founder of Project Dirt, said,

“Here at Project Dirt, we’re all about helping people take forward their ideas for improving their local communities. We’re using social media for a purpose: to connect, promote and resource passionate people and their projects – and making it easy for local people to get involved. Working with Argent gives us a fantastic opportunity to deepen that reach in King’s Cross, and provide an exciting tool for local businesses.”

Volunteering activities are on offer for all ages, and range from gardening, to arts and crafts, and recycling projects. So whether you want to learn a new skill, show off your expertise in an old one, make new friends, or get fit with your local green gym, there really is something for everyone.

All projects are free to access and open to all, with training provided where necessary.

To discover the range of volunteering opportunities available across the local area and to make a difference in the local community, please visit https://www.kingscross.co.uk/get-volunteering

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