A FREE cinema screening is on offer to potential volunteers in Selby this month.

Selby Globe Community Cinema and Carers' Resource is hosting a free screening of Hugh Jackman's The Greatest Showman at Selby Town Hall on May 31 to help kick off national Volunteers' Week.

Across the country, volunteer groups will hold parties, award events and outings, recruitment fayres and exhibitions to recruit, reward and recognise volunteers, and the Selby event aims to attract people into volunteering whilst saying a thank you to those who already volunteer in the area.

An estimated 12.7 million people volunteer in England once a month, and 19.2 million once a year, and studies suggest benefits to volunteers include increased satisfaction, improved sense of belonging, lower blood pressure, increased protection from Alzheimer's, and decreased mortality.

Eva Lambert, who runs Selby Globe Community Cinema and works with Carers’ Resource, said anyone who wanted to help the community would be welcome to the film, which starts at 1pm.

She said: "Volunteers’ Week is a fantastic opportunity for everyone who runs a community project to celebrate and say thank you to the volunteers that enable and keep these projects running.

"If anyone would like to start volunteering we recognise that’s it's normal to feel nervous and people will have lots of questions about starting something new - and that's the same for volunteering. Don't worry, we’ll be there to support you and make sure it all goes smoothly."

Information about volunteer groups in the community will be available at the screening, along with learning and development opportunities.

Eva said: "To those interested in supporting people in need or existing volunteers we send out an invite to you, please come along and sing your heart out with this fabulous feel good movie - you deserve a thank you."

If you are interested in volunteering or finding out more, phone Eva Lambert on 07522 238116 or email elambert@carersresource.org