If you have never done any volunteer work before the following may give you more idea of whether this is for you.
What do we look for in a volunteer?
- People who are sympathetic with our aims
- People who would like to help those with special needs
- People with all kinds of skills and experience
- A willing pair of hands – everyone has something to offer
- As much or as little time as you can spare
What are the rewards for the volunteer?
- Knowing you are doing something worthwhile and giving something back to society by helping those less fortunate
- Making new friends and becoming part of the Where Next family
- Doing something different
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How do volunteers benefit Where Next?
- By helping our staff support people in their work or training
- By enabling resources to be released for the benefit of people with special needs
- By acting as ambassadors within the local community
- All our volunteers don’t just bring us their time. They bring their personalities, willingness to help and flexibility, their life experiences, their ideas and their enthusiasm.
Ann Pyne has been volunteering at Where Next Nurseries for over 20 years says …
“I keep coming to Where Next to help give people with learning difficulties a purpose in life and see the progress they make”.
Tony Thorne has been volunteering as a trustee since 2006. He also now volunteers weekly in the Training Department. Tony says:”I started by offering to do holiday cover for two weeks. I enjoyed it so much I have continued. The pleasure it gives me more than compensates for the effort put in. I now count as friends many people with learning disabilities and their carers who I enjoy meeting outside the charity.”
How do you get involved?
Click here to ask about current volunteer vacancies. If you are unsure if Where Next is for you but would like to find out more just ask us to give you a ring.