The Volunteering for All Project helps people make informed decisions, not only about volunteering, but also about education, social interaction, inclusion and personal development

 

Many health and social care organisations refer their clients because of the beneficial impact, and also because coming to us is an important step to test individuals’ readiness towards being independently active in their community.

Individuals can and do also self-refer and get in touch with us even to just find out more about volunteering for themselves or people they care for, when they are ready to get involved or as a target for the future.

Our core services are:

1:1 Interviews online or by phone

Each applicant has the chance to discuss volunteering opportunities, whilst feeling comfortable and safe.  We give people the time and the support needed to truly analyse their preferences and skills. Most people come to us feeling overwhelmed by the number of opportunities and unable to make a choice.  We support them in investigating their real potential and addressing the issues which may have been stopping them volunteering before. We are also able to offer:

We aim to keep in touch with our clients in order to act as a point of reference for any further advice.

Volunteer Blend: virtual coffee morning to talk about volunteering

We often invite voluntary sector groups to come along and talk informally to people interested in volunteering.  We meet every month 10.30 to 11.30 online click on the date to book:

15th May

12th June

10th July

Guidance and advice for those in working support roles (now mainly 1:1 phone or online support offered)

We work with support workers and settings on how to help their clients find the right voluntary work. We visit day centres, hospital wards or supported living accommodation to discuss the benefits of volunteering and the possible roles individuals could pursue.

We support over 200 people per year. The large majority of people who have accessed the project are now volunteering and/or are in education; some have progressed into employment.