Jo Glazebrook

Jo Glazebrook

Jo Glazebrook is the Food Partnership's Volunteer Coordinator

Volunteer coordinator Jo Glazebrook took a trip to the Avon and Wiltshire Wildlife Trusts to find out more about their Wellbeing in Nature projects.
During Volunteers Week in June we celebrate the contribution made by volunteers to the community and voluntary sector across the city.

Make a new start in 2017 by volunteering for one of our inspirational projects

If you've got that 'back to school' feeling, try something new this autumn.
Can you give some time to help us share meals with the city's most vulnerable people?

Some people don’t offer to volunteer as they fear it will take up lots of time and commitment.

To tie in with Volunteers Week, I wanted to highlight that whatever your availability, from an hour a year, to a couple of hours a week, there are always ways to get involved in community food projects which have a significant impact on other people in your community.

 

We would like to pay tribute to Paley O’Connor who passed away suddenly in March 2016.

Paley was a North Laine resident and active member of food projects across Brighton and Hove, a shining star for community action around food growing and food waste.

 

As Volunteer Co-ordinator for BHFP I went to the launch of The Power of Volunteering – a strategy to outline the vision for volunteering across Brighton & Hove this week organised by Community Works.

 

A while ago I was invited by the Sunday Assembly to give a talk at one of their Sunday gatherings on the theme of 'Acceptance'. Initially I asked myself 'What's that got to do with gardening and food growing?' and then found the answer pretty quickly: 'EVERYTHING'.

Thinking about the festive season? Planning your food shopping list? How will it fit in the oven and what IS the best way to cook sprouts?  Spend too long thinking about sprouts and it's really easy to forget the small but really important details, like getting your Christmas day soundtrack in order.