Ready 4 Action

When The Matrix Trust was started in 2000, so was Ready 4 Action – which is still one of the biggest annual volunteer projects running in Guildford (even winning a Queen’s Voluntary Award back in 2009).

Every year on the first May Bank Holiday weekend, we send hundreds of volunteers (usually half of whom are teenagers wanting to get stuck in) out into Guildford to bless the community and show God's love in real, practical ways. We want to love our neighbourhoods, getting our hands dirty with practical jobs like gardening, decorating, removing rubbish, clearing public areas, painting and decorating.

Want to get involved ? Why not bring your youth group, colleagues, family or friends? You can get involved for one, two, or all three days - just fill out an application form (click the link to the right) and post it back to us.

If you’d prefer to just turn up on the day, you can do that too! Be at St Peter’s Church, Bellfields, at 9am for registration and to be put into teams. Then, after a team briefing and a cup of tea, it’s tools-up and time to work!

The practical information bit:
• R4A17 will run all 2 days over the first Bank Holiday Weekend - Saturday 29th April and Sunday 30th May.
• Volunteers will need to report to St Peter’s Shared Church in Bellfields at 9am each day for registration and a team briefing, before being sent to their job sites. We aim to be wrapping up each day around 4:30pm. (click the scroll on the left for more)
• Everyone involved will need to bring their own packed lunch.
• It is strongly advised that volunteers wear clothes that they don't mind trashing - a lot of the work we do involves getting muddy, grassy, and may be ripped on brambles etc. T-shirts will be provided, but that's it.
• Depending on our beautifully unpredictable English weather, it may be advisable to have some sunscreen with you (let’s be optimistic!).
• Younger children may want to come along and get involved - this is fine, but please make sure they come with a parent and are supervised at all times. Most of the jobs we do are pretty physical and we want to look after everyone's fingers.

If you would like R4A's help with a job or a project – public or residential - or you know of someone or somewhere who might benefit from the help of our volunteers, please email or call 01483 574900.

See you soon!

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