We completed a volunteer preparation course in July 2016. A big welcome to Harriet, Kate, Mandy, Marion, Sue, Steph and Shantha who all successfully completed the course and were a lovely group. We look forward to your joining our team of home-visiting volunteers, all of whom go above and beyond their duty.
So far in 2016, as part of our volunteer ongoing training, we have run sessions on Drugs & Alcohol Awareness by Catalyst; a safeguarding refresher and Working with Stepfamilies.
During 2015, we have run Emergency First Aid session for volunteers; an excellent session an Autism Awareness facilitated by Freemantles School, which gave an excellent insight into the Autism Spectrum; Your Sanctuary came into the office and gave an informal talk about Domestic Abuse (which all attendees found very informative); in June one of our volunteers kindly opened up her home for a coffee morning and fundraiser; NHS First Steps facilitated a session on Mental Health Awareness and in December, 18 volunteers for pottery painting and a finger buffet lunch. We had a lovely time and produced beautiful designs. Some were worthy of the Tate Modern!