Exciting development for the Volunteer Centre in Chesterfield

Chesterfield & NE Derbyshire Volunteer Centre partners with NE Metro Chicago Volunteer Centre, in unique twinning project.

Chesterfield & NE Derbyshire Volunteer Centre is excited to announce an agreement with NE Metro Chicago Volunteer Centre in the USA, to establish and grow ties between the two organisations.
This is the first international relationship between two volunteer centres, designed to promote dialogue, exchange experiences and implement joint activities – all created to foster improvements and mutual progress.

The twinned groups have agreed to focus their efforts on these clear goals:

  • To promote volunteering and local social action in a variety of forms 
  • To act according to the rules of hospitality, with respect for our diversities, in an atmosphere of trust and in a spirit of solidarity
  • To offer people the possibility of participating in the exchanges between our two communities without discrimination of any form
  • To promote the universal values of liberty, democracy and equality

Barbara Tubekis, of The Volunteer Center of N.E. Metro Chicago in the USA, said: “When Dave Radford of The Volunteer Centre of Chesterfield & N.E. Derbyshire reached out to us, we were thrilled at the possibilities to help people not only locally, but globally. Although we are thousands of miles apart, our missions and goals couldn’t be more compatible. We are both dedicated to helping people in need, and the most vulnerable. We look forward to building a network of volunteer support that reaches over the ocean.”

David Radford, of The Volunteer Centre Chesterfield NE Derbyshire, said: “We have many links with local and national voluntary organisations, but this is the first time we’ve been able to take our work to an international level. And our friends in Chicago have been amazingly receptive.”

Unique twinning logo, designed by Magnus Shaw.
For quotes and photographs please contact: The Volunteer Centre, Chesterfield and NE Derbyshire 01246 276 777 / magnus@chesterfieldvc.org.uk