Costa Blanca news | Help Vega Baja
The charity Help Vega Baja located in the Costa Blanca is looking for your help. If you can spare some time, they would love to hear from you.
Like many other charities, they are always looking for more volunteers to help support the work they do within the community of Vega Baja. Now that the summer season is coming to an end they would like to invite anyone who has a few hours a week to spare and is interested in supporting them by volunteering in some way.
At the moment they are particularly keen to hear from anyone that can help them in the following areas:
- Charity Sales at San Miguel (sorting, pricing donations received which can then be sold)
- Administration at the San Miguel and Torrevieja offices
- Collecting and distributing their Red Donation boxes around bars and other establishments in the area
- Also if there is someone out there with some nursing experience that could assist the welfare officers who visit homes to offer advice to people who may need support following hospital stays etc.
Help Vega Baja always try to match a volunteers skills within an area of the charity and appreciate all the support that is offered to them.
If you can help with any of the above requests, please contact the San Miguel office on 966 723 733 Monday to Friday between 10 am and 1.30 pm. Please do not leave message here for them – we’re not coordinating volunteers for them.
About Help Vega Baja
Help Vega Baja is a registered charity which provides help and assitance to people in times of need – all year round.
The charity has offices in San Miguel de Salinas and Torrevieja, and also a help desk in la Marina.
They provide visitors to Spain, and residents, with hands on help and advice. They can assist with resident certificates, registering at the town hall and getting the paperwork sorted for your vehicle.
They are also in a position to recommend local businesses, particularly with English speaking tradespeople for those a little nervous about tackling the Spanish language. They have a register of locally based translators, nurses and carers who provide their services for a fee. They can even help with someone who speaks English to visit you in hospital so you don’t feel alone.
In addition, they hold a good range of orthopaedic equipment which can hired from them at a reasonable cost.
They have regular meetings, including a weekly friendship support group and a monthly diabetic support group.
Should the unthinkable happen, and a family or close friend die, Help Vega Baja can help advise you through the process in terms of paperwork and translations.
They have an emergency contact for members and can supply fact sheets on a wide range of topics.
by Elle Draper
Elle, along with Alan, is the owner of Spain Buddy and the busy web design business – Gandy-Draper. Born a “Norverner”, she then spent most of her life “Dann Saff” before moving to Spain in 2006. Elle’s loves are Alan, the internet, their three bouncing dogs, good food, and dry white wine – although not necessarily in that order.