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Volunteering

Do you have hidden talent, passion, and commitment?
Would you like to contribute your skills, energy, and time?
Would you like to take the opportunity to benefit your community?
Volunteering is fun!
Meet new people, promote personal growth, gain confidence, and get motivated …

Benefits of volunteering

While volunteering focuses on the needs of others, it also enriches the person through new friendships, increased self- knowledge, insight into others, and relationships between each other and the local community. For some it can be a catalyst to move forward to lifelong positive change and it is a great way to gain skills and make a lasting impact with their work! It ultimately builds up self-reliance.

Volunteering provides a reason to get up in the morning, be more active, and engage with other people. It builds a personal sense of purpose and allows people to look forward to their lives. It reduces stress and provides physical and mental rewards. Volunteering brings people together it also allows you to

  • Learn more
  • Share skills
  • Gain professional experience
  • Strengthen your community
  • Promote personal growth and self-esteem
  • Encourage community bonds and civic responsibility
  • Give back. – People like to support community resources that they use themselves or that benefit people they care about.

Volunteers are an investment in our community and the people who live in it. Volunteering is good for you. You make a difference and every person counts!

Annexe Volunteering Opportunities

  • Café assistant - helping the smooth running of the Annexe Café.
  • Footcare assistant - helping to run the Steps Forward toenail clipping service.
  • General Volunteers - helping towards the smooth running of events and activities.

There is a wealth of resources available locally which are external to our organisation. Staff will forge links with local organisations and map what is available signposting volunteering opportunities to suit individual need. There will also be opportunities to volunteer with our covid community- led recovery activities.

Training opportunities for volunteers

  • Adult Achievement Award
  • Health Issues in the Community Training (HIIC)
  • Health and Hygiene
  • First Aid
  • Footcare
  • Governance

Younity Project “Behind the Scenes” Volunteer Group

Volunteers training

Staff will provide mentoring support and facilitate appropriate training for new volunteers and build their capacity to work together as a group.

Younity Project staff will facilitate opportunities for volunteers to come together on a quarterly basis and become a member of the “Behind the Scenes” volunteer group, providing opportunities to share experiences, discuss issues and solutions, exchange ideas and create an identity as Younity volunteers.

From previous projects we have also found that volunteers can be inspired to establish their own activity eg writing group /drama group. This too will be facilitated.

Stages of Volunteering

There are 3 stages which will enable you to become an Annexe Communities volunteer.

Stage 1: Initial Volunteer Enquiry Form

Stage 2: Volunteer Registration Form

Stage 3: Volunteer Agreement

If you are interested in volunteering with Annexe Communities, please contact:

Michele Keenan - Volunteer Development Worker

Phone: 0141 212 3988

Email: michele.keenan@annexecommunities.org.uk

Volunteers may be subject to PVG membership scheme.

Annexe Communities recognises the importance of volunteering and welcomes individuals to contribute to the work of the organisations as volunteers. As such, volunteers will be treated with respect and be provided with appropriate support, training and supervision.

Volunteer Quote: “It’s allowed me to use my skills and experience. It has made me less introverted and more outgoing. I’ve learned to handle stress and trust my own decisions. I’ve nothing to lose and everything to gain”.

Volunteering with Steps Forward Footcare

The Steps Forward project will work in partnership with NHSGGC Podiatry services, who will provide training in basic foot care for volunteers. If you are interested in personal footcare training and volunteering with Steps Forward Footcare, please contact Michele on number above.

All volunteers will be trained by NHS podiatry and will be subject to a PVG scheme membership.

Trainees will be overseen by NHS Podiatry until volunteers are confident on their own.

Annexe HLC is a controlled environment. All volunteers will be trained to appropriate covid awareness.

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