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Volunteering Opportunities for March 2018

Over 100 people volunteer with the BUILD charity in a variety of roles, and right now we have some key appointments we want to make.

Support Volunteer – Wednesday Club Cookery Class in Norwich on a Wednesday evening twice a month

Support Volunteer – Wednesday Club Women’s Discussion Group Facilitator in Norwich on a Wednesday evening once a month

Support Volunteer – Skills for Life workshops that support independent living on a Saturday morning once a month

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BUILD teaming up with Norwich No 1 Round Table

Norwich Round Table

We are delighted to announce that we have been chosen by Norwich No 1 Round Table to benefit from their fundraising efforts this year.

  • The first Round Table was formed in Norwich in 1927 in Suckling House, the current site of Cinema City.
  • The founder, Louis Marchesi, was the youngest member of Norwich Rotary Club who felt there was a need for a club for the younger men of the town. His vision was for them to exchange ideas, learn from the experiences of their colleagues, and together contribute to the community life of the city. In the following 12 months, interest was so high that the club attracted 85 members, and people around the country were starting to show an interest in establishing other clubs.
  • From the beginning, Round Table was a non-religious, non-political, and non-sectarian club, an ethos that still underpins the club today.
  • The first overseas group was formed in Copenhagen in 1936. Round Table is now global, with members in most European countries, as well as Africa, the Middle East, India, Hong Kong, New Zealand, and the USA. Norwich remains very much at the centre of Round Table and Norwich No.1 is proud of its heritage as the founding Table for this word wide organisation. We regularly host Tablers from overseas who are keen to visit the home of Round Table.
  • Each year the current Chairman selects a chosen charity and the majority of fund raising activity over the course of the year is focussed towards the chosen charity. This year that chosen charity is BUILD. Other charity requests are received and considered over the course of the year.


The BUILD Charity, has been nationally recognised by Her Majesty the Queen with the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service.

The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service is the highest award given to local volunteer groups across the UK to recognise outstanding work done in their own communities. It was created in 2002 to celebrate the anniversary of The Queen's coronation. It is the MBE for volunteer groups.

The award comes as the charity celebrates its 50th anniversary this year and recognises the enormous contribution made over those years by volunteers, and supporters.

Responding to the announcement, Chief Executive, James Kearns, who has worked for the charity since 2004, said “This is a wonderful honour for the Charity in its 50th year and just the best birthday present to be shared by the hundreds of beneficiaries, volunteers and staff who have been associated with the charity throughout our history”. Chair of the Board of Trustees, and a volunteer within the charity, Sophie Peek said “We volunteer because we know we can make a positive difference, by using our skills, energy and enthusiasm. The rewards are immeasurable and the benefits mutual”

Buy Your Bear

Get your limited edition “Victor” BUILD Bear to help celebrate our Golden Anniversary and raise funds to continue our work.  Details available from the BUILD Charity Office.

FUSE Parties in Norwich and Kings Lynn - Update

Following the closure of Mercy Nightclub in Norwich in February 2018 we are in discussion with 3 city based venues to re-launch the Fuse Nights as soon as possible. This could be as early as the end of March. Updates will appear on our Facebook page.


- Our famous Fuse Parties, clubbing and entertainment for people with disabilities, are on the second Thursday of every month in Kings Lynn at Dr Thirsty's in Norfolk Street. Doors open from 6.30pm until 9pm. £4 entry with up to 2 carers/supporters gaining free entry. Minimum age 16 but proof of age will be required.

Updates are posted on BUILD Charity’s Facebook page

Volunteering Opportunities
View the list of diverse opportunities available to volunteer working for BUILD and learn how to register today.
BUILD Registration Form
Download and complete this form to register with BUILD. If you need any help in completing this form then please call us on 01603 618029.
Employment & Volunteering
The BUILD Charity employs six members of staff and is supported by over 100 volunteers involved in a variety of roles ranging from supporting people with disabilities in a weekly social club, sports or learning setting through to back office functions.
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