News story published on 1 June 2018
As part of the national Volunteer Week, we're raising awareness of the great opportunities available for volunteering across the city, and the benefits it can bring to volunteers.
We're encouraging more residents to volunteer and benefit from the employability skills and social opportunities that can be gained.
We have already helped many people into volunteering, both in their community hubs and training courses, its latest partnership project with NCT as well as the WestRaven Big Local projects– a resident led community regeneration project for which we are the locally trusted organisation.
Kate Newbolt, CKH’s Service Manager - Customer, Community and Stakeholder Engagement said: “Volunteering can open so many doors for those who struggle to find work. Not only do they gain skills and experience, but they develop relationships and key contacts.
“It can also help those who are looking at a new career path and to develop valuable volunteering experience in another field.”
“For others, the opportunity to offer their skills and expertise by volunteering to help deliver community events and contribute delivery of our community events and services is invaluable”
Long term volunteer, Adrian Bratley, said: “I’ve been volunteering with CKH for a number of years now and it has been really rewarding. I enjoy being able to share my experience with other, through the coaching I do on the Learn My Way course. As well as the confidence this has given me, and the new skills I have learnt I have also enjoyed meeting so many new people and making new friends.”