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Have you ever considered being a Volunteer?

Being a Volunteer

Have you ever considered being a Volunteer? Being a volunteer is very flexible and can suit your caring and personal commitments whilst giving you some time to do something that you want. Volunteers with The Network will get trained, supported and expenses to carry out the role they choose. You can ask for a copy of our Volunteer handbook and come along and meet us to get the full picture.

Benefits of Volunteering

Gain confidence. Volunteering can help you gain confidence by giving you the chance to try something new and build a real sense of achievement.
Make a difference. Volunteering can have a real and valuable positive affect on people, communities and society in general.
Meet people. Volunteering can help you meet different kinds of people and make new friends.
Be part of a community. Volunteering can help you feel part of something outside your friends and family.
Learn new skills. Volunteering can help you learn new skills, gain experience and sometimes even qualifications.
Take on a challenge. Challenge yourself to try something different, achieve personal goals, practice using your skills and discover hidden talents.
Have fun! Most volunteers have a great time, regardless of why they do it.

 Why Volunteer

Helping at events, fundraising, supporting Carers, having your voice at meetings, finding new information – there are lots of ways you can support us at The Network. By giving your time you’re helping us, and you’re also helping the people and communities we represent. What turns that donation into an investment is that you get back far more than you give. And for whatever you want to get out of volunteering, we have an opportunity that can help realise it.

Just want to help out? Looking to learn new skills? Keen to meet other people? Fired up to make a difference? Volunteering can help you do it. For that reason alone volunteering can be one of the most rewarding investments you’ll ever make. Whether you have a little or lots of time to give we have something for you.

Fundraising – working to help us alongside our Funding Officer to get donations, grants, funds and sponsorship
In the Office – Filing, talking to Carers, paperwork, minute taking
Community Engagement – helping at events, information stalls, posters and leaflets out

Training for volunteers

We want our Volunteers to feel valued and enabled to complete their roles in a risk managed environment so we will offer you support and training to ensure you are happy and able to maintain your volunteering role for the period that suit you. Training will be offered in a variety of ways and will be tailored to suit each volunteer.

For further details contact:-
Jo McIntyre, Volunteer & Carer Coordinator on 01698 285163 or email: