Could this be a new start for you? Is it time to make a change?
Would you like to:
- Meet new people
- Try something different
- Build your confidence
- Help others
- Enhance your cv
- Gain some practical experience
You can do all of the above by giving some of your time to volunteering.
You will be provided with training and most organisations will reimburse a travel expense.
Volunteer Ray Scott says
“I decided to volunteer as I have always been drawn to doing so most of my adult life. Living in Canada for 15 years I had volunteered in many environments and on my return to the UK wanted to do more.
I am working on a befriending role through Age Connect with a lovely lady named Gill. She has very poor eyesight and mobility and has suffered from depression which led her to become quite reclusive. I spend time with her at home for company chatting the day away, I help her with her garden, and I have gone to take her out to Bingo as she wants to be more social when she feels up to it. At CF61 I help with the Rebuild group, this is for 17 to 25 year olds who are suffering with mental health issues, I represent Plant Llantwit and help with the community garden project, the aim is for Plant Llantwit to work side by side with CF61 to further community projects that aid the conservation of the local environment.
Volunteering is very rewarding as you are not only helping people in need but you are also building communities - and in life we all have our ups and downs and sometimes you may need help yourself. Building a community is one of the most positive things you can do for one another”.
Time commitment: Time commitment will vary dependent upon the opportunity, it can range from one hour, a few hours or one day a week, negotiable with the organisation.
Expenses reimbursed: Most organisations reimburse a travel expense.
Training provided: Full training is provided.
Selection procedures: An informal discussion, application form completion, references and dependent on the opportunity, a disclosure and barring check will be required (cost met by organisation).
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