We couldn’t function without their skills, enthusiasm and dedication! Volunteering can be fun as well as fulfilling and can make a great difference in our community.
Our volunteers help in many different ways from preparing food in our hostel kitchen to assisting with donation collections, fundraising and events!
Here are some examples of our current volunteers and what they get up to…
"I'm Simon and I volunteer as a buddy supporting a client who lives locally. This support takes the form of meeting up once a week for a coffee or a walk. We chat about all sorts of things and usually have a laugh!
"My role is centred around providing encouragement, building motivation, self-confidence, and belief on often a whole range of issues.
"These meeting are so beneficial to both of us, and we have struck up a real friendship already!"
“My name is Jo and I relocated to this area from London recently. Having just retired and not knowing anyone, joining the Arc volunteering team was ideal for me
“I volunteer once a week in the kitchen helping Lisa (kitchen manager) to prepare and serve meals to the clients. I am always amazed what creations can be made from good simple and honest ingredients. Lisa is often complimented for the food she prepares.
“I would highly recommend volunteering to anyone considering it. I have met many interesting people who have had and continue to have challenging lives. It is very rewarding.”
If you're interested in volunteering, please get in touch with our volunteer co-ordinator, Emma Dunn by emailing her: [email protected] or calling 07395 886595.