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Supported Volunteering

Volunteer Support Project

Volunteering can have so many benefits for people and we aim to make sure that anybody can access volunteering opportunities if they wish.  The project supports people with mental health needs or mild to moderate learning difficulties to volunteer.  We have a dedicated Support Worker who will help you to find a suitable volunteer role in an organisation which will be able to support you.  Our support worker can help you with finding a role, support during the settling in period and provide ongoing support for up to six months in your placement.  

Why Volunteer?

Everyone has a different reason for volunteering.  People use volunteering to:-

  • gain confidence and learn new skills
  • meet new people
  • improve their health and well-being
  • give structure to their day if they are unable to work for health reasons
  • as a stepping stone back to paid work
  • have fun!

What could I do?

There are lots of different opportunities and you could join volunteers who enjoy helping in:

  • charity shops
  • cafes and clubs for the elderly
  • environmental projects and gardening
  • Join our allotment team
  • … and many more local organisation

Read Jeremy, Silvia and Phillip's supported volunteering stories

                          

 

How do I get involved?

Contact our Volunteer Support Project Worker to find out more and/or arrange a confidential meeting:

Tel: 01322 315392

Email:

I am from an organisation and would like to refer a client to the project

We regularly take referals from many different organisations throughout the borough.  If you would like to refer a client please read our Referral Guide first to make sure that your client is suitable for the project.  If so; complete our online form.