Volunteering is often a two-way street.
While you will be offering your time and skills to help others, you will also be learning about the difficulties faced by those dealing with chronic loneliness, low self-esteem and mental health challenges.
These are all very poorly publicised areas, dogged by stigma and lack of understanding - yet the people who have come to us for help have regained confidence in their talents or uncovered talents previously overlooked, simply because of this lack of understanding.
Pass on the knowledge you gain and you may encourage someone else to look beyond the stigma and find a productive person who is able to provide a valuable contribution.
They say that ‘in helping others, you help yourself’.
We welcome volunteers from any walk of life, age or experience. We have a range of projects that you can get involved in, whether it’s just a couple of hours you have free or you're able to offer us more time.
Looking for a way to give back to the community?
Do you need some work experience to help you get on the job ladder?
Or do you simply have more time on your hands than you would like?
Feelings of worth can flourish only in an atmosphere where individual differences are appreciated, mistakes are tolerated, communication is open, and rules are flexible - the kind of atmosphere that is found in a nurturing family.
You can raise your potential, when
you help someone to reach their potential.